[German] 1st class review

Michel Lallement milall1662 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 1 16:16:30 PDT 2011


Hey Jacob,
that's great ! See you this evening then.
Michel

2011/11/1 Jacob Ervin <jacobkyle88 at gmail.com>

> Hallo Michel,
>
> Yes, the class is still going. We are meeting tuesdays at 7:00, but me and
> Lucy have usually been showing up earlier (around 6:00) to cook dinner. You
> should definitely try to make it down tonight - we have a few native
> germans coming over to help with the class and dinner should be awesome.
>
> Hope to see you there,
> Jacob
>
>
> On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 7:47 PM, Michel Lallement <milall1662 at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>> I'm interesseted to join the German corner but could not come the two
>> first times. Is it still possible to join ? If yes, is there a meeting
>> tomorrow ? Where and when ?
>> Thanks for all information !
>> Bis bald vieilleicht dann
>> Michel
>>
>>
>>
>> 2011/10/22 William Budington <bill.budington at gmail.com>
>>
>>> Ich glaube dass es besser ist, wenn wir auch eine englische Uebersetzung
>>> einschliessen.  Deswegen koennen auch Deutsch-anfaenger(innen) an die
>>> Auseinandersetzung teilnehmen.  Sogar fuer nicht-anfaenger(innen) ist das
>>> vorteilhaft.
>>>
>>> I think it's better if we also include English translations.  That way
>>> beginners can also take part in the discussion.  It's even advantageous for
>>> non-beginners.
>>>
>>> (Here I include the (innen) in parenthesis as a political nod.  The
>>> proper, traditional German is for the plural to be masculinized, unless all
>>> participants are female.)
>>>
>>>
>>> On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 3:48 PM, Sean Fridman <fridman at mail.sfsu.edu>wrote:
>>>
>>>> Ach, sorry. Ich glaub, ich soll womöglich auf dieser Mailliste nur in
>>>> Deutsch schreiben. Ab sofort mache ich das ;)
>>>>
>>>> - Sean
>>>>
>>>> On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 3:43 PM, Sean Fridman <fridman at mail.sfsu.edu>wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hey Lucy,
>>>>>
>>>>> Sorry, I didn't get around to checking my mail again until late last
>>>>> night, actually, after I went! The movie was pretty good. I wasn't blown
>>>>> away or anything. My tandem partner didn't end up going, either.
>>>>>
>>>>> -Sean
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 1:12 PM, Lucy (diN0bot) Mendel <
>>>>> a.downy.hint at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Sean, gehst du noch? Hast du ein Handy oder trägst du etwas bestimmt?
>>>>>> 540-346-0268
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 2011/10/19 Sean Fridman <fridman at mail.sfsu.edu>:
>>>>>> > Hey,
>>>>>> > I might try to catch Almanya tomorrow at that festival. I have a
>>>>>> language
>>>>>> > tandem partner at SF State and I'll see if I can drag him along as
>>>>>> well. No
>>>>>> > idea, though, whether either of us will go. Ich bin mir auch nicht
>>>>>> ganz
>>>>>> > sicher, ob ich Zeit vor oder nach dem Film haben würde, um
>>>>>> spazieren zu
>>>>>> > gehen oder zu diskutieren oder was auch immer... aber vielleicht
>>>>>> doch.
>>>>>> > Anyone else interested in Almanya?
>>>>>> > - Sean
>>>>>> >
>>>>>> > On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 9:37 PM, Lucy (diN0bot) Mendel
>>>>>> > <a.downy.hint at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>> >>
>>>>>> >> 2011/10/19 Christian Wolff <sub-nbgerman at scara.com>:
>>>>>> >> > Hi,
>>>>>> >> >
>>>>>> >> > I did not make it yesterday due to my first cold of the season...
>>>>>> >> >
>>>>>> >> > As for german movies, the "berlin and beyond" festival starts
>>>>>> >> > tomorrow at the castro:
>>>>>> >> >
>>>>>> >> > http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/saf/prj/bby/enindex.htm
>>>>>> >>
>>>>>> >> Gibt's einen bestimmten Film, den jemand ansehen will? Es freut
>>>>>> mich
>>>>>> >> nicht so viel als wenn wir wandern oder reden.....wir können also
>>>>>> >> vorhin zusammen essen, oder nachher den FIlm diskutieren. Was denkt
>>>>>> >> ihr? Dann bin ich dabei!
>>>>>> >>
>>>>>> >> Ich habe auch viele Bücher (Eine Tiefe am Himmel, lustige
>>>>>> >> Taschenbücher, Siddhartha, Faust, Aus dem Leben eines
>>>>>> Taugenichts...
>>>>>> >> vielleicht die Bibliotek hat sie auch, oder jemand liest ein
>>>>>> bisschen
>>>>>> >> vor, um uns ins Laufen zu bringen.) Also, wie haltet ihr dann für
>>>>>> eine
>>>>>> >> Buchgemeinschaft?
>>>>>> >>
>>>>>> >> >
>>>>>> >> > I also have a number of german children's shows (and other shows
>>>>>> and
>>>>>> >> > movies) on DVD. We can maybe organize a viewing party, if there
>>>>>> is
>>>>>> >> > interest? These are mostly german audio with german subtitles,
>>>>>> which
>>>>>> >> > appears to be very helpful.
>>>>>> >> >
>>>>>> >> >   Alles Gute, bis zum nächsten mal,
>>>>>> >> >     Christian.
>>>>>> >> >
>>>>>> >> > On 2011-10-19 15:38, Jacob Ervin wrote:
>>>>>> >> >> Hey everyone,
>>>>>> >> >>
>>>>>> >> >> Thanks to everybody who made it to our first class/meetup. I
>>>>>> think we
>>>>>> >> >> came up with a good game plan for the group.
>>>>>> >> >>
>>>>>> >> >> For those who weren't able to make it here's a quick rundown.
>>>>>> >> >>
>>>>>> >> >> We agreed that one hour a week isn't enough to really help
>>>>>> beginners,
>>>>>> >> >> though it is handy for intermediate/experts to stay sharp. So
>>>>>> in order to
>>>>>> >> >> help beginners each week we will have an optional study theme
>>>>>> to keep people
>>>>>> >> >> busy in-between classes IE "At the restaurant", "Common words
>>>>>> and phrases"
>>>>>> >> >> or maybe topics such as gender or plurals in German.
>>>>>> >> >>
>>>>>> >> >> It would also be nice for people to share any helpful links
>>>>>> they find
>>>>>> >> >> while studying on their own. We can add them to the Wiki as
>>>>>> they get passed
>>>>>> >> >> around the mailing list too. Here are some that where
>>>>>> recommended last night
>>>>>> >> >> that seem interesting.
>>>>>> >> >>
>>>>>> >> >> 1) - 100 most common words in written German. Seems like it
>>>>>> would be a
>>>>>> >> >> good foundation to know most of these.
>>>>>> >> >> http://german.about.com/library/blwfreq_t50.htm
>>>>>> >> >>
>>>>>> >> >> 2) - Very good English/German dictionaries / grammar help
>>>>>> >> >> http://dict.leo.org/?lp=ende&search=hello
>>>>>> >> >> <http://dict.leo.org/?lp=ende&search=hello>
>>>>>> >> >> http://www.canoo.net/
>>>>>> >> >>
>>>>>> >> >> 3) - Word quiz game
>>>>>> >> >> http://quizlet.com/subject/german/
>>>>>> >> >>
>>>>>> >> >>
>>>>>> >> >> Lucy had a very good recommendation for beginners; try reading
>>>>>> German
>>>>>> >> >> childrens books or watching childrens shows in German (If I
>>>>>> find any good
>>>>>> >> >> links Ill send them out).
>>>>>> >>
>>>>>> >> heh. My recommendation for beginners is still "extreme learning of
>>>>>> >> limited structure", particularly grammer. Whether this is a class
>>>>>> or
>>>>>> >> self-study, a good textbook is fundamental.
>>>>>> >>
>>>>>> >> I recommend "Kontakte: A communicative Approach"; the "Schritte
>>>>>> >> International" books used by the Goethe Institut are less compact
>>>>>> and
>>>>>> >> less instructive, in my opinion. Both come with audio components.
>>>>>> >>
>>>>>> >> Everything else, in my mind, serves as inspiration for the immense
>>>>>> and
>>>>>> >> varied practice that builds upon this limited structural
>>>>>> foundation.
>>>>>> >> They are guides not starting points.
>>>>>> >>
>>>>>> >> Songs, poems, short texts---these might be less daunting than
>>>>>> books,
>>>>>> >> or at least provide variety.
>>>>>> >>
>>>>>> >> If you switch your computer and browser to German you'll have a new
>>>>>> >> world at your fingertips.
>>>>>> >> There are handy browser extensions for spot word translations.
>>>>>> >>
>>>>>> >> >>
>>>>>> >> >> Once the group gets rolling we talked about getting out of
>>>>>> noisebridge
>>>>>> >> >> once a month or so. Often it is possible to find German movies
>>>>>> playing
>>>>>> >> >> around town, or we could all go out to a german pub like
>>>>>> Schroeders and
>>>>>> >> >> practice there.
>>>>>> >> >>
>>>>>> >> >> Again, this group is for students of all levels and we should
>>>>>> have
>>>>>> >> >> something for everyone. Personally I am beginning at a very low
>>>>>> level and so
>>>>>> >> >> most of the links I contribute will be focused at the simple
>>>>>> end of the
>>>>>> >> >> spectrum, however if you are more advanced feel free to post
>>>>>> more
>>>>>> >> >> interesting links. That Pirate movie that got passed around a
>>>>>> few days ago
>>>>>> >> >> was perfect.
>>>>>> >> >>
>>>>>> >> >> My next email will be full Deutsch, promise :)
>>>>>> >> >> Jacob
>>>>>> >> >>
>>>>>> >> >>
>>>>>> >> >>
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