[German] 1st class review

Lucy (diN0bot) Mendel a.downy.hint at gmail.com
Wed Nov 2 10:32:57 PDT 2011


Danke schön für die super Unterhaltungen. Es freut mich, euch am
nächsten Woche wieder zu sehen und  Banane zu spielen.

2011/11/1 Michel Lallement <milall1662 at gmail.com>:
> 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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