[German] 1st class review

Lucy (diN0bot) Mendel a.downy.hint at gmail.com
Wed Nov 2 20:33:48 PDT 2011


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2011/11/2 Lucy (diN0bot) Mendel <a.downy.hint at gmail.com>:
> 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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