[German] 1st class review

Michel Lallement milall1662 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 21:13:33 PDT 2011


Hi Jacob,
this sounds pretty good. I will join the group in two weeks.
Vielen Dank.
Bis bald dann
Michel

2011/10/20 Sean Fridman <fridman at mail.sfsu.edu>

> I wasn't able to make the first one, but I like the gameplan! Hope to make
> it next time. I also have a beginning German textbook I'd like to donate to
> the space. It's structured like you mentioned, thematically, like "at the
> restaurant" "train station" "whatever" so I think it might be of help.
>
> - Sean
>
> On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 3:38 PM, Jacob Ervin <jacobkyle88 at gmail.com>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://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).
>>
>>  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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