[German] 1st class review

Lucy (diN0bot) Mendel a.downy.hint at gmail.com
Thu Oct 20 13:12:43 PDT 2011


Sean, gehst du noch? Hast du ein Handy oder trägst du etwas bestimmt?
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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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