[German] 1st class review

Sean Fridman fridman at mail.sfsu.edu
Fri Oct 21 15:43:33 PDT 2011


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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