[German] 1st class review

Sean Fridman fridman at mail.sfsu.edu
Fri Oct 21 15:48:55 PDT 2011


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
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >> _______________________________________________
>> >> >> German mailing list
>> >> >> German at lists.noisebridge.net
>> >> >> https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/german
>> >> > _______________________________________________
>> >> > German mailing list
>> >> > German at lists.noisebridge.net
>> >> > https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/german
>> >> >
>> >> _______________________________________________
>> >> German mailing list
>> >> German at lists.noisebridge.net
>> >> https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/german
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>> > _______________________________________________
>> > German mailing list
>> > German at lists.noisebridge.net
>> > https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/german
>> >
>> >
>> _______________________________________________
>> German mailing list
>> German at lists.noisebridge.net
>> https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/german
>>
>>
>
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://www.noisebridge.net/pipermail/german/attachments/20111021/e6ec65df/attachment-0001.htm 


More information about the German mailing list