Stokesley & District

German for Beginners

German Course for Beginners Part Two

PAGE UPDATED 21st February 2020

This group meets every two weeks on Wednesdays from 13:00 to 15:00 in the Friends Meeting House in Great Ayton.

March 4th and 18th
April 1st and 22nd
May 6th and 20th
June 3rd and 24th

For more information click on Pat

For our session on 18th March, we will read and complete exercises in the Coursebook. Seiten 104, 105 und 106 Übungen 25, 26 und 28

If you have time, could you listen to the remaining recordings of Lektion sechs over the next couple of weeks which cover Verabredungen.

We will continue with Chapter vier, 'Café in Berlin'.
and the songs as well, Sag mir wo die Blumen sind and Lily Marlene usw

Work covered in session on 19th February

Seite 100 Übung 18 We read through and translated Der Tagesablauf von Frau Haase

We studied the separable verbs on Page 101.

Seite 102 Übung 20 Was macht Herr Fablione?

We listened to the recording (this is on disc 1 track 54) and completed the exercise in pairs.

Homework is , prepare chapter 3 Cafe in Berlin and also have some questions prepared to ask the Group members on this chapter.

Worten für Fragen such as Wo, wer, warum, wie, wie viel, wann, wass etc

Alan Sidgewick, the Leader for the Advanced German Group will be attending our next session on March 4th and prior to this, could you prepare a short introduction about yourself. A few basic facts but also something interesting about you!

Alan will be doing some work with us.

A reminder of the online German dictionary that you may find useful:

German dictionary

BELOW ARE SOME USEFUL LINKS TO CAFE IN BERLIN ON YOUTUBE

Kapitel 1

Kapitel 2

Kapitel 3

Kapitel 4

Kapitel 5

If anybody finds links to the other chapters please let me have the web address and I'll put them on this page.

MICHEL THOMAS LESSONS

Another source of short lessons as recommended by Roger is that by Michel Thomas. There are 78 very short sessions covering spoken German.

Michel Thomas Lektionen

To go with the recordings there is also a guide to each session as a pdf. The text for each session is on the pdf but the numbering does not always correspond exactly with the numbering of the tracks.

You can download the pdf by clicking here.

Michel Thomas pdf

For those who could not attend the 22nd January session the section below may be of use.

Adjektive nach dem unbestimmten Artikel

Adjectives following the indefinite article (ein, eine)

maskulin - feminin - neutrum - plural – nominativ

ein alter - eine alte - ein altes - alte
akkusativ
einen alten

eine alte
ein altes
alte

Note: Adjectives do not add endings if they follow the noun
Die Kathedrale ist alt

These are the sentences describing York to the class.

Diese Stadt liegt im Norden von England, nicht weit von hier.

Es ist eine schöne alte Stadt.

Es gibt eine berühmte, mittelalterliche Kathedrale

Es gibt viele interessante Museen

Es gibt ein grosses, freies Eisenbahnmuseum. Hier findet man historische Zügen

Es gibt eine viktorianische Gasse im Schlossmuseum

Es gibt alte Stadtmauern, wo man spazieren gehen kann

Es gibt, belebte, alte, Gassen im Stadtzentrum

Es gibt einen langen Fluss und schöne Brücken

Es gibt tolle Restaurants

Es gibt ein sehr beliebtes café. Dieses Café ist immer überfullt

Es gibt ein altes Theater und auch ein modernes Theater

Es gibt einen schönen Museumgarten

Es gibt einen grossen Park

Fur Radfahrer ist es gut. Es gibt ein langes Radvekehrsnetz.

HEIMAT AUSGABE VOM 22 JANUAR

From the Aktivitaetenbuch:
Seite 49 Uebung 1 + 2

Seite 50 Uebung 3

From the Kursbuch Seite 96 Die Uhrzeit
Vokabeln (Seiten 99 und 112)
Fragen + Zeitangabe

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For those who were not able to attend the session on 8th January we covered Seite 92 , 93, 94 and completed Übungen 1,2,3,4,5

The session on 22nd January will probably start with Übung 6 on Seite 94 as a revision exercise and then Übung 7 before going on to Die Uhrzeit on Seite 96.

We also had an discussion about future sessions and it is likely that from February exercises from the Coursebook will take place up until the tea break and then afterwards we will look at 'Cafe in Berlin', possibly some games and music.

Also maybe spend some time speaking solely in German

Details of this book can be found here Cafe in Berlin

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Record of 2019 sessions
Homework for 20th November lesson

Write a paragraph on the activities that you do every week, using the words on pages 86 and 87 in the Coursebook

Activity Book, Pages 46 and 47 Übungen 1 and 2

Identify and learn the new words that we used in the little German booklet, 'Mein Bordbuch' for a vocabulary test at the beginning of the next class.

Here is a really useful link to an English/ German dictionary which has excellent pronunciations.

German dictionary

We meet again on Wednesday 4th December at 1pm

Homework for 6th November lesson

Activity Book
Seite 44
Übungen 4 und 5

Seite 45
Grammatik
'Wie heißt der Plural' Übung 1

Homework for the 9th of October lesson:

Übung 13 on page 61, learn Table on Possessive Pronouns on page 66, Vocabulary on page 69

Übung 15 on Seite 62 "Haben Sie Geschwister"
Could you read through this text and answer the questions in Übung 16. It's quite a useful exercise, highlighting some of the basic grammar and vocabulary we covered last Wednesday.

On the 16th October, we will be starting on Lektion fünf: ordering food and drink in a cafe, food shopping on Pages 74 onwards.

We will also be focussing on the Nominative and Accusative cases.

SUMMER BREAK HOMEWORK AND NEW TERM DATES

Please note the NEW DATES for our future Group meetings for the rest of the year:

September Wednesdays 18th and 25th

October Wednesdays 9th, 16th and 30th

November Wednesdays 6th and 20th

December Wednesdays 4th and 18th

All sessions take place from 1pm till 3pm

Frauke has given us quite a bit of revision for the next 7 weeks, reminding ourselves of what we have covered in the first Four Lessons of the Wilkommen Coursebook.

At our next Group session, we will go over some of the basics in grammar and conversations in these Lektionen such as numbers, alphabet, forming questions, verb endings in the present tense and plural forms of nouns, personal pronouns and possessives. Also it is worth listening to the CDs and DVDs.

Hopefully it's not too daunting a task but we don't have to be too perfect!!
We will start on Lektion 5 the following week

Homework after 10th July lesson

Write at least 100 words about yourself, your family, hobbies etc
Useful pages are 58-69 in the Coursebook.

Learn the verses in the songs Die Lorelei, Der Frohliche Wanderer und Ich bin Auslander. These are on the links on the right hand side of this page.

Hausaufgaben for 19th June

Seite 67 Übung 1,2,3

Seite 68 Übung 5

Lernen Sie die Vokabeln am Seite 69

Hausaufgaben for 5th June

Seite 27 Übung 2 Lesen

Read the article and write "Welche Antwort stimmt" (which answer is correct?)

Seite 29 Abschnitt B Übung 1 Eine Unfrage

Seite 31 Abschnitt C Übung 1 Welsches Wort passt (which word fits?)

Seite 32 Übung 2 positiv, negativ

This group meets every two weeks on Wednesdays from 13:00 to 15:00 in the Friends Meeting House in Great Ayton.

For more information click on Pat

The 2019 dates are as follows:

Wednesday 19th June

Wednesday 10th July
Wednesday 24th July.

The group will not be having any meetings in August.

Dates for September through to December will be circulated soon.

Follow up to 3rd April lesson

Click on the links below to hear the music of the songs. The image of the words can be seen in the links on the right of this page. You can have the words and the music at the same time if you:

Right click on the image of the song and open in a new tab. Then click on the link on the page to start to play the song. Then minimise the Youtube page and you can follow the words and song at the same time.

Die drei Zigeuner

Der Leiermann

Lorelei

Das Wandern

Our Hausaufgaben is to prepare for talking about yourself so revise the things we have learnt on the panels on these pages:

Page 14

Page 32

Page 51

Hausaufgaben (homework) after lesson on 27th March
Coursebook
Seite 76 Übung 12
Seite 77 Übung 13
Seite 78 Übung 14

Activity Book:
Seite 39 Übung 1 + 2

Hausaufgaben (homework) after lesson on 27th February

It might be useful for everybody to have the special characters for the letters with Umlauts as well as the double s symbol. Save it to your computer on a separate document and then you can copy and paste the letters as you need them.

ä ö ü Ä Ö Ü ß

Willkommen Activity Book
Seite 20 Grammatik (1) section 1 and section 2a)- 2e): Grammatik (2) section 1a)- 1g)

Willkommen Course book
Seite 37 Übung 4a)- 4g)

Vocabulary from 27th February lesson

ein wenig - viel = a little - a lot

dort - hier = there - here

richtig - falsch = correct - false

ziemlich = fairly

bitte - danke = please - thank you

wunderschön = wonderful, marvellous

Question words

wieviel - wieviele = how much - how many

wo = where

woher = from where

welche = which

wer = who

wann = when

was = what

Verbs

sie sind = they are

Sie sind = you are (formal)

du bist = you are
e (informal)

er ist = he is

ich bin = I am

ich habe = I have

er hat = he has

sie hat = she has

Sie haben = you have (formal)

du hast = you have (informal)

wir haben = we have

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A course book for beginners will be used during these sessions.

You will need a 'Wilkommen German Beginners Coursebook' and the 'Activities Book'.
It is the third edition that we will be using.

The DVD resource pack is not required for the course but some group members may find it useful.

ORDERING DETAILS FOR WILLKOMMEN BOOKS AND DVDs

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE COURSE PACK ONLY INCLUDES THE COURSE BOOK AND CD/DVDs. IT DOES NOT INCLUDE THE ACTIVITY BOOK. THE WEBSITE IS MISLEADING.

The course book is £12.54 from Amazon Prime and £12.57 from Book Depository (no postal charge)

Course Book

The activity book is £11.62 from Amazon Prime (no postal charge)

Activity Book

The course pack (course book plus CD/DVD)This is £27.54 from Amazon Prime.

Course Pack

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ALL THE LESSON DETAILS FOR THE TERM FROM SEPTEMBER HAVE BEEN MOVED TO ANOTHER PAGE

Click on the link below.

Revision folder of 2018 lessons

Songs for Christmas 2018 session

The words for the songs can be downloaded as a text document and printed out.

Muss I Denn

Rudolph the red nose in German

Silent Night in German

We wish you a merry in German

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French - advanced French for Enjoyment
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