Tynedale

German Conversation

Convenor: Richard Tel: 01434 607040

We meet every Wednesday from 10.30 a.m. until 12 noon in a café in Hexham except for the month of August.

Despite popular mythology, German is fun! The name of the group is a little misleading. We do indeed attempt a bit of chat in German, but we have tended to focus on reading and translation of, for example, newspaper articles, short stories and the like. Over the past few years we have also read some more substantial texts including a modern children’s novel, a nineteenth century comic novel, interviews with the former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, an autobiography by Erich Kaestner, the author of the well-known 'Emil and the Detectives', and the 'Jungle Book' in German translation. We have tried German jokes (yes they do have a sense of humour!) and we have worked our way through Schubert’s 'Die Schoene Muellerin', reading and translating the poems, then singing along to Fritz Wunderlich on CD. We have even done German crosswords (not cryptic!).

You need a working knowledge of German up to about GCSE, but we can provide assistance with the language and we do revise grammar from time to time. If you did German at school (long ago perhaps!) and fancy brushing it up, please contact the convenor.

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