Group Leader is Barbara Phoenix
If it is Monday, learn a language and “see” friends.
Wenn es Montag ist, lernen eine Sprache und „sehen“ Freunde.
If you look again at the first two paragraphs you should find very few completely alien words and, even then, you may think of something similar in English: for example “Sprache” and “speech”.
If you recognise some German, from however long ago, join us on Zoom and you will be surprised how much you have actually retained. Let us stimulate your memory and introduce you to more.
We have two groups, which plan to meet on alternate Mondays at 10.30 on Zoom for forty minutes, then again at 11.30 after a break. Therefore, any prospective new members need to contact the group leader to receive the Zoom codes, and an introduction to Zoom if necessary.
The Tutored Group has used “Living German” for a few years as a grammar base, but with other texts and activities. Normally we revise from the start each September, but this year, with fewer new U3A members, we intend to begin at a later stage.
The Intermediate Group sessions have a range of contributions from different members with several activities within each meeting. Using Zoom means that we can screen-share. When possible texts will be emailed in advance to allow for preparation and best use of online time.
We acknowledge our need to include more conversational German in both groups. An advantage of Zoom is that it enables us to meet in smaller separate groups (Breakout Rooms) without noise from others.
We would be particularly pleased if anyone who speaks German, or has lived in a German-speaking country, feels able to join us. If you do not wish to join the group, but are willing to contribute your experience on one occasion via Zoom, please do get in touch.
You can choose to attend either or both groups: the Tutored to reassure and revise; the Intermediate to challenge yourself.
Group Contact: Barbara Phoenix 01925 821637