Group Leader is Barbara Phoenix
The German Group meets at 10.30 am in the Lounge upstairs in the Bold Street Methodist Mission. Tutored and Intermediate classes meet on alternate Mondays.
IF IT IS MONDAY, LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE AND SEE FRIENDS, OLD AND NEW.
WENN ES MONTAG IST, LERNEN EINE NEUE SPRACHE UND SEHEN ALTEN UND NEUEN FREUNDE.
The English language is a survivor. When a wave of invaders arrives, be they Anglo-Saxons, Romans, French, Indians, (ET's family?) our language just absorbs and anglicizes some of their words. Thus we have a language rich in synonyms. So, if you look again at the second line 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 are intrigued by the links between English and German, let us introduce you to more.
We have two groups, which meet on alternate Mondays. New members to either group will be very welcome, though those with no knowledge of German are advised to use online sites or books to learn the basics before joining. If you already know some German, from however long ago, come along and you will be surprised how much your memory has actually retained. You could, like many of us, attend both groups, the Tutored Group for reassurance and the Intermediate Group for more challenging material.
The Intermediate Group is now able to include more conversational German, since we have the help of a native speaker. We would welcome others with some fluency, to create smaller conversation groups.