We are a group practicing a level of German that is somewhere between Beginners and Intermediate. We tend to use stories and are currently working our way through the “Café in Berlin“ series. Most group members studied some German in school and have not used it much since then. Others have come to it later in life for various reasons. If you would like to try us out, please contact me, or just come along on a Thursday morning at St Georges parish hall. We meet most Thursday mornings outside of the school holiday periods.
We will be meeting as normal on Thursday, 17th May but there will be no meeting on Thursday, 24th May.
We will meet again as normal from Thursday, 31st May.
Peter is away at present. The group meetings on Thursday, 10th and Thursday, 17th May will be led by David Allen. At the moment we are not sure whether there can be a meeting on Thursday, 24th May.
As a group, we are steadily improving our grasp of German and gaining in confidence. At present we are starting each session with an instalment of Deutsch Extra. This is ongoing stories of two girls who share a flat in Berlin and who have a male neighbour/friend and a male guest visiting from America (who just happens to be a millionaire – but the girls don’t know! Surely only TV can invent such a scenario). The serial is very entertaining because there are minor disasters in each new episode. The unravelling story is providing us with a great incentive to be able to understand every word.
There will be no meetings on Thursday, 22nd or Thursday, 29th March. The next meeting will be on Thursday, 5th April at the usual time of 10am.
We meet for two hours every week on a Thursday morning. We are a group of people with some knowledge of German and a wish to improve it. We have people in our group who have studied no German since school, people who have stayed in Germany for a period, but a long time ago and people who only recently started a self study internet course. We are not for raw beginners but our skills range from a good basic understanding up to a good intermediate level. We use a lot of internet material and try to improve our German through studying stories for beginners, watching video clips and reading ad hoc articles from various sources. Newcomers are welcome. Peter Duffy
This is a fairly new group which welcomes new members. Led by Peter Duffy, they meet at St Georges Social Club on Thursdays at 10.00 am. Contact Peter if you would like to learn or brush up on this language. Ed.