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Re: German group

Postby AlOlaf » Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:08 am

tungemål wrote:
AlOlaf wrote:I'm constantly searching the Internet for German-language documentaries...


Have you seen "Deutschland von oben"? Very interesting documentary on society and history.

I'd never heard of "Deutschland von oben" before. I watched part of an episode, and the photography and graphics are stunning. I find the backround music mildly annoying, but the camera work is so superb and the subject material so interesting, I've decided to watch all four seasons from the beginning. Outstanding recommendation. Thank you.
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Re: German group

Postby IronMike » Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:23 pm

I will join this august group next month when I start a full-time German course. Looking forward to working together!
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Re: German group

Postby IronMike » Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:31 pm

About to start the third morning of the first week of my 10-week full-time (5 hours of class, 3 hours of hw) German course. So far so good, and Gott sei dank the other student has had a start, too, and had studied 3 or 4 other languages through the military, so we're both not new, and we're already on to simple past tense and reading some DW news headlines.
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Re: German group

Postby mokibao » Sat Mar 20, 2021 2:20 am

Kafka's 'Der Prozeß' freely downloadable in audiobook format complete with different voice actors: https://www.gratis-hoerspiele.de/franz- ... r-process/

Audiobooks for classics are the gold standard for practice material imo, and the fact that they added an atmosphere by transposing the reading into an actual 'Hörspiel' is just gravy. (The text isn't altered, so you can still follow it as you listen to it. According to my local library the difficulty level sits at C1.)
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Re: German group

Postby Faust » Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:41 pm

I was hoping you more experienced German learners could help me decide on the value of a couple of Hueber courses:

A2 and B1 levels.

1. Do you think the first course seems suitable enough for a beginner with no German speaking background? Could someone who completes that successfully do the second one as well?

2. Do you think the respective courses could actually get someone to A2 and B1? Here are the table of contents and a chapter from each:
A2 Table of Contents and Chapter 11

B1 Table of Contents and Chapter 7

Here is a YouTube of it from the publisher as well, though it does not really show anything useful:
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Re: German group

Postby IronMike » Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:48 am

This will be a weird question for all of you, but here goes.

There's a video series for German called Deutsch Extr@. It's fun and cute.

I wonder, do any of you know if there is an Italian video which is similar?

(I'm also going to ask this in the Italian group.)
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Re: German group

Postby Deinonysus » Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:21 am

IronMike wrote:This will be a weird question for all of you, but here goes.

There's a video series for German called Deutsch Extr@. It's fun and cute.

I wonder, do any of you know if there is an Italian video which is similar?

(I'm also going to ask this in the Italian group.)

Just English, French, Spanish, and German, I'm afraid. I've seen a couple episodes of the German one and I don't know why I stopped watching, it was really funny!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extra_%28franchise%29
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Re: German group

Postby IronMike » Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:08 am

Deinonysus wrote:
IronMike wrote:This will be a weird question for all of you, but here goes.

There's a video series for German called Deutsch Extr@. It's fun and cute.

I wonder, do any of you know if there is an Italian video which is similar?

(I'm also going to ask this in the Italian group.)

Just English, French, Spanish, and German, I'm afraid. I've seen a couple episodes of the German one and I don't know why I stopped watching, it was really funny!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extra_%28franchise%29

Thanks Deinonysus, I know that Extr@ only has those languages. I was asking if there was anything similar for Italian. ;)
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Re: German group

Postby Deinonysus » Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:03 pm

IronMike wrote:
Deinonysus wrote:
IronMike wrote:This will be a weird question for all of you, but here goes.

There's a video series for German called Deutsch Extr@. It's fun and cute.

I wonder, do any of you know if there is an Italian video which is similar?

(I'm also going to ask this in the Italian group.)

Just English, French, Spanish, and German, I'm afraid. I've seen a couple episodes of the German one and I don't know why I stopped watching, it was really funny!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extra_%28franchise%29

Thanks Deinonysus, I know that Extr@ only has those languages. I was asking if there was anything similar for Italian. ;)

Guess I need to work on my reading comprehension auf Englisch. :lol:
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Re: German group

Postby antstronaut » Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:40 am

IronMike wrote:This will be a weird question for all of you, but here goes.

There's a video series for German called Deutsch Extr@. It's fun and cute.

I wonder, do any of you know if there is an Italian video which is similar?

(I'm also going to ask this in the Italian group.)


Are you specifically looking for a funny sitcom with the somewhat easy-to-follow language that they use?
Not sure if this will be any help or fits your criteria, but BBC had few Italian shows that used to air, and they use rather simple language. BBC Italianissimo and BBC Talk Italian are the ones I can remember.

(Sidenote: Does anyone else remember Deutsch Plus?)
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