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Re: German group

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:13 pm

księżycowy wrote:Any recommendations for readers that are at the A1 level?


Something from Deutsche Welle perhaps?
Level A1 | DW

I have used some of the resources from Klett and DW. I use adapted material if I have to, but ideally I wait till my vocabulary is big enough so I can read something else.
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Re: German group

Postby Cavesa » Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:51 pm

How is everybody's German going?

As described a bit more chaotically in my log, I am now on the quest from a true false beginner level to B2. I don't know whether I'll really get there as soon as I need. But I thought I should put the classical progress bars somewhere, and there is no better and more motivating place than the German learning group. And when I finish something, I'll post a short review of the resource, as I suppose there are other false beginners around, who might find it interesting.

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Re: German group

Postby Tlernen » Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:59 pm

I am wondering what TV shows or movies you guys have been using successfully for German immersion? Where do you find your immersion content? How many minutes or hours each day are you actively immersing? I've been having great success watching German audio dubs of anime series and movies on German Netflix, Amazon Prime and Animax. German dubs of animation do not distract me in the same way that German dubs of "The A-Team" or some live-action show might, where the lips are way out of sync. In this sense, I find animation more forgiving. There is also a massive amount of anime with excellent German dubs.
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Re: German group

Postby tungemål » Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:40 am

There is a wealth of German content to be found. I used among others these:

- youtube: German youtubers, just search for something you're interested in
- documentaries. I enjoyed "Deutschland von oben" which is on youtube.
- German TV: They offer a lot for free without geoblocking, and the programmes usually come with subtitles
- Tatort. Is available on daserste.de. Tatort is rather difficult to follow.
- I also used a lot of podcasts from German radio. Sometimes a transcript is available, I think that was the case for SWR2 wissen

I never used dubbed series, but that is because I don't like it. I don't see the point when German offers so much valuable authentic content.

Going forward I have noted a couple of series that I want to watch:
- Babylon Berlin
- Überläufer
- Deutschland 83
- Dark

Aber im Moment arbeite ich hauptsächlich mit Spanisch.

Tlernen wrote:I am wondering what TV shows or movies you guys have been using successfully for German immersion? Where do you find your immersion content? How many minutes or hours each day are you actively immersing? I've been having great success watching German audio dubs of anime series and movies on German Netflix, Amazon Prime and Animax. German dubs of animation do not distract me in the same way that German dubs of "The A-Team" or some live-action show might, where the lips are way out of sync. In this sense, I find animation more forgiving. There is also a massive amount of anime with excellent German dubs.
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Re: German group

Postby Stefan » Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:46 am

Tlernen wrote:Where do you find your immersion content?

MyDealz combined with MediathekView.
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Re: German group

Postby DaveAgain » Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:42 am

I've been working through a course built around German expressions recently, and today I actually came across one of them in the wild! :-)
... franzosen sind sehr viel weniger direkt als deutsche also meistens zeigen sie ihre meinung er so durch die blume oder ...

https://youtu.be/bwHj3KGGC_U?t=378
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Re: German group

Postby Tlernen » Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:41 am

DaveAgain wrote:I've been working through a course built around German expressions recently


Those little audio lessons are great. Is there any convenient way to download them?
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Re: German group

Postby DaveAgain » Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:08 am

Tlernen wrote:
DaveAgain wrote:I've been working through a course built around German expressions recently


Those little audio lessons are great. Is there any convenient way to download them?
The individual lessons have a 'downloads & links' option to the right of the horizontal navigation menu. e.g.

https://www.dw.com/de/liebe-geht-durch- ... l-18745472
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Re: German group

Postby Kraut » Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:37 pm

The Tower (German: Der Turm)
is a 2012 German TV drama film based on the eponymous 2008 novel by Uwe Tellkamp. It is about life and history in Dresden between 1982 and 1989 in the German Democratic Republic, GDR and its last years before demonstrations, the time of Die Wende (the turning from former socialistic government with Stasi-elements to democracy), the tearing down of the wall and before German reunification.[1]


https://programm.ard.de/TV/Audiodeskription/Startseite

Fernsehfilm Deutschland 2012
Der Turm 1/2
subtitles and audiodescription
SENDETERMIN Mi., 19.08.20 | 20:15 Uhr | Das Erste
1982. Familie Hoffmann lebt im Villenviertel Dresdens. Man hat sich im bildungsbürgerlichen Milieu eingerichtet. Vater Richard Hoffmann, ein erfolgreicher Chirurg, hofft, zum Nachfolger des Klinikchefs ernannt zu werden. Doch eine jahrelange Affäre mit der Sekretärin Josta Fischer, mit der er eine Tochter hat, wird ihm dabei zum Verhängnis. Diese macht ihn für die Stasi ebenso erpressbar wie eine vor Jahrzehnten begangene Jugendsünde. Richards Frau Anne und sein Sohn Christian ahnen nichts von Richards Doppelleben.


SENDETERMIN Mi., 26.08.20 | 20:15 Uhr | Das Erste

Der Turm (2)

both parts will be in the mediathek
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Re: German group

Postby annelions » Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:33 pm

księżycowy wrote:Any recommendations for readers that are at the A1 level?


Beelinguapp is not the greatest app ever but it does have stories at various levels. They are read by people and not computers so the audio quality can vary quite a bit. You don't have to listen to the audio, though. You can read the text yourself if that's what you prefer.
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