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Re: German group

Postby Kraut » Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:18 pm

That's terrible.The poor teachers. It's no wonder there's a shortage of teachers in Germany. Who would want to subject themselves to such stress? What do you think the solution is?


Those that can afford it will send their kids to a private school.
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Re: German group

Postby AlOlaf » Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:35 pm

Kraut wrote:
That's terrible.The poor teachers. It's no wonder there's a shortage of teachers in Germany. Who would want to subject themselves to such stress? What do you think the solution is?


Those that can afford it will send their kids to a private school.

I meant a solution to help the teachers.
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Re: German group

Postby Kraut » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:08 pm

I meant a solution to help the teachers.


Politics. Germany is divided and it's very difficult to do away with mistakes in education. Every Land has its own Ministry. Right now a wrong method of teaching writing , called "Lesen durch Schreiben", where phonemes that the child knows already are represented by letters of the alphabet : "FATI FÄRT FARAT". Some Länder have forbidden it, while others allow it insisting on its "merits", which is the fact that a child learns to write earlier but has to "unlearn" the mistakes inherent in the method painfully later.
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German blogs?

Postby hedgehog.chess » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:20 pm

Could someone recommend a blog in German that you follow? The topic itself is not that relevant. The best fit would be those that use informal conversational style. The same goes for websites that have collections of articles.(It would be best if reading one wouldn’t take more than 10 minutes or so.)
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Re: German group

Postby Kraut » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:16 pm

Could someone recommend a blog in German that you follow? The topic itself is not that relevant. The best fit would be those that use informal conversational style. The same goes for websites that have collections of articles.(It would be best if reading one wouldn’t take more than 10 minutes or so.)


I'm enjoying Hotel Reviews in TripAdvisor in my Spanish learning. It is not exactly "conversational" but I would call it "informal" with a formal effort. It is short enough and you get little stories with good vocabulary as it is used in real life today.

https://www.tripadvisor.de/Hotel_Review ... varia.html
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Re: German blogs?

Postby zenmonkey » Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:01 am

hedgehog.chess wrote:The same goes for websites that have collections of articles.(It would be best if reading one wouldn’t take more than 10 minutes or so.)


https://www.dw.com/de/deutsch-lernen/top-thema
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Re: German blogs?

Postby hedgehog.chess » Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:07 am

zenmonkey wrote:
hedgehog.chess wrote:The same goes for websites that have collections of articles.(It would be best if reading one wouldn’t take more than 10 minutes or so.)


https://www.dw.com/de/deutsch-lernen/top-thema


Thanks, but I was hoping for something that's directed toward natives.
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Re: German blogs?

Postby zenmonkey » Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:03 am

hedgehog.chess wrote:
zenmonkey wrote:
hedgehog.chess wrote:The same goes for websites that have collections of articles.(It would be best if reading one wouldn’t take more than 10 minutes or so.)


https://www.dw.com/de/deutsch-lernen/top-thema


Thanks, but I was hoping for something that's directed toward natives.


Then go to the root of the site, it's directed to people interested in German news, including natives.

For content for natives, these are a few of the sites I look at:

https://www.geo.de
https://www.handelsblatt.com
https://www.welt.de
https://www.zeit.de/index
https://www.sueddeutsche.de
http://www.faz.net/aktuell/
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Re: German group

Postby AlOlaf » Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:13 am

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Re: German group

Postby AlOlaf » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:27 pm

I just thought of something else. I spend a huge amount of time reading the comments on articles in "Die Welt", a link to which zenmonkey supplied in his last post in this thread. These comments are informal, sometimes conversational and as long as the article doesn't have a little blue box that says "Welt+" next to the heading, you don't have to be a subscriber in order to be able to read them.
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