Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Berlin and Beyond Film Festival - October 22-28

This is the 15th year that the Goethe Institute of San Francisco has sponsored the Berlin and Beyond Film Festival. If you are a fan of German film, or just cinema in general, you'll want to browse the offerings for this week-long festival and check out a film or two, or more! The festival is at the magnificent Castro Theater, easily reachable by public transportation. Click here for details.

Monday, September 27, 2010

German Films . . . in Oakland?

For fans of German cinema, there will be two German films from the 1960's shown on Thursday, October 7, from 5:00 to 11:00 p.m. at the Oakland Marriot. Admission is free. They are sponsored by the German Studies Association (GSA), which is holding its annual conference here in the Bay Area. Check the Goethe Institute's website for details.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Oktoberfest at the Goethe Institute: Party On the Roof! ! O´zapft is”

Here's your chance to enjoy a Weißwürste, Bretzeln and Bier while listening to DJ Arndt Peltner's rocking German tunes. It's Oktoberfest – “Party on the Roof” with DJ Arndt Peltner from Radio Goethe.

When: Friday, October 1, 2010, from 6pm
Where: Goethe-Institut
530 Bush Street
Roof terrace, 6th floor
San Francisco
Suggested donation: $10 (incl. snacks & beverage)

Here's what the Goethe Institute has to say about this event: On October 1st, 2010, our motto is: “O´zapft is”. Come and celebrate the traditional Bavarian festival in a non-traditional way on the roof terrace of the Goethe-Institut San Francisco. You may want to try some special German delicacies such as Weißwürste, Bretzeln and Bier. But don’t think it is all about tradition: DJ Arndt Peltner from Radio Goethe will play the latest German party hits. Moreover, you will have the chance to try a German Lesson for Beginners. Guests who have never taken a class at the Goethe-Institut are invited to experience a German trial lesson.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Radio D - A Goethe Institute/Deutsche Welle Program for Beginners

What is Radio D? The material is geared towards beginners who have no or very little previous experience with German. Emphasis is placed on listening comprehension and each of the audio episodes is accompanied by a text manuscript. The course was developed in cooperation with the Goethe Institute and covers levels A1 and A2 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF). There is audio, scripts, exercises and solutions to the exercises, so check it out!