Monday, October 25, 2010

Halloween auf Deutsch!

Halloween may not be a traditional German celebration, but almost every German youngster knows about it. For adults as well, over the last decade or so Halloween has become increasingly popular in Europe, and particularly in Germany. It is now common to see pumpkin (Kürbis) and jack-o’-lantern decorations in Austria and Germany by mid-October. (read the entire article here).

The Top Ten Mistakes Students Make in Learning German

As you're learning German this semester at CCSF, consider that mistakes are inevitable and that you can always learn from them! Here, then, are the ten top mistakes to look out for. There are the usual suspects: gender, case, word order, Sie vs. du, but also less familiar ones such as punctuation, contractions, and capitalization. Knowledge is power!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Habt Ihr Fragen? Everything You Wanted to Know About Germany, Right Here!

Have you ever wondered about the German political system? Just what is the difference between the Bundestag and the Bundesrat? And how is it that Germany is taking a leading role in adapting climate and energy policies to the reality of global climate change? For these and more questions, there are answers! Check out the "Facts About Germany" website and be informed!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Why Learn German? Here are 7 Good Reasons Why!

Why should you consider German when you are deciding which foreign language to take at City College? Check out these great and compelling reasons from the Goethe Institute and see if you're not convinced! Starting in Spring 2011, 2 five-unit German 1 courses will be offered M-F at the Ocean Campus (days) and at to-be-determined days and times at the Downtown Campus (4th and Mission. Instructors Susanne Hoelscher and Susanne Schwarzer will be teaching these classes. Not quite ready for a full semester of German? Students will also be able to register for these classes as 1A or 1B (3 units). Check the schedule and this blog for more details later in the semester.