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GERMAN: All Levels [2 hours] from 19.00 to 21.00

Hi Everyone,

So it's that time of the year and many of us are still away, but for anyone who is going to be in the vicinity, let's get together on Tuesday to practise German and have some fun. =)


With the new year, let's try some of us the ideas we've been discussing for a while. So far we've had a lot of open discussion in the group, and then when needed and asked for I've offered some themes to discuss. Of course general discussions are great for our members getting to know eachother, and for getting started with the language. But for many members who have been there often so far, and also have higher skill levels in the language, I think very often this is not a complex enough practice. So let's try something more suitable.

From now on we will work on having a couple of "discussion tables" for people in need of more serious practice. At these tables, each person will talk about a theme that they have prepared on their own. Anything that they are interested in. And everyone else will try to offer opinions, discuss, or ask questions, as much as they can or they are interested. 

For anyone who is interested in joining the discussion tables, please prepare yourself a theme to discuss. I will as always have themes prepared, but usually each of us has a different interest, and discussing a certain book, news article or movie might not be interesting for everyone. So prepare to talk about a subject of your own choosing.


If you are a native German speaker, it would be fantastic if you could join the meetup and help us improve. Or if you know any native German speakers who are willing to help, please bring them along. With the growing number of our attendees, we are always in need of more native speakers.  

If at any point during the meetup, you have a question, suggestion or need help with something, please feel free to come and talk to me [Ahoo] or one of my co-hosts. Don't worry about breaking conversations, we're definitely not deciding the fate of the universe. ;)

If you're planning on attending, please do us a favour and RSVP. We do not limit the number of RSVPs due to various reasons, including the fact that we never know how many seats we may have available to us at Starbucks. Therefore please keep in mind that when the group is large or the venue is crowded, there might be a "first come first serve" situation in regards to the seats. [This is rare, but could happen.]




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  • Mani M.

    Hi guys, for those learning german, I found this very useful:

    See you soon, Mani

    January 14, 2014

  • joe

    WOW - great meetup with some very nice people, I actually managed to string a couple of sentances together badly!
    learnt loads - looking forward to the next one.

    January 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow, I really need to improve my German. I sat at the advanced table...and the gulf between what I thought I could say and what came out of my month was huge. Good practice though.

    1 · January 7, 2014

    • Ahoo

      Same here, 3 weeks of not speaking a single word of German have truly done some damage to my skills... We'll catch up soon enough though. =)

      January 7, 2014

  • Amit C.

    Thankyou very much for organizing this. Till now I couldn't believe myself I can talk with someone in german for 2 hrs :-)

    2 · January 7, 2014

  • Chris

    Markus und ich sind da - wo seid ihr? :)

    January 7, 2014

  • Olivia V.

    Will be late... Coming in from a flight. Is that ok or should I just wait till next time? Best Liv

    January 7, 2014

  • Ahoo

    Hey everyone, I've received some questions about the more advanced discussion tables that I've described above. Here's some info that might be of help:

    - You are certainly still welcome to join the discussion tables if you are not an advanced speaker. As long as you are interested in taking part in discussions and are ready to talk about something of your own interest with as much skill as you have.

    - As to what I would personally talk about and ideas I can give you.... Well, just talk about whatever you like. Personally, for less complicated discussions, I would probably talk about the type of books and movies I'm into.. So likely there will be a ton of sci-fi, comic books, also simple news articles and so on... For more complicated discussions I would probably talk about themes out of my profession, news articles related to technology or science... For anyone who is interested in joining the discussion tables, please come find me. Cheers!

    January 7, 2014

  • Mélanie

    Hi everybody, i'm a native speaker of both french and german and i could make it to the meeting tomorrow, but i see that there are already 44 people attending... :)

    January 6, 2014

    • Maria

      That is normal. sometimes there are 60. Once in was 80 people. :)

      January 6, 2014

    • Mélanie

      Waouh, i've never been in this Starbucks café but it must be really huge ! :)

      January 7, 2014

  • Tina

    I will be attending the first time. How can I recognize the group in the Starbucks?

    January 6, 2014

    • Amit C.

      Good question, I have the same doubt

      January 6, 2014

    • Ahoo

      Hi guys, we are a pretty large group [as you can see] and it's generally easy to spot us sitting together in groups speaking broken German. We also have signs on a few tables.

      1 · January 6, 2014

  • Amit C.

    I have started practicing A1 and as of now I am very slow speaker but want to improve with more usage of words and fluency. Will that be ok ?

    January 4, 2014

    • Ahoo

      Hi there, yes all levels are welcome.

      January 6, 2014

  • Mukesh

    Hi, I am a german lerner staying in zurich for almost 4 years now and looking forward to improve my german language skills

    1 · January 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    That's a good idea. See you all next week.

    1 · December 31, 2013

  • Daniel

    Ahoo, I think this idea of having more advanced discussion tables is great. Count me in, I will prepare myself a speech! :D

    1 · December 30, 2013

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