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German Language Practice Meetup

These events ran for a while this summer until the Goethe Institute could no longer accommodate us. I attended several, and they were a lot of fun and good practice. It is one of the best events for speakers of mixed levels, and I have some word games we can use to get conversations started.

The two issues have been a location (which we have now), and making sure someone attends who is fluent or a native speaker, because someone almost always can't remember the gender of a noun or a particularly obscure word. If we get someone that facile with the language to attend, then the event will happen. Otherwise, I'll have to cancel it.

You can be at any level of study, but at least a basic vocabulary and sense of grammar helps. You may otherwise want to bring: a notebook, a writing implement, and perhaps a German dictionary, book, magazine, or newspaper. If you want to prepare, try to be able to answer in German at least some basic facts about yourself, like where you live and what you do for work.

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  • Mark S.

    A bit ambitious of me to run games at two different tables simultaneously, but I'll keep that in mind when I pick games for future events. Thanks to everyone who came, and I hope you had a good time and learned some new vocabulary.

    January 27, 2013

  • Nora

    Ich such verspaetet sein werde. Habe
    nur jetzt ausgefindet, dass ich niemals
    an der waitlist bin. Tut Mir sehr leid.

    January 27, 2013

    • Nora

      Auch*

      January 27, 2013

  • Laura

    Tut mir sehr leid... Ich bin etwas verspätet, vielleicht 15-30 Minuten ....

    January 27, 2013

  • Sandy J.

    I'm sick with the flu :(
    Maybe next time!

    January 26, 2013

    • Mark S.

      Fell better soon. We can still work it with Christian and Dustin helping.

      January 26, 2013

  • Germán

    Sadly I had to cancel. Somebody from the waiting list please step in! ;)

    January 26, 2013

  • Mark S.

    It's possible we can accommodate 40. The location can easily hold that many, but we would have to break into two groups with that many, because a group bigger than 20 would be hard for folks to hear each other, I think. With more than one native speaker, we should be able to manage it.

    January 22, 2013

    • Allan...

      With a group that large, people might also want to mingle a bit, to go from one group to the other after a while. That way, we can at least introduce ourselves to everyone :-) ...

      January 22, 2013

    • Mark S.

      There would be at least an hour of programming, then folks could mingle generally. Let me think about it for another day or so.

      January 22, 2013

  • Wing

    Ich freue mich sehr, dass wir uns wieder treffen und so viele Muttersprachler auch dabei werden.

    January 21, 2013

  • Mark S.

    Thank you to Christian and Sandy for answering the call for native speakers!! Let me know if you can't attend.

    January 21, 2013

    • Sandy J.

      I'm exited! This is my first meetup event :) I was born and raised in Germany. I've been in NYC for 3 years now, working as a Ge/En and En/Ge translator :)

      January 21, 2013

  • Dustin

    Hi, I will attend and I am a native speaker. However, I don't want to guarantee that I am capable of explaining everything since I've been speaking german most of my life and it just makes sense to me :P
    Let me know if I can be of any help =)

    January 21, 2013

    • Dustin

      Hehe, that's ok, I will be of service =)

      January 21, 2013

    • Allan...

      Dustin, I don't think we'll be needing any explanations; just the "right" way to say it! ;-)

      January 21, 2013

  • Mark S.

    Since I will be there eating my lunch, I'll be there a bit earlier too, Luis.

    January 21, 2013

    • Luis F.

      Ausgezeichnet

      January 21, 2013

    • Mark S.

      Glad you remember the word. Ich freue mich auch auf den Wiedersehen.

      1 · January 21, 2013

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