A Last Update from your German Language Department / Neues von Ihrem Deutschteam

 Liebe Student(inn)en,

Was können wir Ihnen für die nächste Woche sagen?

Vor allem: VIEL GLÜCK bei den Examen! Und vielleicht schaffen Sie es ja ein letztes Mal zum Stammtisch… .

German Stammtisch on Tuesday, May 17, 8pm

This coming Tuesday, we’ll be meeting up at the rooftop bar “Klunkerkranich” (on the roof of Neukölln Arcaden; Karl-Marx-Straße 66; 12043 Berlin) at 8pm. For those who would like to meet up right on the spot: Just take the U7 to Rathaus Neukölln.

This is the last German Stammtisch of the semester, so if you’ve never joined us before, this is your last chance. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

Benjamin, Florian & Lars

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Neues von Ihrem Deutschteam / News from your German Language Department

Liebe Student(inn)en,

ganz herzliche Grüße aus dem German Department. Der Frühling ist nun endlich da! Genießen Sie die warmen Sonnentage! Und nun das Program für die nächste Woche:

 German Stammtisch: Tuesday, May 10, from 8:00pm on.

Next Tuesday, we’ll be meeting up at the bar “Vögelchen” (Eisenbahnstraße 6, 10997 Berlin). For those who would like to meet up right on the spot: Just take the U1 to Görlitzer Bahnhof or the U1/U8 to Kottbusser Tor. Everyone is welcome to join us!

Benjamin, Florian & Lars

Conversational Training on Thursday, May 12, 1:45pm – 2:45pm. Room Kreuzberg.

Liebe Studenten, Zeit für ein bisschen Smalltalk auf Deutsch! Join your tutor Nadja for a fun conversational training to improve your speaking skills. Please sign up for this training on the list posted to the German language whiteboard. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Nadja directly at nadja.thuermer@nyu.edu.

Exam Tutorials on Friday, May 13

Exam Tutorials are right around the corner! They will be taking place on Friday, March 13 in the Academic Center and in St Agnes (for Tisch special program students). To check when the tutorial for your German language class is being held, please refer to the posters on the German language whiteboard in the AC and in St Agnes.

Neues von Ihrem Deutschteam / News from your German Language Department

Liebe Student(inn)en,

die besten Grüße aus dem German Department. Wir wünschen Ihnen einen guten Start in den Mai und vielleicht haben Sie Lust, am Freitag mit uns auf den Explore Berlin field trip zu kommen! Wir werden Ihnen Schöneberg zeigen!

 Und hier das Program für die nächste Woche:

 German Stammtisch: Tuesday, May 3, from 8:00pm on.

 This coming Tuesday, we’ll be meeting up at the bar “Veboz” (Kleine Präsidentenstraße 4a, 10178 Berlin). For those who would like to meet up right on the spot: Just take the S5, S7 or S75 to Hackescher Markt.

Everyone is welcome to join us!
Benjamin, Florian & Lars

 

Tutorials

During the tutorials, your tutors Nadja & Kandice will support your language learning and help you with any questions related to your German class. For a tutoring session, please email your tutor Nadja nadja.thuermer@nyu.edu or stop by Kandice’s open office hours in the Residence on Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00pm in Study Room 2Q (no appointment necessary).

Please notice that the exam tutorials will be taking place on Friday, March 13 in the Academic Center. For the exact times, please see the poster on the German language white board.

 

Coming up soon:

Explore Schöneberg with German language instructor Kandice on Friday, May 6, 10:45am – 3:00pm.

Of course you know Mitte, Kreuzberg and Neukölln. But do you know Schöneberg? If not, then it’s high time for you to get familiar with this exciting and colorful district in the western part of the city. Not only is Schöneberg historically and culturally significant (think Kennedy, Einstein, David Bowie), but it doesn’t let itself be defined by the past and remains a cultural hotspot today. If that sounds intriguing to you, then join me for a discovery tour through this great neighborhood!

Our walking tour will begin at 10:45am at our meeting point Nollendorfplatz (U-Bhf Nollendorfplatz). From there, we’ll go on to explore buildings and locations in Schöneberg, which have been of great historical and cultural importance during the past two centuries. And I’ll also show you great places for food, coffee, and spending the afternoon.

After a guided tour of Rathaus Schöneberg, the location where Kennedy held his famous speech in 1963, our trip will end and at the open-air exhibition near Bayerischer Platz around 3:00pm.

Since we’ll be doing quite a bit of walking, so be sure to wear a comfortable pair of shoes and clothes appropriate for the weather. I am very much looking forward to seeing you all and showing you what Schöneberg has to offer!

The sign-up deadline is Monday, May 2. A sign-up on the whiteboard list for this trip is requested and binding. After you’ve signed up, you’ll receive a confirmation e-mail with further details.

Neues von Ihrem Deutschteam / News from your German Language Department

Liebe Student(inn)en,

und wieder einmal ganz herzliche Grüße aus dem Deutschdepartment! Wir freuen uns, so viele von Ihnen beim Stammtisch und auf den Exkursionen zu sehen. Viel Spaß weiterhin!

 Und nun unser Programm für die nächste Woche!

 

German Stammtisch: Tuesday, April 26, from 8:00pm on.

Next Tuesday, we’ll be meeting up at the bar “Wohnzimmer” (Lettestraße 6, 10437 Berlin). For those who would like to meet up right on the spot, just take the U2 to Eberswalder Straße.

Everyone is welcome to join us!

Benjamin, Florian & Lars

 

Conversational Training on Thursday, April 28, 1:45 – 2:45pm. Room Kreuzberg.

Liebe Studenten, quatschen wir doch ein bisschen! Join your tutor Nadja for a fun conversational training to improve your speaking skills. Please sign up for this training on the list posted to the German language whiteboard. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Nadja directly at nadja.thuermer@nyu.edu.

 

Tutorials

In the tutorials, your tutors Nadja & Kandice will support your language learning and help you with any questions related to your German class. To schedule a tutoring session, please email your tutor Nadja at nadja.thuermer@nyu.edu.

 

And here is a message from Kandice:

Hallo zusammen!

 Na, wie läuft der Deutschkurs? Does German still sound like “schspäweirlök?” to you? Or would you simply like some extra help with grammar or the homework? If so, feel free to stop by during my walk-in office hours. As always, I’ll be in the Student Residence on Wednesdays from 7:00-9:00pm in Study Room 2Q.

And, as always, I’m looking forward to seeing you and happy to help!

 Liebe Grüße und bis bald!

Kandice

 

Neues von Ihrem Deutschteam / News from your German Language Department

Liebe Student(inn)en,

nun ist der Frühling da und alles wird grün! Genießen Sie die freie Zeit draußen!

 Und das gibt’s im German Department nächste Woche ;-):

 

German Stammtisch: Tuesday, April 19, from 8:00pm on

Next Tuesday, we will be meeting up at the bar “Hannibal” (Wiener Straße 69, 10999 Berlin). For those who would like to meet up with us right on the spot: Just take the U1 or the bus M29 to Görlitzer Bahnhof. Everyone is welcome to join us!

Benjamin, Florian & Lars

 

Conversational Training on Thursday, April 21, 1:45pm – 2:45pm. Room Kreuzberg.

Liebe Studenten, wollen wir ein bisschen schwatzen? Join your tutor Nadja for a fun conversational training to improve your speaking skills. Please sign up for this training on the list posted to the German language whiteboard. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Nadja directly at nadja.thuermer@nyu.edu.

 

Tutorials

Let’s practice German! Email your tutor Nadja at nadja.thuermer@nyu.edu to arrange a tutorial or stop by Kandice’s office hours in the Student Residence (Study Room 2Q) on Wednesday from 7:00-9:00 pm!

Neues von Ihrem Deutschteam / News from your German Language Department

Liebe Student(inn)en!

Nun sind Sie sicher wieder mittendrin im Unialltag! Wie geht es Ihnen? Wir freuen uns sehr, dass wir jetzt schon so viel Deutsch mit Ihnen sprechen können und Sie schon so viel gelernt haben.

Bitte nehmen Sie gern an weiteren additional offerings des German Departments teil und haben Sie viel Spaß beim Tandem, beim Stammtisch oder bei den Trainings.

In der nächsten Woche steht folgendes auf dem Programm:

 

 Tandem-Program

 Reden und erzählen – auf DEUTSCH!

Sie möchten noch mehr Deutsch sprechen und deutsche Umgangssprache (slang) lernen? Why don’t you sign up for a tandem partner, help them with their English and, in return, get to practice your German? Contact Antje via e-mail at antje.rebecchi@nyu.edu

 

Tutorials

In the tutorials, your tutor Nadja will support your language learning and help you with any questions related to your German class. For a tutoring session, please email your tutor Nadja at nadja.thuermer@nyu.edu. You can also stop by Kandice’s open office hours in the Student Residence on Wednesday from 7:00-9:00pm in Study Room 2Q. No appointment is necessary.

 

 German Stammtisch: Tuesday, April 12, beginning at 8:00pm.

Next Tuesday, we’ll be meeting up at the bar “Café en passant” (Schönhauser Allee 58, 10437 Berlin). For those who would like to meet up right on the spot: Just take the U2 to “Eberswalder Straße.” Everyone is welcome to join us!

Benjamin, Florian & Lars

 

Conversational Training on Thursday, April 14, 1:45pm – 2:45pm. Room Kreuzberg.

Liebe Studenten, lasst uns plaudern! Join your tutor Nadja for a fun conversational training to improve your speaking skills. Please sign up for this training on the list posted to the German whiteboard. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Nadja directly at nadja.thuermer@nyu.edu.

Sign up for One of the Four NYU Berlin Day Trips on Friday, April 15

Sign up for one of the four day trips taking place on Friday, April 15. You can do so beginning today, Thursday, March 24, on the lists posted to the Upcoming Events whiteboard at the Academic Center. Alternatively, you may send an e-mail to Anne at anne.strauss@nyu.edu if you want to secure your spot but won’t be at the AC this week. Please RSVP by Thursday, April 7. You can find a brief description of each trip below.

This semester we are excited to offer two day trips to Potsdam, a city less than 30 minutes by train from central Berlin. Both trips will run from about 10:00AM to 5:30PM, one will be a bicycle tour and the other a walking tour. For more information, please read on.

1. Potsdam by Bike, with Professor Sigismund Sliwinski

potsdam bikingJoin Professor Sliwinski for a bike tour of Potsdam and its surroundings. The full-day tour will be an exciting combination of an outdoor trip, surveying nature in the Brandenburg countryside, and an introduction to the history of Berlin and the Berlin Wall. The trip will begin from the Friedrichstraße S-Bahnhof, where we will meet Professor Sliwinski and take the train to Potsdam. At Griebnitzsee, on the edge of Potsdam, we’ll pick up bikes and begin a tour along the lakes surrounding Potsdam. After lunch we’ll visit the palace grounds at Belvedere and Sanssouci. As the tour involves a lot of cycling, it is important you’re comfortable spending the full day on a bike.

2. Potsdam by Foot, with Tarek Ibrahim

Potsdam walkPotsdam is more than just beautiful palaces and gardens, it’s a microcosm of the world: Italian Renaissance churches, French gardens, Chinese tea-houses, Roman baths, and English Tudor manors. The kings of Prussia and Emperors of Germany knew that if they couldn’t see the whole world, then they could at least try and bring the whole world to them. But the parks and palaces are more than just mere re-creation and imitation. Potsdam was a retreat, an escape from a world that was rapidly and profoundly changing in the 18th and 19th centuries, brought on by industrialization, modernization, secularization and German unification. It’s at once a response to and a product of these transformations: longing for the past, and dreaming of what’s ahead. This day trip will give students an understanding of these movements and ideas through the lens of architecture and art history. We will be looking at the Church of Peace, the famous landscape terraces and palace of Sanssouci, before moving on to Cecilienhof, site of the (in)famous Potsdam Conference of July 1945, that divided Germany for nearly 50 years and set in motion the Cold War. We will end the tour (weather permitting) with a stop at Glienicke Bridge, the “bridge of spies.” As there will be a lot of walking, please remember to wear comfortable shoes.

3. Bike trip through the biosphere reserve Schorfheide-Chorin, with German instructor Susan Engel

SchorfheideJoin your German instructor Susan on an adventurous bike trip through the biosphere reserve Schorfheide-Chorin – located only 70 km north-east of Berlin. You will visit the old abbey Chorin (from the 13th century) and discover the beautiful landscape by bike while learning about life in the Middle Ages!

  • Departure: The groups meets on Friday, April 15, 2016 at 9:25am at the Berlin Gesundbrunnen station. The train leaves from platform 8 at 9:39am.
  • What to bring: Water, snacks for the way, a rain jacket, a pen, your NYU student ID. Lunch will be provided.
  • Arrival back in Berlin: approx. 6:30pm.
  • Please be prepared to ride a bike for several hours! The overall bike trip will be around 25 km (about 16 miles) long.
All participants will receive an confirmation e-mail with further details. Please indicate your lunch choice on the sign-up list. Dankeschön
4. Trip to Görlitz, with Special Projects Coordinator Dominik Fungipani
Görlitz is a small town in Saxony, located directly at the Polish border. In fact, you can just cross a bridge in the town center to venture into Poland (and thus pin another feather to your metaphorical traveler’s hat). The town emerged virtually unharmed from WWII and still exhibits building styles from the Middle Ages to today. This trip offers a chance to witness the ongoing unification of Europe, its great potential as well as its challenges.

Peterskirche_GoerlitzWe will leave from the Residence at 7:30am, arriving by about 10:30am. You will take part in a guided tour of the historical city center of Görlitz with a local expert. After the tour, you can share impressions and experiences during an NYU Berlin-sponsored lunch. In the afternoon we will explore the town’s Polish sister city Zgorzelec (please bring your passport, just in case). The bus will arrive back in Berlin by about 9:00pm. This trip is capped at 20 participants.

Neues von Ihrem Deutsch Team / News from your German Language Department

Liebe Student(inn)en!

Wir wünschen Ihnen einen tollen und spannenden spring break. Egal, wohin Sie reisen oder ob Sie in Berlin bleiben: Genießen Sie Ihre freie Zeit!

Damit das Wiederkommen nicht so schwer ist, hier schon einmal die wöchentlichen Informationen aus dem Deutschdepartment:

 

Tandem-Program

If you want to dive right back into the German language and culture after your short break, go ahead and sign up for a tandem partner now! Tandem partners are a great way to meet German students and experience Berlin from yet another perspective while getting to know new places and practicing your German. Contact Antje for more information at antje.rebecchi@nyu.edu. 

 

Tutorials

Wie waren die Ferien? Have you forgotten all your German during the break? Well, then why don’t you schedule a session with your tutor Nadja to review and practice your German? To schedule a tutoring session, email your tutor Nadja at nadja.thuermer@nyu.edu.

Und hier eine Nachricht von Kandice:

Hallo zusammen!

I hope you all had a wonderful spring break and are looking forward to the rest of the semester! And now that German classes are back in action, so are my office hours. So come and swing by if:

– German still sounds like this: “Was schwü@zt Knufp!gärt machen?!?”,

– you sense tests looming nearer or

– you just want some extra practice.

I’m here to help:

– on Wednesdays in the Residence (study room 2Q) from 7pm – 9pm.

There’s no need to make an appointment during these times. 🙂

Ich freue mich auf euch! Bis bald!

Viele liebe Grüße

Kandice

 

German Stammtisch: Tuesday, April 5, beginning at 8:00PM.

Next Tuesday, we’ll be meeting up at the bar “KlunkerKranich” (Neukölln Arcaden, Karl-Marx-Straße 66, 12043 Berlin). For those of you who would like to meet up right on the spot: Just take the U7 Rathaus Neukölln.

Everyone is welcome to join us!

Benjamin, Florian & Lars

 

Conversational Training on Thursday, April 7, 1:45PM – 2:45PM, Room Kreuzberg.

Lust auf ein bisschen Klatsch und Tratsch?
Join your tutor Nadja for a fun conversational training to improve your speaking skills. 
Please sign up for this training on the list posted to the German whiteboard. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Nadja directly at nadja.thuermer@nyu.edu.

Neues von Ihrem Deutschteam / News from your German Language Department

Liebe Student(inn)en,

und wieder einmal herzliche Grüße aus dem Deutschteam!

Wir hoffen, es geht Ihnen gut. Sicher schmieden Sie schon viele Pläne für den Spring Break! Und was steht in der nächsten Woche an? Hier die Infos:

German Stammtisch: Tuesday, March 22, beginning at 8:00pm.

 This coming Tuesday, we’ll be meeting up at the bar “Dachkammer” (Simon-Dach-Straße 39). For those who would like to meet up right on the spot: Just take the U1to Warschauer Straße. Anyone is welcome to join us! — Benjamin, Florian & Lars

Conversational Training on Thursday, March 24, 1:45 – 2:45PM. Room Kreuzberg.

Reden ist Silber, Schweigen ist Gold. – Oder doch nicht?
Join your tutor Nadja for a fun conversational training to improve your speaking skills. Please sign up for this training on the list posted to the German language whiteboard. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Nadja directly at nadja.thuermer@nyu.edu.

Pronunciation Training on Thursday, March 24, 1:45 – 2:45PM. Room Spandau.

Hallöchen, liebe Studenten! Na, wie klappt es mit dem Deutsch? If you’d like some extra practice wrapping your tongue around all the long and fancy German words and sounds, you’re welcome to join Miriam for the upcoming pronunciation training. Through little, fun activities, you’ll tackle the trickiest sounds (soft vs. hard /ch/; the Umlauts, the uvular /r/, etc.) together, based on your personal needs. You’re welcome to email Miriam with your ideas and interests or simply bring them up during the session. For individual requests or questions, please contact Miriam at miriam.fuehrer@nyu.edu.

Tutorials

During the tutorials, your tutors Nadja & Kandice will support your language learning and help you with any questions related to your German class. To schedule an individual tutoring session, please email your tutor Nadja at nadja.thuermer@nyu.edu.

You can also join Kandice during her open office hours at the Residence on Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00PM. No appointment is necessary.

 

Neues von Ihrem Deutschteam / News from your German Language Department

Liebe Student(inn)en,

viele Grüße aus dem Deutschteam! Der Frühling kommt bald, es wird warm und sonnig. Das ist wunderbar! Nach einem kurzen Frühlingsgedicht unsere Themen der nächsten Woche.

 Der Frühling kommt bald

Herr Winter,
geh hinter
der Frühling kommt bald!
Das Eis ist geschwommen,
die Blümlein sind kommen
und grün wird der Wald.

Herr Winter,
geh hinter,
dein Reich ist vorbei.
Die Vögelein alle,
mit jubelndem Schalle,
verkünden den Mai!

 – Christian Morgenstern –

German Stammtisch: Tuesday, March 15, beginning 8:00PM.

This coming Tuesday, we’ll be meeting up at the bar “Ä” (Weserstr. 40, 12045 Berlin). For those who would like to meet us at location: Just take the U7 to the stop Rathaus Neukölln. Everyone is welcome to join us!

Benjamin, Florian & Lars

Conversational Training on Thursday, March 17, 1:45 – 2:45PM. Room Kreuzberg.

Join your tutor Nadja’s conversation training and talk authentically about topics you are interested in. The conversational training is open to all levels! 
Please sign up for this training on the list posted to the German LanguageDepartment whiteboard. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Nadja directly (nadja.thuermer@nyu.edu).

Tutorials

NYU Berlin offers language-tutoring services for all courses.
Tutorials are an excellent opportunity to review grammar and topics discussed in class, but are also open to your suggestions. Your tutor’s Nadja & Kandice will be happy to support your learning process throughout the semester. For a tutoring session email your tutor Nadja (nadja.thuermer@nyu.edu) or stop by Kandice’s open office hour at the Residence on Wednesdays from 7:00-9:00PM.