|Learning Aids, Global Reading Assignments and Events of Interest in the Washington area|
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|Ricarda Huch (1864–1947) historian, writer and poet. She was born in Braunschweig of an upper middle class family. Ricarda Huch was the first female member of the "Preußische Akademie der Künste", but left this institution in 1933 when the national-socialists came to power. [continuation] / Adolph Kolping (1813-1865) from a working class family in Cologne, had intended to lead an academic life, not a social reformer, but his work with the journeymen made him realize that he should devote his life and efforts to the working people and their organization. Through his example and efforts the journeymen's organization grew. By 1865, over 400 local groups of the journeymen's organization had been established and were functioning throughout Europe and in America., [continuation]|
|Eight Minute Global Reading for October 30:|
|Schinkel Neue Wache||Click the link above; The article contains grammar and vocabulary far beyond what you know now. Read the article for who-what-where-when [and maybe why], looking up no vocabulary; devote no more than 8 minutes to this. Print the article out and bring to class.|
|Eight Minute Global Reading for October 17:|
|Eight Minute Global Reading for October 10:|
|Eight Minute Global Reading for October 3:|
Heinrich der Löwe
Am 1.2.1168 heiratete Heinrich im Dom zu Minden seine zweite Frau Mathilde, die erst 12 Jahre alte Tochter des Königs von England Heinrich II.. Mathilde war eine Schwester von Richard Löwenherz. Diese Heirat begründete die enge Verbindung der Welfen mit dem englischen Könighaus, so daß im 19. Jahrhundert sogar die Könige (bzw. der Kurfürst) von Hannover gleichzeitig auch Könige von Großbritannien waren.
Read the article for who-what-where-when [and maybe why], looking up no vocabulary; devote no more than 8 minutes to this. Print the article out and bring to class. Why does the first sentence end with 2 periods?
|Computer Generated Translation for September 26|
|Click on the link above. An example of a computer generated translation of material from your textbook.|
|Eight Minute Global Reading for September 26- click here:|
|Bertolt Brecht / Elisabeth Hauptmann from Atlantic Monthly, Volume 292, No. 1|
|Germanic Language Tree Schematic showing the historical relationships of English with High German and with the other Germanic languages. For detailed background information on the individual Germanic Languages click HERE.||A very short and simple list of Definitions of Parts of Speech gives a quick overview of grammatical concepts that apply both to English and German|
|This list of Strong verbs in German -- starke Verben in Deutsch lists the forms of approximately 100 strong German verbs. [NB link!]||A succinct on-line Grammar of German from William and Mary offers a quick survey of grammar elements.|
|Deutsche Phonetik offers practice in pronunciation of some common German sounds using everyday vocabulary and using RealAudio.||Keyboarding German text with the US-International Keyboard in Windows 95/98 and XP This keyboard allows easy typing of those symbols peculiar to German as well as those for standard English.|
|Subjunctive Outline Forms of the subjunctive used in indirect discourse and in contrary to fact conditional sentences.||Passive Voice Outline A comparison of the forms and meanings of werden  when used as a main verb with an adjective or with a noun or  the forms of werden when used to form the passive voice.|
Fraktur: a link
for practice in Fraktur, the printed
version of German text used before WW1 and also 1933-1935. practice in reading fraktur
Several practice readings are also presented.
|Sütterlin handwriting, the German equivalent to the Palmer Method. For use in reading handwritten materials from about 1900 to 1950. Especially helpful for primary research and genealogical purposes.|
|Click HERE to go Home||Kalenderblatt für Heute||[Today in History - from a German perspective; also includes name days and saints' days.]||Weather Forecast in German or English|
|Berlin Wetter auf Deutsch, HIER klicken|
|Vienna weather in English CLICK HERE|
German Language Church Services in Washington
|United Church (Concordia Kirche) 1920 G Street, NW, Washington, DC. (202) 331-1495 . (Location for Washington Saengerbund's annual Christmas concert.) German service at 9:30 on first and third Sundays in the month.||Our Lady of Bethesda (Deutsche Katholische Mission), 7007 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20817. Sonntagsgottesdienste 10.00 Uhr||Deutsche Evangelische
Kirchengemeinde sonntags 9.30 Uhr
Pilgrim Lutheran Church 5500 Massachussetts Avenue Bethesda, MD 20816
|German Language Television in the DC Area||Mondays thru Fridays 5 - 6PM WNVC over the air Channel 56;
Virginia PBS in German news [at times with English subtitles]
Mondays thru Fridays 7:30 PM WNVC over the air Channel 56; Virginia PBS News from Germany but in English
|Sundays 9pm erratically: German television detective shows on International Mystery WNVC over the air Channel 56 with repeats on Channelm 53; Virginia PBS|
Swiss / Austrian / German Restaurants in the DC
Gourmet Delicatessen 7185 Lee Highway Falls Church, Virginia
22036 (703) 534-1908
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4001 N. Fairfax Dr
Arlington, VA 22203
Stafford, VA 22554-4825
2434 Wisconsin Ave NW
322 Massachusetts Ave., NE
Heidelberg Pastry Bakery 2150 N. Culpeper Street,
Arlington, VA 22207 Phone: 703/527-8394 Fax: 703/528-5061
of Interest to German Language Learners
German Language Movies Scheduled for Washington
Scholarships for Study and Research in Austria and specifically for Scholars from the United States
Scholarships for Study and Research in Germany
tickets to Germany, Austria and Switzerland can be obtained through the
old-line and reliable Atlantic
Fellowship, located in Washington, which also
handles rail passes, car rentals and travel insurance.
and internships in Germany are available through the DAAD Deutscher
Österreichischer Austauschdienst includes scholarship information as well as a link to a brochure on studying in Austria.
German Language Study
Programs in Austria mostly but
not only in the summer
months. Often special courses for musicians and singers.
in Baltimore is the clearing house for
German-American clubs, festivals, organizations in Baltimore and all
the rest of Maryland.
"Schuhplattler" dance club based in D.C. is continuously seeking
opportunities to share its Bavarian heritage with others. In addition
to performing traditional Schuhplattler dances, "Washingtonia"
entertains with such folk art as alpine bell ringing, alpine horn and
popular German beer drinking songs.
Studying at an Austrian University although the site is not aimed specifically at US students, it contains helpful general information and contacts to the individual universities in
Club of Washington D.C. aspires to foster a sense
of community among Swiss people and friends of Switzerland in the
Washington metropolitan area including Northern Virginia and Maryland.
The Wagner Society of
Washington DC has among its goals to organize, plan, and promote
Wagner-related events, such as lectures, workships, symposia, a
newsletter, a web page, and live operatic performances; to relate the
Society's efforts to area opera activities as appropriate; to encourage
and facilitate group attendance at live performances of Wagner's works
in the Washington - Baltimore area, as well as other cities in the US
Klub of Northern Virginia Community College ...
the Deutscher Klub website for Northern Virginia Community College.
with the latest information on Klub happenings, as well as other
German-related events in the Washington, DC area.
Cultural Events in the Washington area
Austrian Cultural Forum The
very trendy Austrian cultural information center. Be patient with the pop-up introductory page which guides you to many interesting exhibits and events.
the Society sponsors or supports several cultural events that take
place at the Embassy of Austria and at other locations in the
Washington metropolitan area. Most of these events are open to the
general public. The Society's stimulating cultural and educational
programs are centered around the artistic, humanistic, and scientific
achievements of Austrians and Americans with ties to Austria
Deutscher Trachten von Baltimore Tanzkreis for the
"preservation and presentation to the public of the many coloful
Trachten (Regional Costumes) of the Germanic Lands, as well as the
dances, songs, history and traditions of the various regions of
Arion Gesangverein To promote the cultivation of German music, song
and culture in the United States through concerts, song festivals and Liederabende.
German Society of Maryland , founded in the 18th Century,
continues today providing grants for use
by institutions teaching German; sponsoring an essay contest on
German-American issues for junior high school students; promoting German heritage; publication of leaflets dealing with Marylanders of German ancestry who have contributed to our
state and nation; social activities such as the Society's summer picnic
and annual Kirchgang, sponsoring Thanksgiving Eve ecumenical services
and the Defender's Day celebration at Fort McHenry and bus trips to
various points of interest for German Americans.
Blob's Park, near
Ft. Meade on
Route 175 just off the Baltimore Washington Parkway [Click for
directions], has many Special Celebrations during
the year. May Day is
celebrated every Mother's Day in May, and the Sonnenwendfeier (the
longest day of the year) is celebrated on Father's Day in June. The
first Octoberfest in the United States was held at Blob's Park in 1947
and continues to be celebrated the first weekend of every October!
Other special days are Bavarian Day in September, a children's
Christmas Party when Santa Claus and St. Nicholas visit and present
every child with a gift, and a gala New Year's Eve Party.
Exhibit closed while being moved from Arlington to
DC Berlin Wall at Freedom Park
Original pieces of the Berlin Wall, measuring a
total of 32 feet in length and 12 feet in height, have been permanently
re-erected in front of an original 32-foot-high guard tower as the
centerpiece of a new exhibit on Berlin and the era of the Iron Curtain.
The tower (which originally stood near "Checkpoint Charlie," the
crossing point made famous in countless real and fictional Iron Curtain
espionage incidents) and the wall section will be augmented by several
photomurals and text panels that document the 1961 construction of the
wall, its impact on Germany and history since the wall fell.
On Line Sources for German Language Books and Media
German Web Radio
German News Sources
German Sounds and Music
German Language Search Engines
German 201 2005
Austria and Styria
Specialized German Dictionaries
Tips for Germany and Austria
Maps of German Speaking Countries and Cities
Dictionary Suggestions German 115 Fall 2005
Highways and Byways of German Literature
Reference Sources for the German Speaking Countries
German Language Learning
A short history and a sightseeing tour of the Hudson Tubes (PATH), one of the earliest subways of the world, along with an image gallery of the Tubes, past and present. English and German versions. There is also a section updated daily on the changes to the Tubes as a result of the Islamic terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
Swiss / Austrian / German Restaurants in the DC area
German Gourmet Delicatessen 7185 Lee Highway Falls Church, Virginia 22036 (703) 534-1908
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