Deutsch 101 AMD 1

Instructions and MANY ideas are in the pinned posts at the top of the "Discussions" page:

  • Was ist ein AMD? provides a general description of this assignment. In brief: find something you enjoy that has to do with German, do it for 45-55 minutes, then write a post about what you did.
  • MANY ideas for what you can do are in the AMD-Ideen and Beispiele: Sample Posts posts. You can also scroll through the discussion to see what others have done.
  • You may also want to look at the Resources and Links post.
  • Before you write your post about what you did, take a quick look at the Content Guidelines post. Look for useful phrases and other ideas in the Beispiele: Sample Posts post.
  • Make sure you follow any additional guidelines mentioned in the AMD-Ideen, such as posting a trailer if you watch a movie, or a video if you listen to a song, and including some useful phrases you learned from your activity.
  • If you can't find anything you're enthusiastic about doing, please talk to your instructor so they can try to help you. This assignment will be much more effective if you enjoy it smiley

Additional ideas for AMD 1 [please email Hartmut if you find broken links on this page!]:

There are lots of ideas on the blog pages mentioned above for things you could do. Here are a few additional specific ideas for this AMD:

  • [Highly recommended!] Watch the pronunciation videos in the first bullet point here. Repeat the sounds after the speaker; pause the video(s) as needed. Write about what you noticed.
  • In your Facebook account settings, find the "Language" tab and set the language to "Deutsch." Now click around a bit, see what things are called; use Facebook like this for a while, and write about what you learn. What do you click on to say that you "like" something?
  • If you were interested by the information in the "How German is American" brochure about the German fascination with Native American culture, click here to see a New York Times article on this topic, focusing in particular on the popular author Karl May (1842-1912), whom it describes as "a con man and Walter Mitty-like homebody who spent eight years in jail dreaming of Wild West adventures." You may have to register (for free) to see the article.