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 s/he can try to help you. This assignment will be much more effective if you enjoy it
Additional ideas for AMD 2 [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 two additional specific, highly recommended ideas for this AMD:
- 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.
- Browse this lively and interesting blog written by a University of Michigan student during her year abroad in Freiburg. Look for episodes in which she describes university life or interesting intercultural experiences. Blogs begin with the latest entries, so if you’re interested in reading about her adjustment to life in Germany, you would want to go back to the archived entries for September 2006 [start at the bottom of the page] [the August 2006 entries still take place in Ann Arbor]. If you found reading this interesting, you may want to come back to it for future AMDs. Please try writing about it in German, but feel free to use English where you need to, since the blog is in English, and we don’t want you to struggle with trying to translate things!
- Or try this blog by a University of Michigan student who studied abroad in Freiburg in 2012/2013 – only a few entries, but worth reading.