Das Deutschlabor

Das Deutschlabor

For the remainder of the Winter 2020 semester, das Deutschlabor will meet virtually. Please sign up here for a time, and click on the link in the sign-up Google doc to join this "BlueJeans meeting."

  • If you have not joined a Zoom meeting before, you can find a short video on how to join Zoom meetings here. You can download the app ahead of time, join a test meeting to get familiar with Zoom meetings, watch a quick video on how to join a meeting, and more.

Wann?

Montag - Donnerstag, 1-4

Wo?

Im Language Resource Center in "Alcove B". The German Lab actually just consists of a small room equipped with a computer, and there should be an instructor sitting there eagerly waiting to help you :)

How?

If you come to the LRC and see an instructor working with a student already, please knock to let them know you are there. That way, the instructor can help everyone.

What kinds of questions is the German Lab designed to answer?

ALL of them :)

  • The only thing instructors at the German Lab are NOT supposed to do is proofread your essays [but they CAN proofread your test essay drafts for German 101/102/103 ==> what follows applies only to "assigned" essays] You CAN take your essay to the German Lab in order to ask three or four specific questions about how to say something, or whether something is correct. Please follow the citation guidelines to cite any help you received with your essay in the German Lab. Please ask your instructor if you have further questions about this policy!
  • You can ask for help with your homework. For pedagogical reasons, we won't just tell you the answers, and may at various points ask you to continue work on your own while we sit there to see if you've gotten the point(s) being practiced--but we'll help you as much as necessary so you can get the assignment done.
  • You can ask for advice on how to study.
  • You can come to practice speaking, practice pronunciation, or practice for a speaking test.
  • You can ask about general or specific grammar points you don't understand.
  • You can come to ask for "more practice." Often you'll have understood what the textbook says about a certain point, but you'll just feel that you need more practice. We'll try to find or come up with exercises to help you get that practice, and to work through them with you.
  • You can ask for help with a text you're reading for homework, or for fun.
  • You might just want to speak some German. We'll be glad to do that with you at the German Lab anytime.