11 March 2003
Pages in this section of Planet Deutsch Learning Resources focus on classroom activities and homework for German courses at UCA. At the same time, the pages, links, and resources are useful for any student of German interested in improving her working vocabulary. Several vocabulary aids are presented on this page: poems, links, and suggestions. Others are listed on the menu bar on the left.
Students of 1310, 1320, 2310, and 2320 can consult vocabulary aides prepared by Doctor Langston. They are listed on the menu bar. The pages support learning goals in the Fokus Deutsch video instructional series. Students who are interested in reading transcripts can simply click this sentence and be transported through the wonders of hyperlink to the website of the Fokus Deutsch series, sponsored by Annenberg/CPB Learner.org. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to find the link.
In honor of our lost childhood memories, here's a little poem to help you remember the seasons of the year.
Es war eine Mutter,
Die hatte vier Kinder:
Den Frühling, den Sommer,
Den Herbst, den Winter.
The American Association of Teachers of German hosts an excellent vocabulary exercise page. Just click and go! Don't be put off by the bland appearance of the linker page. It leads to much nicer territory.
Frau Freud probes the psyche of childhood to find poems to aid in your recovery of the past. How many of you like to sing? Shall we venture into the melodic map of musical memory? I've sharpened my piano skills and practiced singing some old favorites, such as "Lili Marleen," "Du, du liegst mir im Herzen," and — of course — the national anthem.
Dreißig Tage hat September,
April, Juni und November.
Februar hat achtundzwanzig,
nur im Schaltjahr neunundzwanzig.
Alle andere ohne Frage
haben einunddreißig Tage.
Jede Woche bringt uns wieder
Arbeit, Freizeit, Bücher, Lieder.
Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch — seht
wie die Woche schnell vergeht!
Donnerstag und Freitag nun
haben wir noch viel zu tun.
Sonnabends und Sonntags dann
machst du einen neuen Plan.
*This is the first step toward THE One World Language.
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