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New German Class

Posted by Peder on 9 December 2008

Last night I started teaching a new group of German students with the Germanic-American Institute. Check out the stories of some of the people in the class:

  • One young woman met a German while working together on an organic farm in Wales. Next summer she’ll be moving to Germany to spend four years with him working on an organic farming compound.
  • One middle-aged man recently inherited his father’s birth home in northern Bavaria. It’s located in a small, rural village of 1,200 which he visits twice a year.
  • A middle-aged woman will be traveling to Germany with her husband next summer. She’s only ever studied the language as a high school student in the early 1970s. Now she wants to get better so she can impress her husband who blends well in Spanish-speaking countries with a similar educational history.
  • A middle-aged man is planning a trip next year to Germany to gather info on his family’s lineage. He has records of his great, great … great grandfather born in 1718, and records on his mom’s side that date back to the 1500s.
  • A young woman recently married a German man and wants to learn the language of her new family. In September she was married on his family’s massive vineyard on the shores of the Rhine River.

Isn’t that awesome?!


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