In German, a game night with friends is called “Spieleabend”. Such an event will take place at Goethe-Institut San Francisco on Friday, May 10. Join this second game night! All German language learners and German natives are cordially invited. The Goethe Institut offers party and quiz games, many surprises and great prizes. We are looking [...]
Barbara Frischmuth organize a workshop at Deutsches Haus at New York University. The title is “Do You Have a Garden in Mind?”
If the answer is yes to this evocative question, how does this garden influence what you are thinking and feeling? Inspired by the Barbara Frischmuth’s garden books, the workshop asks gardeners and garden-lovers alike, do [...]
FROHE OSTERN – HAPPY EASTER
Rosenmontag – Shrove Monday, Merry Monday, Rose Monday
Aschermittwoch – Ash Wednesday
die Fastenzeit – Lent, the Lenten season
die Karwoche – Holy Week, Passion Week
der Palmsonntag – Palm Sunday
Karfreitag – Good Friday
das Kruzifix – crucifix
die Kreuzigung – crucifixion
kreuzigen – crucify
die Auferstehung – Resurrection of Christ
der Ostersonntag – Easter Sunday
der Osterhase – Easter [...]
The Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings were published this week, and five German universities have made this year’s list.
The top-ranking German university according to the 2013 Ranks is the Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität München (picture), at place 44. Following were Technische Universität München, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Universität Heidelberg, and Freie Universität Berlin, in that order.
The ranking, which [...]
Did your resolutions for the New Year include: “Brush up on your German”? Now it’s early March and you have the oppotunity to make it happen!
The Goethe-Institut in San Francisco ist offering in their upcoming term intermediate students thought-provoking discussions at the “Literaturcafé”.
Or you can join the Goethe-Institut on their “Tour [...]
The Consulate General of Switzerland in Los Angeles invites you to several lectures by Swiss Professor Elisabeth Bronfen (picture).
Elisabeth Bronfen is Full Professor of English and American Studies at the University of Zurich. She has published widely in the areas of Anglo-American literature, visual culture, gender studies, cinema and psychoanalysis. Her most recent books include a [...]
Calling all German, history and social studies teachers in the United States! Want to hold a fun contest in your classroom? Why not have your students participate in the “GERMAN INFORMATION CENTER USA ESSAY CONTEST”.
There are two ways for students from three grade groupings (Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, and Grades 9-12) to participate:
(1) You can [...]
Also ging ich diese Straße lang und die Straße führte zu mir.
Das Lied, das du am letzten Abend sangst, spielt nun in mir.
Noch ein paar Schritte und dann war ich da mit dem Schlüssel zu dieser Tür.
Dieser Weg wird kein leichter sein, dieser Weg wird steinig und schwer.
Nicht mit vielen wirst du dir einig sein, [...]
Deutsch am Mittag (German at noon) – Discussion in German
Tuesday, November 13 from 12noon to 1:15 pm
Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Join us for monthly lunchtime gatherings of those interested in hearing and speaking German. Each month, a special guest speaks on a topic. Participants can bring their lunch and join in the ensuing [...]
On November 5, new German language courses start at the Goethe-Institut.
Enroll now in one of the Goethe-Institut’s German language classes! The Fall intensive courses begin on Monday, November 5, and end on Saturday, December 22. Beginning, intermediate and advanced levels are offered as well.
For more information visit www.goethe.de/sanfrancisco