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Monday at 03:31 AM
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Thursday at 06:09 PM
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I am totally agreed with Salivia_Baker's findings, those are my understandings as well.

Those words in the video are not in the correct context and it is misleading.

Saturday at 12:29 AM
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I agree with Ann Adams.

Student = student in collage or university. in School it's Schüler (der Schüler or male student, die Schülerin for female student and die schüler for plural)

Homeowork = more common is Hausaufgaben.

Notebook is NOT notebook. if you use notebook in German it's a Laptop. A notebook is either das Notizbuch or for school it's das Heft (or Das Schulheft)

Die Wandtafel = it's more commeon to say die Tafel

Das Examen = it's only used for really important exams like the Staatsexamen (a university degree), you either say die Klausur (written) or die Prüfung (general term)

class = it can mean two things: die Klasse or der Unterricht. Judging by the picture it should be Der Unterreicht (math class = Mathematikunterricht)

Friday at 09:49 PM
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I appreciate the addition of these words to my German vocabulary, but I found some of the pictures confusing. When I took the test at the end, I found that I didn't always connect the picture to the word. For example, "class" shows a teacher at the blackboard. Since "teacher" and "blackboard" are also words in the lesson, I had to take a second to figure out what word I was expected to use. I guess my brain can't memorize vocabulary and pictures at the same time. If the English word would have been on the pictures in the test, I would have done much better. Needless to say, I am still at the Newbie level of study, so maybe that added to my difficulty.

Ann Adams
Friday at 09:08 PM
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The pictures are quite nice, but the vocabulary you have chosen to use is in part incorrect and quite anglicized. Example: you show a picture of a woman teacher and call her 'der Lehrer'. You show a young girl in a classroom and call her 'der Student'. That term refers to college students; students in school should be called 'Schüler'. Why do you use the word 'Notebook' when you could use the perfectly acceptable word 'das Heft'? 'Hausarbeit' is either housework or a rather formal research paper, the better term for your purpose would be 'Hausaufgaben'. That's as far as I got with the video, since, frankly, I cannot recommend it to my students (Schüler) as it is. Again, great pictures, nice music, pedagogically appealing. Just do something about the language you're trying to teach.