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INTRODUCTION
Chuck: Chuck here. Absolute Beginner Season 2, Lesson 11; Two Teachers Helping You Learn German.
Judith: Hi, my name is Judith. And I’m joined here by Chuck.
Chuck: Hello, everyone, and welcome back to GermanPod101.com.
Judith: What are we learning today?
Chuck: In this lesson, you’ll learn how to talk about language learning.
Judith: This conversation takes place at Paul’s German language school.
Chuck: The conversation is between Mr. Schultz and Mrs. Weber. Both of them are teachers at the school.
Judith: The speakers are teachers addressing adult students. Therefore they’ll be speaking formal German.
Chuck: Let’s listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUES
Frau Weber:Guten Tag und willkommen in der Goethe Schule! Ich heiße Inge Weber und ich unterrichte seit drei Jahren hier Deutsch.
Herr Schultz:Auch von mir ein herzliches Willkommen! Mein Name ist Manfred Schultz und auch ich unterrichte hier.
Frau Weber:Jeden Morgen lernen wir von acht bis zehn Uhr Grammatik und Vokabeln.
Manfred Schultz:Und von zehn bis zwölf Uhr übe ich mit Ihnen das Sprechen.
Frau Weber:Deutsch ist nicht einfach. Die Grammatik ist kompliziert.
Manfred Schultz:Aber wir unterrichten gerne und Sie lernen gerne. Zusammen geht es.
English Host: Now let’s hear it with the English translation.
Frau Weber:Guten Tag und willkommen in der Goethe Schule! Ich heiße Inge Weber und ich unterrichte seit drei Jahren hier Deutsch.
Chuck:Good day, and welcome to the Goethe school! I'm called Inge Weber and I've taught German here for three years.
Herr Schultz:Auch von mir ein herzliches Willkommen! Mein Name ist Manfred Schultz und auch ich unterrichte hier.
Chuck:Also from me, a heart-felt welcome! My name is Manfred Schultz and I also teach here.
Frau Weber:Jeden Morgen lernen wir von acht bis zehn Uhr Grammatik und Vokabeln.
Chuck:Every morning we'll learn grammar and vocabulary from eight o'clock until ten o'clock.
Manfred Schultz:Und von zehn bis zwölf Uhr übe ich mit Ihnen das Sprechen.
Chuck:And from 10 o'clock until twelve o'clock I'll practice speaking with you.
Frau Weber:Deutsch ist nicht einfach. Die Grammatik ist kompliziert.
Chuck:German is not simple. The grammar is complicated.
Manfred Schultz:Aber wir unterrichten gerne und Sie lernen gerne. Zusammen geht es.
Chuck:But we enjoy teaching and you'll enjoy learning. Together we can do it.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Judith: Okay. Maybe a few things about teachers in Germany because there’s quite a cultural difference here. To become a teacher, you first have to complete five years of university during which you study Pedagogy and also two or three subjects. Afterwards, you work as an apprentice at miserable pay for several years and then you have another exam.
Chuck: They can’t choose where they want to teach or even the type of school.
Judith: Yes. But after apprenticeship and everything, teachers receive much better pay than in the States. Often a job for a lifetime because civil servants can’t be fired.
Chuck: They’re highly regards professionals, much like doctors or policemen. And note that homeschooling is not allowed in Germany.
Judith: Yes, because of this because they are professionals. It’s the same as so you wouldn’t allow someone to perform major surgery at home without training.
Chuck: Let’s take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson.
VOCAB LIST
The first word we shall see is?
Judith: herzlich
Chuck: Heartily or heartfelt.
Judith: herzlich
Chuck: Next.
Judith: seit
Chuck: For or since.
Judith: seit
Chuck: Next.
Judith: Jahr
Chuck: Year.
Judith: Jahr That’s singular, and the plural is jahre.
Chuck: Next.
Judith: jeder, jede, jedes
Chuck: Every.
Judith: jeder, jede, jedes
Chuck: Next.
Judith: bis
Chuck: Until or ‘til.
Judith: bis
Chuck: Next.
Judith: Uhr
Chuck: Clock or o’clock.
Judith: Uhr, singular, and the plural is Uhren.
Chuck: Next.
Judith: Grammatik
Chuck: Grammar.
Judith: Grammatik. singular and the plural is Grammatiken
Chuck: Next.
Judith: Vokabel
Chuck: Vocabulary word.
Judith: Vokabel. Singular and the plural is Vokabulare.
Chuck: Next.
Judith: üben
Chuck: To practice.
Judith: üben
Chuck: Next.
Judith: sprechen
Chuck: To speak.
Judith: sprechen
KEY VOCAB AND PHRASES
Chuck: Let’s have a closer look at the usage for some of the words and phrases from this lesson.
Judith: The first word we’ll look at is „sprechen If you use it like this, „sprechen is a verb, but „das Sprechen“ is a noun. In German, you can turn any verb into a noun by capitalizing it and by adding an article. So for example, „das Sprechen“ is...
Chuck: The speaking.
Judith: „das Unterrichten“
Chuck: The teaching.
Judith: „das Lernen“
Chuck: The learning.
Judith: „seit drei Jahren“
Chuck: Have been for three years.
Judith: There is no distinction between “since” and “for” in German. We say „seit heute Morgen“
Chuck: Since this morning.
Judith: Just as well as „seit zehn Tagen“
Chuck: For 10 days.
Judith: The only difference is that when you’re using “since,” the activity must be ongoing. There’s a different word when you’ve done something for three years and then stopped. So „seit drei Jahren“ means “since three years,” well, for three years and you’re still doing it. Finally, there is an expression that you should learn es geht.
Chuck: It works, it functions, or it is possible.
Judith: Very important phrase.

Lesson focus

Chuck: The focus of this lesson are the numbers from 0 to 12.
Judith: This lesson is all about the numbers. Let’s learn the ones from 0 to 12.
Chuck: For a lot of these words, you’ll be able to see that they have the same origin as the English numbers. They may look a little bit different now, but in the beginning they were the same. Pay attention to this.
Judith: Okay. So we said we start with zero, this is Null Then Eins,
Chuck: One.
Judith: Eins. Then Zwei
Chuck: Two.
Judith: Zwei Then Drei.
Chuck: Three.
Judith: Drei
Chuck: Four.
Judith: Vier
Chuck: Five.
Judith: Fünf
Chuck: Six.
Judith: Sechs
Chuck: Seven.
Judith: Sieben
Chuck: Eight.
Judith: Acht
Chuck: Nine.
Judith: Neun
Chuck: Ten.
Judith: Zehn
Chuck: Eleven.
Judith: Elf
Chuck: Twelve.
Judith: Zwölf
Chuck: Review these in the lesson notes PDF after this lesson.

Outro

Judith: In the next lesson dialogue, you will have a lot of opportunities to practice them.
Chuck: That just about does it for today.
Judith: Listeners, have you ever dreamt of starring in one of our lessons?
Chuck: If you’re answer is yes, use the voice recording tool on the Lessons page.
Judith: Record your voice with a click of a button.
Chuck: Then play it back just as easily.
Judith: Then compare it to the native speakers in the lesson.
Chuck: And adjust your pronunciation.
Judith: After a few tries, you’ll be speaking better German than Chuck here.
Chuck: Hey.
Judith: Go to GermanPod101.com and rapidly improve your German pronunciation.
Chuck: So see you next week.

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Wann lernt ihr Deutsch? Auch von 8 bis 12 Uhr jeden Tag?

When do you learn German? Also from 8 to 12 o'clock every day?

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Thursday at 07:23 PM
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Hallo Peter,


Thank you for your message.


Keep up the great work!:wink:


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Peter Fraser
Saturday at 09:20 AM
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Guten Abend!


Ich lerne Deutsch Vokabeln (Speicherkarten) von etwa 18:30 Uhr bis 19 Uhr jeden Tag, dann von etwa 22:00 Uhr bis etwa 23:30 Uhr Ich lerne Deutsch aus Lektionen jeden andere Tag. Zwischen diesen Tagen, Ich in dem Abend Franzözich aus Lektionen lernen.


I learn German vocabulary (flashcards) from about 6:30 pm to 7 pm every day, then from about 10:00 pm to about 11:30 pm I learn German from lessons every other day. Between these days, I learn French in the evening from lessons.


Danke


Peter :)

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Monday at 03:29 PM
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Hallo Cristina,


Thank you for your comment!


That is great. Practicing daily is a good way to get fluent fast! :smile:


Vielen Dank!


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Cristina
Wednesday at 05:47 AM
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Jeden Tag lerne ich zwei Lektionen: der erste von zehn bis elf Uhr und dann später am Abend.

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Monday at 03:39 AM
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Hi Julian,


Great to know that you love learning German :)


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Katrin

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Julian
Monday at 03:48 AM
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Hallo GermanPod101.com,


Ich mag zu lerne Deutsch mit liebe. Herzlich sage ich das !


Herzlich Grüße,

Julian

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Milad
Friday at 06:38 PM
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Hi,

Is there any way to get all the phrases pronounced by Judith, including the ones read by Chuck? I mean after all we want to gauge our pronunciation and accent with a native.

Thanks

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Tuesday at 02:46 PM
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Hello Sam,


Dein ganzes Leben? Wirklich? Das finde ich toll!

(Your entire life? Really? That's wonderful!)


You could also say

Ich lerne Deutsch mein ganzes Leben lang.

(I am learning German my entire life.)


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sam
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Mein ganze leben!

My entire life!