Here is a link to the website for the Germanfest I mentioned in class. It is the last weekend of April.
Here is a link to a daily German comic. They’re very entertaining!
Dual Credit for High School Students:
1. Open to high school Juniors or Seniors
2. Must complete ONE of the following:
a. An SAT I score of at least 1070 (Critical Reading + Math) with scores of at least 500 in both Math and Critical Reading.
b. An ACT composite score of at least 23 with scores of at least 19 in both Math and English.
c. TAKS scores of at least 2200 in both Math and English/language arts and a TAKS Essay score of at least 3.
d. ACCUPLACER offered by The College Board.
e. Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) offered by National Evaluation Systems, Inc.
f. ASSET or COMPASS offered by ACT.
3. Cost $50 per credit hour ($200 for 1441, 1442, $150 for 2313, 2314 each) ($150 per three-hour course). Books and Parking are extra.
4. Must apply and submit:
a. UT Arlington Application for Admission (see website)
b. Official high school transcript (including PSAT or SAT, and TAKS scores)
c. Application Fee: $35.00 (payable to UT Arlington)
d. Early Admissions Agreement and the Course Selection form (see website)
5. Application Deadlines
Priority deadline: April 15, 2011
Final deadline: August 1, 2011*
Classes begin: August 25, 2011
Final Exam: December 10 – 16, 2011
Very interesting! How’s that for motivation?
On Friday, February 25th the German Club will be going to Greenwood’s German restaurant in Forth Worth. We will meet at the restaurant at 7. There is an option to carpool if you need it.
I will need a head count of 1) Who is coming and 2) Do you need a ride. You can comment on the blog entry.
Let me know soon! I will give extra credit on an assignment for those who attend.
Here is a link to the restaurant if you want to check out prices, location and the menu.
A short clip from Sesamestraße explaining the difference between “hier” und “da”. Watch several times and try to pick up what they’re saying! It’s really very funny.
Too funny. Heidi is making quite a stir at the Leipzig Zoo.
How do I make those letters with the umluats?
ß: Alt 225
ä: Alt 132
ö: Alt 148
ü: Alt 129
Ä: Alt 142
Ö: Alt 153
Ü: Alt 154
On a Mac:
Use the OPTION key. Hold down OPTION and push ‘s’ to get ß. For the umlauted characters, hold down OPTION and push ‘u’. Release OPTION, then type the desired base letter (a, o, u, A, O, or U). The umlaut will appear over the letter you typed. (So to type ü, you should hold down OPTION, press u, then release OPTION and press u again, to get an ö, hold OPTION, then press u, then release OPTION and press o. )