Thursdays mean no Waldorfschule, so it was only the Fremdspracheshule today. The Fremdspracheschule is kind of cool- yes, it is a little slow, but it’s neat because the class is really Deutsch being taught in Deutsch. There’s more than a dozen languages in that class, and not even half of the class speaks English, so the teacher can’t teach in another language. Surprisingly, though, it works.
Before taking this class- and living here- I always wondered how on earth people like Cleopatra and Squanto ever figured out enough English to speak with the settlers and Mrrs. Lewis & Clark. I mean, it’s easy to conceive learning nouns- point and name. But verbs, especially more abstract ones, always seemed hard to learn. It’s possible, though! I promise! We even manage to have some interesting conversations- we talked, in Deutsch, along with some Greek and Latin queue words, and lots of charades, about mythology for more than half an hour. It was fun.
After school today I went into town. First stop was Karstadt (I hope, last time I spelled it wrong). I had to buy some new Federballe, and I also picked up a squash ball. Here’s a pic of the racket selection- probably nobody will appreciate this except maybe my dad, but it really is impossible to find nice badminton stuff in the US. This isn’t even that big of a store, either!
I also bought a book of short stories- English on one page, German on the other. We’ll see how I do with that.
My last stop was at Wandels Apotheke, a drug store. I haven’t needed it yet, but I picked up some Vitamin D- I’ve been told that I’ll need them in the winter. Then it started to rain, so I went home.
Also! I tried to teach Hannes the baseline of Chameleon today. Hannes likes everything, so he had fun. Maybe if he gets it good we can play with it a little more. It’s a lot of fun, playing with Hannes on his Cello.
Okay, enough for today.