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Nicole reads aloud: "der Kobold in der Mühle" from the Brothers Grimm

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A Kobold is a "house spirit," a German folk being who takes care of household tasks and sometimes causes mischief.

Britannica.com has a fantastic description of a Kobold that includes this important information:

"...mischievous household spirit who usually helps with chores...He is temperamental and becomes outraged when he is not properly fed. He sometimes sings to children."

Can you imagine that kind of Hausgeist being your Gute Nacht Geschichte?

Creepy!

There are different interpreta…

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5 A2 German Story Books for German Learners

5 A2 German Story Books for German Learners

Finding interesting story books for A2 German learning doesn't have to be a chore - here you can read the research I've done for you and simply purchase the books and have them delivered.

Some books are available in digital versions, which does save space, however there are distinct advantages to having a physical book, from less screen time to easily writing notes on the page.

The most important part, however, is having reading material that is at your current level of German (these are all A…

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Diese Woche ist «Woche der deutschen Küche»!

German Cuisine Week Blog Cover

Diese Woche machen Privatkunden eine besondere Aktivität, anstatt den normalen Unterricht zu haben. Sie backen, kochen oder machen ein deutsches Rezept (oder ein österreichisches oder ein schweizerisches Rezept) und schreiben etwas darüber.

Deutsches Essen zu machen ist auch Deutsch lernen. :)

Und Sie dürfen diese Woche mitmachen!

Diese Woche lesen Sie hier drei Rezepte für typische, deutsche Gerichte und es gibt sogar Rezeptkarten, die Sie herunterladen und ausdrucken können. Alles ist auf D…

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Join the Easy German Book Club for »Weihnachtskrimi in München«

Join Easy German Book Club Weihnachtskrimi in München

The Easy German Book Club is back!

Easy German Book Club is a place for German learners and enthusiasts to gather and discuss a German book, especially those of you who aren't part of a regular class or lessons.

On December 5th you can join us to discuss the book «Weihnachtskrimi in München», a part of the Detektiv Müller series from Klett Publishing.

We'll meet once for 90 minutes and we'll meet in my Adobe Connect online classroom. You can join via your smartphone, tablet or computer; use e…

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Easy German Book Club: Weihnachtskrimi in München

Join Easy German Book Club Weihnachtskrimi in München

The Easy German Book Club is back!

Easy German Book Club is a place for German learners and enthusiasts to gather and discuss a German book, especially those of you who aren't part of a regular class or lessons.

On December 5th you can join us to discuss the book "Weihnachtskrimi in München," a part of the Detektiv Müller series from Klett Publishing.

We'll meet once for 90 minutes and we'll meet in my Adobe Connect online classroom. You can join via your smartphone, tablet or computer; use e…

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9 Easy Back-to-School Gifts for German Learners

9 Easy Back-to-School Gifts for German Learners

Do you need a German back-to-school gift?

If you're not sure what to give your favorite German learner, here are 9 fantastic ideas, all available from Amazon.com.

The links below are affiliate links. They are marked with an (A), which means that if you click through that picture/link and make a purchase, I'll receive a small amount of that purchase as a thank-you.

More than anything, I want you to buy the best back-to-school gift possible for your favorite German student!

Los geht's!

Für al…

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Rescheduled: "Aufregung an der Nordsee"

Easy German Book Club Aufregung an der Nordsee

Escape winter with us and "Aufregung an der Nordsee" in February!

This Buchgemeinschaft (Book Club) meeting was rescheduled because so many participants had caught the crud. Hopefully everyone will be healthier in February and everyone can enjoy the story more.

"Aufregung an der Nordsee" is an easy, 30-page read for A1 German students. It's a fun, family-friendly story with a bit of suspense.

Lesen Sie mit? Here's a short excerpt to whet your appetite:

"Nach dem Abitur verbringt Paula zu…

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Lesen Sie "Aufregung an der Nordsee"?

Easy German Book Club Aufregung an der Nordsee

Update: This Buchgemeinschaft has been rescheduled for February 9 & 23, 2019

Escape winter with us and read "Aufregung an der Nordsee"!

"Aufregung an der Nordsee" is an easy, 30-page read for A1 German speakers. It's a fun, family-friendly story with a bit of suspense.

Lesen Sie mit? Here's a short excerpt to whet your appetite:

"Nach dem Abitur verbringt Paula zusammen mit ihrer Tante eine Woche auf der Nordseeinsel Norderney. Aber gibt es auf Norderney überhaupt andere Jugendliche oder…

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Samstag: Book Club resumes!

Easy German Book Club Abenteuer im Schnee

Samstag ist wieder Buchgemeinschaft! Hurra!

Skifahren...Schnee...Spannung!

This Saturday the Beginner's Level Book Club resumes with Abenteuer im Schnee, an easy, 30-page read for beginners and those of you refreshing your basic German skills. It's a fun, family-friendly story with a little bit of suspense.

Lesen Sie mit? Here's a short excerpt so you can tell if this book is the right level for you:

In Bayern, in Ruhpolding, lernen Robert und seine Schwester Sonja beim Skifahren Benno ken…

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No Time to Read the Book Club Book? No problem!

Easy German Book Club Gefahr am Strand

"Oh, Nicole, ich habe keine Zeit gehabt!

Ich muss noch das Buch für heute Abend lesen."

"Oh, Nicole, I haven't had any time.

I still have to read the book for tonight."

Warte mal! Wait!

You don't have to read the book before book club tonight. Even if you haven't read the book you can still come to Buchgemeinschaft. It's ok if you haven't read or finished the book. We'll talk about it, so it might give away parts of the book, but who cares?! It's not about the intricacy of the story, it's a…

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