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Kommen Sie rein in die gute Stube!

«Die gute Stube» is an online community for German learners to chat and converse in German with one another. We practice writing and speaking together.

This is the German practice you've been looking for.

Practice your German writing and speaking every week.

  • Writing prompts every Tuesday help you practice your writing.
  • Twice-monthly conversations help you speak with more confidence when you practice with other, supportive learners.

In Germany "die gute Stube" is the restaurant that's the soul of the town--the restaurant you take your friends and family to when they visit. This online "gute Stube" goes with you, wherever you are.

Kommen Sie rein. Nehmen Sie Platz.

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The Three Pillars of die gute Stube:

All on your schedule, at your pace, with other German learners.

Level-Specific Chat Channels

With a channel specific to your German level, you'll feel right at home. Stick with your level or take a look and see what others are writing in other channels. The #alle channel is for everyone.

So is the #horrorfilmeecke.

And the #witze-und-meme channel, too.

Weekly Writing Prompts

Every Tuesday Nicole posts a prompt for you to respond to, comment on, or a question to answer. The prompts are specific to the levels.

Every prompt has an example answer to help guide you.

Plauderstündchen

Enjoy a relaxed, 30-minute conversation with other German learners right in die gute Stube.

Each conversation is guided by Nicole.

3rd Tuesday of the month at 6 pm CST starting November 17, 2020!

Second session to be added.

Relax and Spend Time with German

Take away the pressure. Add a lot of flexibility and fun.

You can write a one-sentence response one week and write a four-sentence response the next week. Make up a silly answer if you want.

Read what the others write and ask questions. Take all the time you need to read and respond!

This is an enjoyable way to learn German together.

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Where is "die gute Stube"?

Die gute Stube is a private, community Discord Server created by Nicole.

When you join you'll receive an email with a private invitation.

Simply download the Discord app or sign in on your browser.

You'll recognize the flower logo right away.

Which countries is die gute Stube open to? And why?

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"die Gute Stube" is currently open to:

  • North America (the U.S. and Canada)
  • the European Union, Switzerland and Liechtenstein
  • the U.K.
  • Australia
  • the Philippines
  • South Africa

Because of VAT tax. That's the only reason.

das Zusammensein

Are you learning German on your own? Or do you simply want speaking and writing practice? We want you to join in.

Do you want to freshen up your German? Or deepen what you've been working on in your German class? There's a seat here for you.

You can be in Norway or North Dakota, Hawaii or Hackney and have a seat in die gute Stube.

Wir freuen uns auf Sie!

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What are the A1-A2 prompts like?

Gute Frage! Here are two of the recent prompts for the A1-A2 levels:

  • Wo sind Sie am Wochenende hingegangen? Wo sind sie nicht hingegangen? (Achtung: Perfekt mit sein als Hilfsverb!)

Ein Beispiel: Ich bin am Wochenende nur spazieren gegangen. Ich bin nicht zum Supermarkt gefahren, ich bin nicht ins Kino gegangen und ich bin nicht Fahrrad gefahren. Connor und ich sind zu Hause geblieben.

We've also had chats about:

  • books we're reading
  • horror films
  • what one thing is we want to achieve by the end of the year
  • what we love to do in autumn

 

What are the B1-C1 prompts like?

  • Würden Sie mal ein Sabbatjahr einlegen, um um die Welt zu reisen? Wohin würden Sie reisen und warum? (Achtung: Konjunktiv II, Modalverben in Konjunktiv II)

Ein Beispiel: Ich würde ein Sabbatjahr einlegen, wenn ich mit den richtigen Freuden reisen könnte. Auch wäre es mir sehr, sehr wichtig, Connor mitnehmen zu dürfen. Also zuerst müsste ich viel Recherche betreiben, damit Connor mitgehen dürfte. Eine Zugreise oder eine Wohnmobilreise durch Schottland, Irland und England wäre traumhaft.

We've also chatted about:

  •  the song «Barfuß am Klavier»
  • which parts of nature we're most grateful for
  • reading Harry Potter in German


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    “It was the little things I enjoy the most - the little comments and exclamations people wrote.”

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    “I like this Discord community.”

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    “I liked interacting with other people and having natural conversations.”

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    “The prompts were fun and appropriate for our language level (A2).”

Haben Sie Fragen?

These are some of the questions people most frequently ask about die gute Stube:

When is die gute Stube open?

Die gute Stube is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I (Nicole) check in every day except Sundays.

How often are prompts posted?

Prompts are posted on Tuesdays in the late afternoon. Dienstag ist Deutschtag!

How often are Plauderstündchen?

Plauderstündchen are twice a month for 30 minutes each.

How often do I pay for my seat?

It's currently a monthly subscription and it renews automatically.

Can I cancel at any time?

Yes, you can cancel at any time and pay no more. If you cancel, your subscription ends automatically and you'll be removed from the Discord server in short order.

Is it all chat?

No, there are also audio and video options in the Discord community and we'll use that for our Plauderstündchen, too. Everything is in one place.

Do I have to write about myself?

No, you can make up an answer any time you like. The idea is to communicate in German, you can keep your life private.

Is "die gute Stube" for you?

The answer is JA if...

  • you ♥ German
  • you want to practice the German you know
  • you'd like to learn a bit more week-by-week
  • you're interested in learning from reading what other German learners write
  • your schedule changes frequently or you simply want flexibility in your German learning time
  • you're OK with a thoughtful correction here or there (from Nicole, of course)
  • you like the occasional little surprise
  • you ♥ German

The answer is NEIN if...

  • you're brand new to German (in that case, get on the E-Post list, I'm building a course for you)
  • you'd rather be in a German class
  • you're looking for a lot of personalized attention (like in a German class)
  • you want significant corrections on lengthy texts (like in a German class)
  • Your mantra is "German is too hard. I'll never learn it."

Which countries is die gute Stube open to? And why?

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"die Gute Stube" is currently open to:

  • North America (the U.S. and Canada)
  • the European Union, Switzerland and Liechtenstein
  • the U.K.
  • Australia
  • the Philippines
  • South Africa

Because of VAT tax. That's the only reason.

Join by November 30th for a free Word Search

Get to know a "Stube" even better with a free word search. There are 26 words and an answer key.

Made personally by Nicole.

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die gute Stube

Pull up a chair, the conversation's great!

Kommen Sie rein.

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Weekly prompts written for your German level

Meaningful interaction with other German learners

30-minute conversations monthly