German Learning

БогородицаThis week, Jess pointed out to me “An Invisible Woman Taught Me German“, a story in Slate about German Language learning via the Deutsche Welle organization.

My favorite quote: “It’s basically a Teutonic Scooby-Doo, with overt sexual tension among the young mystery-solvers. They investigate weird occurrences like crop circles, Beethoven’s ghost, and a Hamburg shark. (As in Scooby-Doo, you’ll see the ending from 1.6 km away.) When they get stumped, they query their talking computer Compu, who has impossibly advanced speech recognition, yet for some reason still whirrs and clicks like a 1970s adding machine. Sometimes a spooky talking owl named Eulalia lends a hand, flapping in on a cloud of horror movie sound effects.”

How can you beat that for foreign language learning?

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