Learning Chinese in Oberursel

Ten years ago, when our son first voiced an interest in learning Chinese, there was no Chinese school around. Fortunately, I found a private teacher in the classifieds back then.

As of 2012, Oberursel has its own Sunday school for Chinese learners. The first courses started this past Sunday, 27 January, and classes run from 10 a.m. – 12: 45 p.m.

Classes are being held at the Feldbergschule, Oberhöchstädter Strasse 20. All teachers are certified, and Mandarin Chinese is taught.

Children and adults are welcome to learn Chinese (one of the six official UNO languages). Additionally, a partnership with a Chinese school  in Yiwu has been established and a student exchange is planned for the coming year.

Membership fees are starting from euro 168 semi-annually. For more information, visit www.chinesischeschule.de.

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To register for a Sunday course, call 06172 – 85 87 43 or e-mail: ics.junzi@yahoo.de

Disclaimer: This is to share resources and services. I received no compensation for writing about the school.

Learning Russian

Our 15-year-old daughter decided to learn Russian as of this summer. With teenage interests being so fickle, I waited a little while before hiring a private Russian teacher.

After the fourth inquiry, I took her interest for real. Before buying the book, she got to sample some lessons on regular paper.

Here is what we bought from Amazon.de.
Dialog – Neubearbeitung – 2. Fremdsprache: 1. Lernjahr – Arbeitsheft mit Hör-CD: Mit Lernergrammatik (work book with CD) and
Dialog – Neubearbeitung – 2. Fremdsprache: 1. Lernjahr – Schülerbuch (study book)

She is enjoying her lessons, so I can recommend these books.


English Study Book Recommendations

I was asked  to compile a list of recommended English study books for the summer break for a student of mine. I might as well share it with everyone. This list is geared at the 11th/12th grade of the local Gymnasium ( high school), where English is taught as a foreign language, but it also applies to any high school student learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL). The recommended books on writing are an integral part in any library – including the one of a native speaker of English.

For idioms:

Dictionary of Idioms (Collins Cobuild)

For vocabulary:

The Vocabulary Builder: The Practically Painless Way to a Larger Vocabulary (Study Smart Series)

Vocabulary for TOEFL iBT

Writing skills:

100 Ways to Improve Your Writing (Mentor)

The Elements of Style

On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction

Most of these books are on my shelf – or my husband’s, for that matter.

Quote of the Day

Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study.

Francis Bacon

Interviews with Francis Bacon from Amazon.de

Allegro 2. Grammatische Zusatzübungen mit Lösungen

Ein Übungsbuch als Zusatz im Kurs Italienisch für Anfänger der Volkshochschule.
Um mehr über das Buch zu erfahren oder zu bestellen, klicken Sie bitte hier.

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