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Sie/Du (You) in German

Published: June 26, 2020

*You may have seen this blog post in your email a few times over the last few days, but we promise, this one is the real deal! Join us for a quick Deutsch lesson and how we utilize the language at Waldsee.

“Du, Du liegst mir im Herzen,” begins one of our favorite Waldsee songs. Though a folk song, it’s classic theme extends beyond love, serving as an introduction to the pluralisms of “you” in German. To paraphrase the Sound of Music, “how do you solve a problem like Maria which you?

Picking a Waldsee Name

Published: June 22, 2020

“Wie heißt du?” (What is your name?)-it’s a question that we often ask at Waldsee. It’s a simple yet dignified question, and often, even villagers who don’t speak much German will have learned this question.

On the first day of Waldsee, “Wie heißt du?” is a bit more complicated.

German for Video Calls

Published: June 20, 2020

a coffee cup next to a laptop with zoom video call

We cannot wait until our Virtual Village launches this summer on July 13!

The Betreuerschaft (counseling team) is hard at work preparing for Veranstaltungstunde (activities), Arbeitsgruppe/AGs (interest groups), and Familien/Unterricht (structured language class). Like many of you, we’ve logged lots of hours online and want to share some of our more used phrases with our villagers and their families.

Alumni Spotlight: Melanie

Published: May 28, 2020

In honor of our 60th anniversary, get to know some long time members of the Waldsee community. This week, meet Melanie! Melanie first came to Waldsee as a villager in 1995 and has played a number of roles over the course of 20 summers, from leading Gesang (song hour) to serving on our leadership staff and helping plan International Day!

Virtual Waldsee: Need-To-Know Computer Lingo

Published: May 25, 2020

Registration opens up TODAY for our summer 2020 Waldsee Virtual Village, where villagers can experience the fun and learning of one week at Waldsee, or even four or five weeks for our high school credit program, from the comfort of their very own home. In preparation for attending our Virtual Village, here are some important words relating to computers.

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