Last week, our high school credit villagers had a mystery to solve: Wer hat den Mord begangen? (Who committed the murder?) The Krimi (mystery story) is a beloved genre in German-speaking culture, and the most famous Krimi is the show Tatort, which has been a staple of German television since 1970. With hundreds of episodes over the last fifty years in a variety of different cities, we decided to write our own Tatort-inspired stories taking place at Waldsee.
This week marked the start of our very first summer of Virtual Waldsee, and all in all, it was a resounding success! While there were a few tech hiccups along the way, we had SO much fun getting to know all of our virtual villagers and learning tons of German with them! Here’s a short recap of everything that we did during the week.
It’s no secret that this summer at Concordia Language Villages is going to be a bit different. While we normally try to keep our programs as low-tech as possible, this summer we’re going entirely online! Here’s what we’ve been doing to get ready.
*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?
“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.