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Another Waldseemensch describes a day at Waldsee

Published: August 10, 2009

The following blog entry was written by a Villager who is working on completing our language marathon called Waldseemensch. Sonntag, 9.8.09 Von Anita After working hard all week in Waldsee, we were permitted to sleep in until 9:20. We woke to a German song and then left for the Gasthof for brunch. Brunch consisted of cinnamon rolls, scrambled eggs, fruit, Weiβwurst, Müsli, juice, and milk. As always, we learned a new word in German and everyone who underwent a whole day speaking...

The Berlin Wall: 20 Years Later

Published: August 9, 2009

On Monday, August 8 Waldsee marked an important anniversary: the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago, on November 9, 1989, and the unification of Germany one year later.  We spent the day in the city of Leipzig in the fall of 1989, simulating life in eastern Germany at that time. Waldsee participants had many questions about that period in German history, and in the evening had their chance to decide the future of Germany in a diplomatic role playing game in which the two German states...


Published: August 9, 2009

Sunday, August 7 credit villagers joined in an unusual out-of-the-classroom experience that has become an annual Waldsee tradition – Kochduell! Student teams were given a basket of ingredients and told to make their own meal, auf deutsch, natürlich! Each team prepared a salad, a main course, and a dessert, and an international panel of judges appeared to test each team’s culinary talents on the basis of creativity, presentation, taste, and use of German. The creative juices flowed,...

Was ist Waldsee Radio?

Published: July 28, 2009

Waldsee Radio is one of the adventure programs here in Waldsee. Kids learn German through their work as DJs. They organize our music, create radio dramas, conduct interviews and learn about the radio station we use to broadcast at our site. Here is what one participant wrote about what they do: Waldsee Radio ist toll und es macht viel Spass. Wir spielen tolle Musik und  machen Interviews. Wirspielen auch  tolle Spiele wie Ultiamte Frisbee. Wir lehrnen auch viel Deutsch...

Betreuer fuer den Tag

Published: July 27, 2009

Today was a very special day in Waldsee, because the villagers were given the opportunity to be Betreuer (counselors) for the day. They learned what it is like to work as a staff member here at our village. They led Familie (learning periods,) made Ansagen (announcements) and led activities all auf Deutsch! Some of our Betreuer fuer den Tag are old enough to work here at Waldsee next summer, and hopefully this will help inspire them to continue their language learning...

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