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Sie/Du (You) in German

Published: June 26, 2020

“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?”  Though English and German have many similarities, they also have many differences. Standard American English treats “you” as a singular...

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.

What’s Your Story?: Language Opens the World of Play for Liseli, Alice, and Jakob

Published: August 26, 2017

Liseli, Alice, and Jakob have been coming to Waldsee for eight years now - first in the Familienprogramm (family program) and now as our Krankenschwester (nurse) and campers. Their love of language opened their world of play up monumentally. Hear their story in this blog post!

Profiles of Former Villagers: Working for the Environment

Published: April 24, 2017

Peter and LKT Gruene Welle on their week-long camping trip.

Waldsee’s former villagers go on to do exciting things with their Deutsch. Peter, a two-year villager and ten-year staff member, tells us how Waldsee and the Grüne Welle program have led him to a career working for the environment.

Profiles of Former Villagers: Working in STEM

Published: April 17, 2017

Waldsee’s former villagers go on to do exciting things with their Deutsch. Erich, a 6-year villager, tells us how Waldsee has helped his career in STEM.