This is how March looks like in the
Wild German Community*
All times are CET
*Subject to change
… waking up and checking the Slack channel of the Wild German Community –
first thing you do is say “Guten Morgen zusammen!“.
„Guten Abend“, is the reply from New Zealand.
That’s Jo! You already know them – and you continue in German:
Today, you’re giving a lecture in German and last night
a couple of questions came to your mind.
A few minutes later you receive several replies and ideas from other
community members – awesome! Problem solved.
Later, you meet up with a community member
for a digital Kaffeepläuschchen (coffee catch-up). In German, both of you exchange opinions and chat: „Was? Du möchtest nach Deutschland ziehen? Da hätte ich ein paar Tipps für dich…”
(“What? You want to move to Germany? There’s a couple of things I could …”)
Easy as that you already communicated in practice-oriented
German for 10–60 minutes, learnt new words and potentially met
a person who has the same interests as you – everything while living
your busy everyday life, without pressure and stress, with real advantages
and most of all with a lot of fun.
The day isn’t over yet.
There’s plenty of opportunity to make more use of your language skills:
During your commute home, while you’re sitting in the waiting room at your doctor’s, or while killing time when your friend’s running late.
Writing and reading, asking and answering – all the time, and from anywhere. The Wild German Community is here for you – with voice messages and video calls, with sharing links and files.
A qualified and experienced German teacher is here as well, in case a language related question is a bit tricky.
… and if you have any suggestions or wishes, you’re more than welcome to share them at any time! We’ll grow together, so you will find a place that fits your German, your learning needs and your experiences 100 %.
Very important as well:
The Wild German Community is an interactive and safe space to learn German, ask questions and meet new friends.
It is extremely important to us that no form of discrimination, racism, insulting or similar behaviour is tolerated. You can find more on this here. We all deserve to be treated with the same respect, the same friendliness and the same politeness – that’s it. Only by acting like this, can we all study in a fun and relaxing way, profit from everyone’s questions and answers and support each other.
All times are CET
*Subject to change
If you’re thinking now: „Oh, that’s a bit too much for me“, please remember:
There are no obligations at all in the Wild German Community and if you need a little more time before writing and participating, simply start by reading – you can choose the options and opportunities that work best for you. Having fun and feeling comfortable are most important, everything else will come with time.
The Wild German Community offers you a place where everyone participates in a respectful, friendly and supportive way. Here, you’re a part of a real community.
With the appropriate manners nobody needs to stay anonymous – you’ll be able to meet the personal side of people during a coffee catch-up (Kaffeepläuschchen), you can send voice messages, share links and files and participate in video calls.Your creativity and the diversity of topics have no limits:
You can try the Wild German Community for 7 days completely free of charge and without any obligation. During this time you get unlimited access to all calls, materials and the community chat. This way you can test everything and find out if it is the right thing for you.
The monthly membership can be cancelled at any time. So you don’t take any (financial) risk if something should change at short notice.
Or join our next Speak Easy on 14 March 2023 at 8 pm and get to know other people who also want to practice and improve their German.
Some of them are community members, others aren‘t – everyone is welcome and there won’t be any cheeky sales pitches or hidden commitments. We’ll fully use this hour for you to speak German – give it a try!
Maybe you’ll find a language buddy to practice your German with long-term.
Subscribe to the newsletter to get the Zoom link and don’t forget to confirm your subscription (also check your spam folder).
You want to make use of your German skills and learn more? Then the Wild German Community is your personal all-inclusive package. Here you find everything: authentic interaction, helpful live calls, a variety of materials. Have a go at everything that will benefit you personally, ask your questions and don’t feel left alone with your thoughts regarding language problems any more.
If a language course or private tutor is too much for you at the moment or simply doesn’t fulfil your current needs, you’ll find a lot of options and variety you could need in the community.
The community is always available, you’re never alone! Giving a speech at uni? Exam preparation? Need to talk to the kindergarten teacher? Here you can share your fears and experiences and ask all your questions.
The Wild German Community is aimed at German learners who have completed level A2. In the Community you should be able to really use your language skills and understand the other participants well.
If you are a beginner, Wild German offers you the free podcast ‘Wild German – Outdoors’, as well as a course with exercises for the podcast. In this course you will learn everything you need to complete level A1.
Once you have achieved your basic skills (A1 & A2), you will simply benefit more from your membership in the Wild German Community.
Yes, of course! The beautiful and difficult thing about learning German is that you never stop learning. The German language is so versatile with its everyday, colloquial, technical and educational language, as well as the regional peculiarities and beautiful dialects.
At times it can also be very nice and satisfying to share your own knowledge and experiences with others and to exchange ideas. Maybe you’d like to host a live session yourself – all doors are open to you to try out your language skills and set yourself new challenges.
Of course! That is one of the biggest advantages of an online community: No matter where you live, you can participate and engage from anywhere in the world.
Once you sign up for membership, you’ll get unlimited access to all practice materials and recordings of live calls. You will also receive a link to join the community chat (Slack) in your welcome email. In the chat you will find all further information in channel #01_ankommen.
You can first introduce yourself and read up a bit. You will find a monthly overview and a link to the Google Calendar about the upcoming Live Calls. Worksheets and tips on how to prepare can all be found in the chat.
If you want to take it slow, remember our motto is “anything goes, nothing has to”. You are always free to choose what you do and what you use – just as it is best for you.
You’ll find all times in our weekly schedule.
In the Community Chat you will also find a link to Google Calendar, so you don’t have to worry about missing anything.
Start in die Woche / Start in den Tag
If you are an early riser and would like to start the day with German, this is the right place for you: In 30 minutes or 2x 15 minutes you can talk with others: How was your weekend? What are your plans for today? What’s on your mind right now?
You need a break from your day or just want to chat with someone? Then get a hot drink of your choice ready, get comfortable and have a chat about your day with another German learner. What’s going really well today? What’s the plan for the rest of the day?
This call focuses on good old grammar. Conjunctions & subjunctions, nominalizations, passive voice – the spectrum is almost endless.
Many German learners need German for their job. To avoid sweating in real-life meetings, we practice different situations and the appropriate idioms so that you are well prepared for the real world.
At the beginning of the month you will receive a film suggestion and then have 3-4 weeks to watch the film and prepare for the call in terms of content.
Films not only give you an authentic insight into the culture and art of filmmaking in Germany, but above all they convey a realistic use of language, which can be completely different depending on the genre and the plot.
German & Sea
This call has a different focus topic each month: vacations by the sea, sharks on the Great Barrier Reef, plastic in the sea.
You will receive a worksheet with texts adapted to the content, a vocabulary list (German/English/your native language), idioms and potential tasks from which you can choose which are interesting or relevant for you. You can modify the tasks so that the learning effect is the greatest for you.
In this call the focus is on strategy and methodology. We discuss your goals together and develop an individual learning plan that is adapted to your needs.
At the beginning of each quarter we set your new goals, look at the interim status after 6 weeks and evaluate again at the end of the quarter: Which goals did you achieve? Why (not)? What can we change/adjust?
Practice with native speakers
An absolute highlight for sure! Every third Saturday of the month a native speaker will visit us in our Slack channel and share their day with us – an Advent Sunday in the Christmas season, child care & house cleaning, a bike tour through the Elm.
These won’t be German teachers which means they will communicate in authentic German which they normally use in their everyday life!
If you don’t have time, that’s no problem. The live calls take place regularly and are made available as a recording in the Community Space if required. If you have questions that the community can’t answer, you can post them in the Slack channel so that they can still be answered in the call.
The community is aimed at learners of German who have completed at least level A2, i.e. learners with basic knowledge.
If you have not yet reached this level, you can still become a member, but it might be difficult to always understand everything. This decision is up to you.
In general, the community is open to everyone – no matter where you live and how much German you have already learned. You would only be wrong here if you prefer to make fun instead of helping, insult and discriminate instead of being open and tolerant, or generally love to badmouth everything and everyone.
You can test the community free of charge and without obligation for 7 days. If you don’t like it, you can cancel your membership again and there will be no costs.
Regarding the full membership, your financial contribution depends on the membership form you choose:
You can opt for the monthly model, which you can always cancel before the end of the month. Otherwise it will be renewed automatically. The monthly fee for this is currently 67€.
Or you can choose the semi-annual model: Here you plan for the long term and can fully concentrate on learning – and by the way, your monthly fee is reduced by 20%. Instead of 402€ you pay 319€ for 6 months – you save 83€ (that’s more than 1 month!).
A change is possible at the end of the respective period.
The Wild German Community offers you a personal and safe learning environment, where you can study in a relaxed way and where people treat each other with respect.
This is why everyone is asked to:
The community is supposed to support all learners individually as much as possible and provide them with a versatile and safe space for learning. Should you not like it, feel free to contact us via email@example.com and tell us your reasons. We handle your feedback with confidentiality and will take it seriously, because we want you to feel comfortable. If in any way possible, we’ll try to make changes accordingly.
Should you not be convinced you can cancel the subscription at any time.
Should such a situation arise, you can be sure that we take it very seriously and are clearly on your side. We are active in the community on a daily basis, so inappropriate behavior usually comes to our attention immediately. Should a violation occur, we will immediately investigate the case and ask all affected parties to share their views on the matter with us.
In the worst case, the consequence can be immediate exclusion from the Wild German Community.
Should there be an acceptable apology or similar, a different decision can be made in individual cases.