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Novel Reading Program - Ziemlich beste Freunde

To aid your reading we’ve chosen this book for you. If you make the effort to read - it should be worth it. It should be an interesting story. This book is simplified. It is intended for Germans who did poorly at school. It’s perfect for language learners. We don’t personally agree with this A1.1, A1.2 etc business, but the book is described as being A2.2.

Task switching, where you read a bit, find a work you don’t know, look it up, and then go back to reading - is very, very inefficient. As soon as you’ve looked up the word, you’re likely to forget it again. Instead we adopt the principle of learning all the vocabulary first, then we read the chapter. (It helps that the chapters are mostly 2-3 pages long.) To do do this we’ve created mindmaps for you to fill in and quizzes to test yourself.

When you join up you get a link to a folder with all the information you need, including where to buy the book. It’s important it’s the simplified version that you buy. It costs 10€. You can start right away though, because the text for the first 3 chapters is online.

You can read it by yourself. You can read it with us. We’re running a Saturday morning reading café in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg. This is held at the café Fuxx&Bär Oderbergerstr 41 10435 Berlin from (normally) 10:30 - 11:45. It’s free (with donations appreciated). If you want to come you should join this Whatsapp group where we confirm that the group is running that week and what chapter we’re working on. (It really doesn’t matter if we read the chapters in non-consecutive order).

So, if you want to get started than fill out the form below.

Are you interested in joining an 'in person' reading group in Berlin?