[nabs-l] difficulties with German class in the fall

Robert Jaquiss rjaquiss at earthlink.net
Wed Aug 4 00:01:55 UTC 2010

Hello Julie:

     I suggest you find an upper class student who has gone through this 
course to serve as a reader. Depending on the city where you are, you might 
be able to find a native German speaker who could also help you. Contact the 
NLS. They have some materials in German, and ought to be able to point you 
to where you could find more German materials. You might even try contacting 
a German consolate if your city has one. I rarely advocate putting an ad in 
a paper for a reader, but this might be a good reason to do it. Depending on 
where you are, you might find a church catering to a German speaking 
congregation such as Lutherans. Hope this helps.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Julie McGinnity" <kaybaycar at gmail.com>
To: "National Association of Blind Students mailing list" 
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Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 5:18 PM
Subject: [nabs-l] difficulties with German class in the fall

> Hi everyone.
> My name is Julie.  I am going into my second year of college.  I am
> currently a double major in vocal performance and German.  In the fall
> I will be taking a German culture class about Berlin.  This class is
> about the history and culture of Berlin.  We will be reading several
> novels, and the professor has emailed me to tell me that visual
> material (movies with english or German subtitles, pictures, art work,
> and arcatecture) are going to be a big part of the class.  I'm not
> exactly sure what kind of accomidations I should ask for in this
> class.
> I am an auditory learner, but movies in German classes have always
> been difficult for me to folow.  She suggested giving me a copy of the
> movie to watch on my own time instead of in class, but I'm not sure
> how that would help.
> As for the various kinds of art work and photo material, I really
> don't know.  If we are doing something about arcatecture, I'll just
> ask if I can read about it instead of looking at it, but beyond that,
> Ihave no clue.  Makes me wonder how I've survived until now.  Lol!
> Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
> -- 
> Julie McG
> Lindbergh High School class of 2009, participating member in Opera
> Theater's Artist in Training Program, and proud graduate of Guiding
> Eyes for the Blind
> "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that
> everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal
> life."
> John 3:16
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