Welcome to the Daily Portion of German! The Daily Portion of German is a video blog produced by the Erasmus Academy. Our goal is to provide a helpful (and free) resource to students to enable them to continue their studies in the German language in order for them to keep their German language reading comprehension skills consistently fresh. For students who have not taken a course in learning German yet, this is also a fun way to get one’s feet wet with what one can expect when learning the German language. For those interested in learning German (or any language from the range of languages offered by the Erasmus Academy), we invite students to check out the Erasmus Academy Summer Language Program, an ideal way to immerse oneself in learning German or other languages.
Watch the video above to learn more about the Daily Portion of German video blog. The blog was going to launch in August, but due to technical issues, the launch date was pushed back to late September/early October.
The video blog instructor producing most of the content for the Daily Portion of German is Ron Ditmars. Mr. Ditmars did graduate work for six years at Freiburg University, Germany in classical and modern languages. He holds a Magister degree from that institution in modern German literature. He has a B.A. from Kenyon College, an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary and a M. Phil from Union Seminary in NYC, where he directed its Summer Language Program and taught the intensive German course to graduate students for nine years.
We will be launching the daily portion videos to the blog shortly, so use the Follow Blog via Email section on the sidebar or at the bottom of the page to follow the Daily Portion of German video blog via email. Signup now to be ready to receive our first round of daily portions!
Our first round of daily portions will be based on Kafka’s Die Verwandlung, so students wishing to get a head start on the reading and follow along with the text when watching the videos can click here to download the Kafka text.