Auf zur Fotopirsch, Der Stausee

Hi everyone!

Two days ago, I had a chance to read and listen to Irene’s “Auf zur Fotopirsch, Der Stausee” lessons. It’s a two-part lesson.

I just want to say some things about it.

I haven’t yet come across any lessons that use photos to guide the reader/learner along, and I was pleasantly surprised by Irene’s use of photographs. Given our abilities in the target language, we learners often have a difficult time trying to really envision what the article is talking about. Yes, we may look up the words we don’t and such, but the words may not fully represent what is being meant, or may not adequately deliver the image in the creator’s mind to the learner. Some of the meaning I think is lost in translation, despite the learners’ efforts to understand and “see” everything.

Like I said, I don’t know if any other content creator has done this, but I praise Irene for providing pictures online that accompany the lesson text. Although I did LingQ just about every other word in the article, the pictures placed the words in context, and seeing what she explained helped a LOT.

So I’d recommend anyone who is creating content to provide some sort of pictures or photographs. Of course it isn’t absolutely necessary, but these visuals really do help one learn.

German learners, do check it out!

This is the first feedback on my test to work with pictures - I am really happy!

I began with this work because I am a student who works best when I can see - a written word oder a picture. Therefore I like to write as training too.

In my collection “Auf zur Fotopirsch” I bring not only picture after picture, I try to speak and to show more what you can see.
I will do this in the next time more - I have many ideas in this way but it is more work then only writing. That means, this collection will be increase :slight_smile:

Thanks Ian for your feedback!