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The Big Pond US-German Listening Series #33: Texas German – Auf Wiedersehen to a Dialect

In cooperation with American and German radio producers and broadcasters the Goethe-Institut USA produces roughly 50 radio features for a program titled The Big Pond. A US-German Listening Series. Features are being broadcasted nation-wide on a weekly basis. All are available for free download in podcast format.
In this episode: America is a country of immigrants. Most people know that Spanish is the most widely spoken language in the US besides English, but there’s more than just Spanish here. In some parts of Texas, German immigrants’ culture and language still live on… But probably not for much longer. The Texas German dialect, a mixture of Texan English and German from the immigrants who settled here in the mid-1800s, is slowly dying out.

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Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Time: 11:00am

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