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Old 30.10.2020, 10:22
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Re: Swiss German in School

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Do the set reading before the lecture, prepare what you need clarifying
Good advice. Check whether there is a syllabus or lecture plan or a list of the modules, etc.. Before each one starts (or at the end of every lecture), ask the lecturer what will be covered in the next lecture or block or series. If this is in prescribed text-books or links, great. If not, do your own research on those topics. If you've worked through the material in advance, your oral comprehension of the lecture, whether delilvered in Hochdeutsch/Schriftdeutch or in Swiss German, is likely to be increased.

Looking at the material beforehand will enable you to identify the key vocabulary, and to work towards mastering it, including practicing reading it out loud. Make a vocabulary list. Then try to find someone (outside of school) who would kindly read through your new vocabulary list for you, in Swiss German, (even someone from another field, altogether, a neighbour or a friend, just as long as they are of Swiss German mother-tongue) then your ear will become more attuned to the sounds.

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befriend the most nerdy kid in the class and ask to clarify with them
This, too, is very good advice. If you cannot find someone outside of school, those quiet, studious students might be willing to read your vocabulary list out loud, in Swiss German, possibly even for you to record.
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