TV Channel


Three ofthe televisions in the video area of the Language Commons receive – on cable channel 151 – the German international channel Deutsche Welle(DW). Daily programme guides in English for the week can be found at http://www.dw-world.de/english/0,3367,4757-184710,00.html (but remember to add 8 hours to get the Hong Kong time when each programme is shown).

Starting at the odd hours (9, 11am, 1, 3, 5 and 7pm) are the news/documentary hours in GERMAN. Alternate hours carry news reports followed by documentaries in ENGLISH, usually repeating the English version of the documentary AFTER the German one, so the bestway to watch is to focus on the first 30 minutes of news in English, then wait till the following hour to watch the (usually) same news in German.

To get the most out of your TV viewing, make sure that you choose a day when you have some knowledge about or strong interest in the latest international news stories.”