André Klein

  • German

    Berlin Quiz Time: Test Your Knowledge About The German Capital

    With its 3.5 million citizens, Berlin is the largest city in Germany. It’s nine times bigger than Paris, has more bridges than Venice and is famous for its exuberant night-life and event culture. How well do you know the German…

    February 18, 2016, by

    Language Learning

    You’re The Alien! How Learning A New Language Gives You A Radically Different Perspective on Life (If You Let It…)

    When I lived in Bangkok for four years, I often found myself stuck in the sprawling megacity’s notoriously bad traffic, staring out at the bustling sidewalks, and there was a certain recurring sign that never failed to catch my attention….

    December 1, 2015, by


    10 Strange German Laws (Fact vs. Fiction)

    Germany is well-known for being a country with a million different laws, rules and regulations about everything from signing forms to building houses. There are many blogs and news-outlets online that talk about any number of “crazy German laws”, some of…

    October 22, 2015, by


    How To Use A German-English Dictionary with Kindle Cloud Reader

    As a language instructor and author of language learning textbooks, I’ve always found the Kindle’s built-in dictionary a great tool to make reading foreign language texts more fluid and frictionless. Whether it’s on your Kindle ereader, on your iPhone or…

    September 27, 2015, by


    How Well Do You Know German Culture? Test Your Knowledge With This Quiz!

    Hello, German learners and Germanophiles! Do you have what it takes to nail all the answers to our little German culture quiz? Here are 10 questions from the world of German food, drinks and the esoteric arts of “Mülltrennung” (recycling)….

    September 2, 2015, by


    A FREE Fantasy Adventure For German Learners In Your Web-Browser

    If you’ve been following our Twitter or Facebook updates, perhaps you’ve heard that the third and final part of the Aschkalon fantasy adventure for German learners is now finally available as paperback edition. Now that all three parts are available as electronic…

    July 29, 2015, by


    12 German Cartoon Series For German Learners (Not just for Kids!)

    One of the best ways to learn a language, after having acquired some basics, is to immerse oneself in authentic materials, such as short stories, comics, movies or cartoons. While many cartoons on German television are dubbed versions of American…

    July 6, 2015, by


    8 German Graphic Novels To Boost Your German Learning

    We’ve already talked about using German comics to make learning the language more fun and accessible. Today, I’d like to share a few German graphic novels with you. And in case you’re wondering what the difference is: graphic novels are generally…

    May 31, 2015, by

    Language Learning

    Bored? Uninspired? Learn A New Language And Be Happy All The Time

    Everyone who has ever seriously tried to learn a new language knows that it is hard work. Perhaps the best proof for this simple fact is the onslaught of shady offers with promises like: “The Secret Method Nobody Wants You To Know!…

    May 22, 2015, by


    An Epic Fantasy Adventure For German Learners (PDF, EPUB, MOBI)

    If you’re subscribed to our German ebooks newsletter, you might have heard about it already: our epic interactive fantasy trilogy for German learners is finally complete! To celebrate the completion of this trilogy which was two years in the making, the…

    May 18, 2015, by


    5 Ways To Learn German With Spotify

    Spotify is a well-known music subscription service, popular for its huge catalog and user-curated playlists. But did you know that it can also be a great tool for learning German? Even with a free account (advertising-based) you can use the following…

    April 23, 2015, by

    Learn German With Text

    Compact Discs From The Cloud: A Story Of Lasers and Ink

    Once Upon a Time … It’s now almost 20 years ago since my friend Nico (aka Thunder) and I released our first music album of painstakingly programmed beats and harmonies. It was a time when computers were still bulky beige boxes and the…

    March 11, 2015, by