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Free German Worksheets & Exercises for Beginners and Intermediate Learners

Want to learn German but can’t afford expensive textbooks and courses? Just looking for some German worksheets to download and print for practice? There are many excellent free resources for German learners (and teachers) online, but it’s not always easy to…

March 11, 2016, by

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

German

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

German

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

German

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

German

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

German

3 Quick Ways To Get Into German Dialects

German is a language spoken by over 100 million people in the world, but did you know that Hochdeutsch is only one out of hundreds of dialects? Our country might be small, but its fractured history has led to the…

July 13, 2015, by

German

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

German

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

German

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

German

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

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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