Topic: Language Learning (103 articles)

German

10 Online Games To Boost Your German Learning (Text, Strategy, Adventures)

Playing video games can be a fun way to learn German (or any language, for that matter), but the problem is that most games designed specifically for learners are utterly boring, so learners will often be better off to just play games designed for…

April 15, 2016, by

German

Learn German On Reddit With These 22 German Subreddits

Reddit, aka “the front page of the internet” is one of the biggest social networks and entertainment websites in the world. Reddit is a lot of things, both good and bad, but the way it works is that users submit links, images…

April 8, 2016, by

German

How To Do A German Accent In 4 Simple Steps And Become the Next Supervillain

Do you sometimes wish you didn’t have a foreign accent while speaking German? Perhaps then for once German natives would stop switching to English and finally honor your painstakingly constructed utterances! Well, it takes time to develop a good command of…

March 31, 2016, by

German

How To Use A German Keyboard On Your iPhone, Android, Mac or Windows PC

Have you ever struggled with German spelling? Don’t worry, we all have, even for native Germans the many rules and reforms can quickly turn correct spelling into a guessing game. But as with everything, practice makes perfect, or as we…

March 23, 2016, by

German

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

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

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

Interviews

Kirsty: “It’s important for trainers and course providers to gain credibility by building an online presence”

The following interview is part of an interview series in which we feature education professionals from a variety of different fields in order to highlight individual efforts and creative solutions to education in the 21st century. If you want to participate simply…

September 21, 2015, by

Guest Posts

How to Create Your Own Mission Statement as an Online Teacher

If you are already reading this article or felt a tingle of recognition or awareness upon spotting the blog title, then you already know that teaching is not a job, it’s a mission. You’ll be doing it every day for…

September 17, 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