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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

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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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Never Get Lost In Our German Learning Dungeons Again With These New Maps

Recently, I’ve heard from some readers that they were getting lost in the mazes of Genowrin and Shanima. For those who don’t know these books, they are part of an interactive German learning adventure, where the reader has to choose one’s path through…

August 28, 2014, by

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7 Strange German Superstitions And Slightly Crazy Cultural Beliefs

Every culture has their own strange superstitions. Even in Germany, a country which likes to present itself as a bastion of levelheaded efficiency and rationality, many old German superstitions are still alive and kicking. Did you know for example, that…

August 15, 2014, by

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7 German TV Series To Make You Laugh And Learn The Language In No Time

Tired of struggling with irregular verbs and breaking your head over declension rules? Why not put your textbook aside for a while and watch some German TV series? Even if you don’t understand everything at first, you’ll be surprised how much…

July 31, 2014, by

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Café in Berlin Review for German Learners by Herr Antrim: “Really Easy to Read!”

A few weeks ago we offered language bloggers and YouTubers around the world to choose any book from our library and we’d send it to them, free of charge.  Today, I was pleasantly surprised to see that German teacher Levi Antrim…

May 19, 2014, by

German

Free German Children’s Books For Language Learners Young and Old

Learning German with stories is a great method to practice and expand your vocabulary and grammar. But where to start? Literary German short stories or classic German novels may be intimidating for beginners or simply not everyone’s cup of tea. So…

April 9, 2014, by

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5 German Novels For Beginners and Intermediate German Learners

Learning German with textbooks and worksheets only gets you so far. After a while, you need to start putting the pieces together by speaking to people, watching German movies, reading blogs and newspapers or German short stories. Once you feel comfortable reading…

March 25, 2014, by

German

Help Us Improve Our German Learning Books And “Add Your Mustard”!

One of the great things of being an independent publisher (besides the creative freedom) is the direct contact to readers. Over the past few years I’ve received many emails packed with suggestions, questions, comments and more. And no matter how…

March 13, 2014, by

German

9 Things You Should Know About Cologne’s Carnival

1. In Cologne, Silliness Is Serious Business At the end of February, from Thursday* until Ash Wednesday, the city of Cologne is in an exceptional state. Carnival (in German Karneval) has been celebrated in Cologne since medieval times and is…

February 27, 2014, by

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False Friends: 5 German Words That Don’t Mean What You Think They Do

German and English are both Germanic languages, so they not only share many grammatical features but also have a lot of similar words. For example, when you know English and you hear the German word “Haus” you immediately know what…

January 28, 2014, by

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Top 10 German Movies For Learners

Learning German with stories is an effective and fun way to practice and enjoy yourself at the same time. I’ve already written about a selection of German short stories. Today, I’d like to present a number of my top 10…

January 14, 2014, by