German

New: Café in Berlin German Workbook by Jeff Richards (Free PDF)

Café in Berlin is the book that started the Dino lernt Deutsch series, and it remains one of my most popular German story books to date. It has been an Amazon bestseller for many consecutive months, topping the charts in…

June 25, 2018, by

German

Global German: Sioux Falls, South Dakota

One of the fun aspects of being an indie-publisher is seeing how a book travels around the world, not just in terms of regional clicks and sales, but hearing from actual people. In the last couple of years I’ve dedicated…

June 20, 2018, by

German

How To Learn German in Germany When Everyone’s Speaking English To You

So you’ve downloaded a couple of German apps, read some books, picked up a few phrases, and then you finally get on that flight to Berlin or Munich, eager to put all of your efforts to use. You’re going to…

June 15, 2018, by

German

How To Blast Off With Easy German Reading Practice

There are many moving parts in the German language: grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, etc. These are all things that native speakers tend to be unaware of. We don’t “calculate” declensions, rummage through our mental dictionaries or twist our tongue into unseemly…

June 8, 2018, by

German

25+ Easy German Short Stories To Boost Your Reading Skills

Learning German with stories is one of the most effective ways to increase your vocabulary and rapidly make sense of grammar in action. Don’t believe me? There’s actually some interesting brain research on how languages affect our cerebral pathways. But…

June 6, 2018, by

Interviews

Jessica: “The internet allows me to work from anywhere in the world”

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…

June 6, 2018, by

German

25 Facts About The Berlin Wall You Didn’t Know Yet

not too long ago, there were two Germanies: East and West, separated by the impenetrable (Berlin) Wall and its death strip. It separated neighbors on the same street, split up families, inspired courageous escape attempts and created tragedy after tragedy….

June 3, 2018, by

Guest Posts

6 Things You Think Are Helping You Learn English… But Are Actually A Waste Of Time

Have you been struggling to learn English for a while and don’t know why you can’t take the next step? A lot of articles talk about things you should add to your learning plan, but you only have so much…

April 4, 2018, by

German

Dino Does Dresden! A Learn German With Stories New-Release (Ebook & Paperback)

I know many of you have been waiting for this, so first things first: the 9th book in the Dino lernt Deutsch series is out now and you can get it on Kindle, as a Paperback or directly from our website. The Story Behind…

March 13, 2018, by

Interviews

Laura: “Technology facilitates access, but it can not replace the teacher”

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…

February 28, 2018, by

German

10 Quiz Questions About German Cities

Do you know your German cities? Take this short and fun quiz to check your knowledge about some of the most famous German cities. Ready? Let’s get quizzical! 1. The biggest sea port in Germany is in … Kiel Bremen…

February 26, 2018, by

Interviews

Elena: “I am a big fan of using games with my lessons.”

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…

January 24, 2018, by