Topic: Language Learning (108 articles)

German

Free Anki/Quizlet Flashcards For The “Dino lernt Deutsch” German Learning Series

Flashcards can be a great way to learn vocabulary, especially when you study regularly. Most of us carry smartphones around all day so it’s easy to dedicate a few minutes while waiting for the bus, riding in a cab, standing…

August 6, 2017, by

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Five Easy To Follow Steps That Will Improve Your English While Reading

Any article written in English could be transformed into a great learning tool. All you have to do is to follow some simple steps while you are reading it. 1. Anticipate the Content Before you proceed to the reading of…

July 25, 2017, by

German

82 Essential German Travel Phrases And Words For Daily Survival

Planning a visit to Germany or Austria? Already there perhaps? Most people you’re going to meet in Germany will be able to communicate in English to some extent, but what if you’d like to try your hand at expressing yourself…

July 20, 2017, by

German

7 Free German Audiobooks for Beginners To Boost Your Listening Skills

Listening to audiobooks can be a great way to immerse yourself in the language. Even if you don’t understand each and every single word, it’ll help you familiarize yourself with the sounds and rhythms of the German language. But there’s…

July 2, 2017, by

German

5 Best German-English Dictionaries Online, Offline, Apps & Add-Ons

Whenever people ask me which online German-English dictionary is the best, whether to use an app, a browser extension, an offline lookup tool or just go full retro and lug around a paper dictionary, I always answer: “Whatever works for…

June 8, 2017, by

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Is It Better To Work With Your Own Students, Work For A School Or Build A Profile On A Tutor Site?

When I started my business, I thought I’d be working for language schools. I did work for one briefly, but once I started learning about the world of online teaching, it’s not the road I decided to take. Now, five…

March 30, 2017, by

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The 3 Most Effective Ways To Keep Your Learners Engaged

In the world of self-paced online courses, drop off rates amongst learners is very high. A majority gets distracted midway and never really completes the course. Furthermore, as Jennet mentions in her blog, course creators don’t always provide their learners…

March 29, 2017, by

German

12 Hilarious German City Names Translated Literally & Their Real Origins

Almost everyone knows Germany’s capital and major cities. But did you know that we have tons of little towns and villages with the most absurdly hilarious names such as Hundeluft (“dog air”), Darmstadt (“intestine city”) and Schweinfurt (“swine ford”). In…

March 14, 2017, by

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How To Quickly Build And Remember Vocabulary

“How can I remember new words?” “How can I memorise new vocabulary and make sure that I don’t forget everything a day later?” As an English language teacher, I hear questions like these from learners all the time, and as…

March 3, 2017, by

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5 Secrets From The Shallow End To Improve Your Listening

Do you like swimming? I do. I love being in the water. I’m a keen swimmer so I’m happy in the deep end, immersed in the water. I can move through it easily. When I got my swimming certificates as…

February 24, 2017, by

German

The Funny German Animal Names Quiz

The German language is (in)famously known for being very productive when it comes to inventing new words by simply stringing two or more existing ones together. For example, in German a vacuum cleaner is simply called “dust sucker” (Staubsauger), a…

February 6, 2017, by

German

5 Free German Textbooks For Beginners

Like most textbooks, German textbooks can be quite pricey. Especially for students with a low-budget or those just looking for a good way to get started without breaking the bank, free online textbooks can be a good alternative. But where to…

January 30, 2017, by