Category: Language Learning

Language Learning

Using ANKI Flashcards for Language Learning

Are you learning a new language and looking for ways to improve your vocabulary and retention? Look no further than ANKI flashcards. ANKI is a powerful and versatile tool that can help language learners of all levels to improve their skills and retain what they have learned. In this blog post, we will discuss some…


5 Ways To Use ChatGPT to Learn German

AI chatbots can be an amazing tool for language learning, especially if you’re studying on your own. There are several potential benefits to using AI chatbots for language learning, such as providing personalized and customized instruction, allowing learners to practice their language skills in a interactive and engaging way, and offering instant feedback and correction….


How Long Does It Take To Learn German?

Learning a new language, like German, is a challenging but rewarding endeavor. It is difficult to determine exactly how long it will take to learn German as it depends on various factors, such as your current language abilities, how much time you are able to dedicate to study, and how you choose to study. Some…


5 Tips for Learning German

Learning a new language can be a challenging but rewarding experience. If you’re considering learning German, you’re in for a treat. German is a fascinating and useful language with a rich history and culture. Here are five tips to help you get started on your language learning journey. 1. Start with the basics Before diving…


New Release: Dino lernt Deutsch Collector’s Edition (Books 9-12)

After the release of my latest book Sturm auf Sylt I’ve received many emails asking about the next Dino lernt Deutsch Collector’s Edition (9-12), and I’m happy to report that after more than a month of (re)formatting, pixel-herding and code-wrangling, it’s finally ready! As always you can get it as a Kindle edition, Paperback, or (for the first time) directly from…


How To Learn German Grammar By Yourself

Recently I received an interesting question by Ollie Lovell from Breakthru Languages about how to learn German grammar on your own. Since this is a probably a question many of you have, I wanted to talk a bit about this issue today. If you’re already participating in a structured course or working with a tutor, you’ll naturally be exposed…


9 Fun Facts About The German Alphabet

Have you ever wondered what the differences are between the German and the English alphabet, why some German words seem to go on forever and what these strange dots over the vowels mean? Here are nine quirky factoids: 1. The German Alphabet has 4 extra letters The German alphabet uses the same 26 letters like…


4 Ways To Practice Speaking German Online (For Free)

Whenever I talk to German learners I never miss out on the opportunity to ask about the biggest challenges when learning German, and dreimal darfst du raten* what are the most commons answers: Articles (der/die/das) Declension (Akkusativ/Genitiv/Dativ, etc.) Other grammar stuff (Passiv/Aktiv, Konjunktiv, etc.) So, yeah. That’s not too surprising. German grammar is tricky. (Here…


9 Ways To Immerse Yourself in German at Home

Travelling to a country where your target language is spoken is a great way to practice and to immerse yourself in the language. However when it’s not possible to travel to Germany, there are plenty of ways to bring the German language to your home. Immersing yourself in the language is a fantastic way to…


Advance Your German With These 11 Award-Winning Screenplays

Why learn German with screenplays? Hannah Arendt (2012) Systemsprenger (2019) – “System Crasher” Sophie Scholl – Die letzten Tage (2005) – “Sophie Scholl – The Final Days” Kirschblüten – Hanami (2008) – “Cherry Blossoms” Almanya – Willkommen in Deutschland -“Almanya: Welcome to Germany” Weissensee (2010-2018) Further Resources Reading German novels and short stories is a…


Read Free Stage Plays & Sketches To Improve Your German Conversation Skills

After having released my first book of easy German dialogues last year, I’ve been thinking a lot about the immediacy of the spoken word, and how this more direct way of storytelling can be helpful for language learners. There’s something about the back-and-forth of two (or more) people speaking that just pulls you right into the natural…