Topic: Language Learning (143 articles)

German

Not Rammstein: German Music Artists Beyond The Teutonic Shtick

When we think of Brazilian music we think of samba, bossa nova, a cool breeze on the beach and the Girl from Ipanema. But what do you think of when you think German music? Do you think of laid-back melodies…

October 13, 2019, by

German

7 Tools To Help You Write In German

There are many ways to learn German, and they all have their pros and cons. Obviously, I’m a huge fan of learning German with stories. I believe it’s one of the most fun methods of acquiring new vocabulary and making…

October 1, 2019, by

Guest Posts

The Pareto Law Applied To Language Learning

Most people have heard of the 80/20 rule. This law was coined by mathematician Vilfredo Pareto. The concept is simple: in anything you do, 20% of your efforts will yield 80% of the results. What is this 20% in language…

September 20, 2019, by

German

NEW: Karneval in Köln Workbook (PDF)

Good news, everyone! Jeff Richards and I completed another workbook for the Dino lernt Deutsch series. This time we’re bringing you another 60+ pages packed with exercises, writing prompts, crossword puzzles and other activities for Karneval in Köln. As with the…

September 3, 2019, by

Guest Posts

5 Books ESL Learners Ignore at Their Own Peril

If you want to improve your English, the books on this list will contribute to your growth as an ESL learner. The best part? The books are actually interesting and you’ll improve your knowledge of English literature in the process….

July 5, 2019, by

German

NEW: Digital in Dresden Audiobook

UPDATE:  This title is now also on Audible. The latest audiobook in the Dino lernt Deutsch series (episode 9) is finally here! After wrangling with soundwaves for a few weeks the audiobook is now complete and slowly rolling out to…

May 15, 2019, by

German

German Spelling Made Easy With Duden Spellchecker & Grammar Checker

Did you know that 100 years ago German spelling was a highly fragmented endeavor? People just spelled how they felt like, and with all the different dialects and varieties that resulted in wildly different outcomes, which made for a lot of misunderstandings. All of…

March 23, 2019, by

Guest Posts

Why We Learn, Write and Speak Hebrew Today

“I believe German will be our principal language.” What would you think if heard these words from a Jew today? It was 123 years ago when Theodor Herzl, the father of Zionism, considered it impossible for Jews to revive the…

March 22, 2019, by

German

NEW: Dino lernt Deutsch Episode 10: Schlamassel in Stuttgart

In case you missed it on the newsletter, there’s a brand new Dino lernt Deutsch episode! That’s right, episode 10 is out now and this time Dino is going to Stuttgart, Germany’s 6th largest city, capital of Baden-Württemberg and home…

March 17, 2019, by

Guest Posts

6 Common Greek Idiomatic Phrases Or Expressions

Daily, Greeks use idiomatic phrases or expressions and you may be surprised when you hear them for the first time. If you literally translate them they do not make much sense! Weird, right? Now, you are thinking… if they don’t…

February 28, 2019, by

Hacks & Tutorials

How To Create ANKI Flashcards From Your Kindle Vocabulary Builder

The Vocabulary Builder on Kindle Paperwhite (and Oasis, Voyager) is a powerful feature for language learners if used right. It collects all the words that you look up, including their definition and context. You can then use a rudimentary flashcard system…

January 13, 2019, by

German

Some German Traditions That Seem Weird to Foreigners

One thing about moving to or visiting a new country is that often the culture and customs are different. This means that when communicating with say, a person from Germany, responses and reactions may not be quite what you might…

December 30, 2018, by