Topic: Language Learning (127 articles)

German

Why Creative Berlin Is An Inspiration To Artists: From 1970s To NOW!

Germany has a long and exceptional artistic history – from Goethe to the Bauhaus movement and far beyond – it’s inspired both Germans and countless artists around the world. Berlin is one of Germany’s most inspirational cities for artists, and…

August 31, 2018, by

German

How Easy is the German Language to Learn?

If you are an English speaker to learn German in fact is not that difficult. Translating German into other languages isn’t that difficult either as long as the translator has the fluency and knowledge of the source and target languages…

August 17, 2018, by

German

6 Famous German Beer Styles & Brands You Have To Taste For Yourself

German beer is inarguably one of the most famous staples of German culture, way up there with Sauerkraut, cakes, automotive engineering and wearing socks and sandals. (Sorry for that.) But have you ever asked yourself how many German beers there…

July 30, 2018, by

Guest Posts

IT Skills Each Online English Teacher Should Have a Firm Grasp On

Technology has slowly crept its way into almost every classroom, compelling teachers to gain IT skills and enhance their way of teaching, effectively engaging and empowering their students. More and more educational technology tools are being developed, helping teachers provide…

July 27, 2018, by

Guest Posts

15 Everyday German Words You Won’t Learn From A Textbook

Every language is a fascinating tapestry of words that don’t always have a direct translation to English. Learning a language through a textbook often means you miss out on these words, leaving you with a correct if uninspiring vocabulary. German,…

July 24, 2018, by

German

These 5 German Cakes Will Make Your Mouth Water

One of the most rewarding aspects of learning a new language is getting to know a whole new culture and cuisine! We have a saying in German: “Liebe geht durch den Magen.” – “The way to a (wo)man’s heart is…

July 20, 2018, by

German

Global German: Meet Monte Joffee from New York City

After talking to the German learning group from Sioux Falls, I’m happy to share with you another interview today. Meet Monte! In the late 60s he took some introductory courses in college, fell in love with the language, but through the…

July 11, 2018, by

German

11 Yiddish Words in German And Their Ancient Hebrew Origins

Did you know that some of the funniest, most expressive words in German aren’t actually German but Yiddish? They’ve become such an integral part of our language that even native speakers aren’t always aware of their origins. Interestingly, while American…

July 9, 2018, by

German

Learn German With Radio Plays: Free Audio Dramas For Listening & Learning

Listening to a gripping story as an audio book can be a great way to immerse yourself in narrative German, pick up on on speech patterns, prosody and pronunciation. But you know what’s even more immersive? Radio plays! The difference…

June 29, 2018, by

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