Topic: Language Learning (123 articles)

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

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

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