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Hacks & Tutorials

Best Ebook Reader Apps With Word Translation For iPad and iPhone (iOS)

As an author of German language learning stories I always recommend to turn on instant translation features on tablets or ebook readers so that students can learn new words without leaving the text. Simply tap/click a word and read on! What sounds like such a simple feature, can often be curiously hard to find on even…

German

Top 10 German Movies For Learners

Learning German with stories is an effective and fun way to practice and enjoy yourself at the same time. I’ve already written about a selection of German short stories. Today, I’d like to present a number of my top 10 favorite German movies for learners (in no particular order). Where available, I’ve added vocabulary and…

Hacks & Tutorials

Create Your Own Flashcards For Kindle

Flashcards are a time-tested tool of memorizing almost anything, from new vocabulary and technical terms to copious amounts of trivia facts. And nowadays we don’t even need to waste paper for creating them. There are many apps that allow you to create your own flashcards. If you own the new Kindle Paperwhite, there’s even an…

Guest Posts

The Pleasure of Reading in a Foreign Language

Apart from English fluency practice, the area most students want to concentrate on when they are with me on an intensive course is improving and expanding their English vocabulary. The activities we normally do together vary from collocations, idiomatic expressions, word formation, phrasal verbs, and identifying vocabulary in reading texts. Most students diligently record this…

Language Learning

Learn a Language With Music: Boost Your Memory & Connect The Dots

Have you ever tried to learn a language by listening to music? Here are some tips and tricks how to get the most out of learning a language with music. Why Learn a Language With Music? Music influences us in many different ways scientists are still struggling to understand. Music can lower stress, make us…

Hacks & Tutorials

How To Quickly Change Dictionaries on The New Kindle Paperwhite

UPDATE: Aparrently, the latest Paperwhite firmware (after 5.3.9) doesn’t offer this function anymore. UPDATE: I have a Kindle Paperwhite 2 here, running firware 5.6.1.0.2 and it seems the feature is back! Find out how you can use the new Kindle Paperwhite to quickly change between custom dictionaries. I’ve already talked a lot about Kindles and dictionaries on…

German

How to Learn German With Stories

  German seems to be very popular, these days. Whether it’s the obnoxious “How German sounds compared to other languages” meme (it should actually be called: How German sounds when you are shouting) or the raving popularity of the Nein Quarterly, German seems to be in vogue. And yet, as Adam Fletcher pointed out: “Every…