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Although this post is called “5 tips to help you become a more effective German learner” it does cover any language. Motivation Before you start learning German, you want to have a good reason for learning. If you’re reading this post, you most likely have a very good reason for learning German. You might want to live and work in Germany or go visit it for a holiday. You might [...]

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Despite the fact that so many people have smartphones and only ask Google for directions, I think it’s still nice to talk to real people (and not everybody has got a smartphone), so lets look at how to ask for places. This is a sample lesson from my Udemy course “German for beginners – for business or holidays – and more!” a 30+ day challenge for learning basic German in time [...]

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As there is talk about a new James Bond film, I thought you might like to test your German with James Bond films ☺ Firstly, do you know what’s 007 in German? “double 0 seven” in German is “null null sieben” Secondly, let’s look at some German film titles. No, not easy ones like Octopussy, as that’s the same as in English. Can you work out what these 17 films [...]

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Thanks to Action for Happiness  we were able to learn some German and spread a little happiness during January ,some friendliness in February   some mindfulness in March and have an active April. Today I’ll bring you the calendar for a meaningful May. As before you can, if you wish, also print out a PDF version. And if you want or [...]

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When you want to teach yourself German and start looking for resources, you can find lots of things for reading, writing and listening. What you don’t find so much are resources for speaking. There is a good reason for that a you should practise your German speaking with another person, either with somebody, who is also learning German or with a native speaker. But what can you do if, for [...]

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I’ve once been asked to write a blog post about learning German (or any other language) and how it can help with chronic illness. I’ve shied away from it as it goes too much into medical advice and I’m not qualified for that. But I do know of students who told me how much concentrating during a lesson helped them to forget other problems. But it was never enough for a [...]

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Thanks to Action for Happiness  we were able to learn some German and spread a little happiness during January ,some friendliness in February  and some mindfulness in March. Today I’ll bring you the calendar for an active April. As before you can, if you wish,  also print out a PDF version. And if you want or need to, you can see it here 

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You may recall my blog post a few years ago Improve your German listening skills with lyrics training, a site which lets you practise your listening skills in carious languages, including German. Last week somebody posted a link on Facebook to a different site with the result that I spent quite some time playing ☺ The site is called “Sing Deutsch” and they invite you [...]

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Did you know that the German word for part is Teil? There are other words, but in this post we’re looking at Teil. And did you know that Teil can be masculine or neuter? So far so good, lets carry on, did you know that der Teil and also das Teil mean the part? Okay, that’s where the fun begins, because der Teil is something different to das Teil, despite [...]

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German actor Joachim Fuchsberger was born on the 11th March 1927 in Stuttgart and died on the 11th September 2014 in Grünwald, Bavaria.   Joachim, also known as ‘Blacky’, Fuchsberger was a successful actor and TV host. He played many good characters in Edgar Wallace films. I found a few interesting videos on YouTube, some I will share here (but please [...]

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