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Posts related to learning German including resources and learning techniques

Learning From Music Videos: German Versions of Disney Songs 2

Since I was recently in Disneyland Paris, saw Confessions of a Retired Disney Princess yesterday, and had been in a mood to listen to Disney songs the last couple of days, I thought I’d share five more German versions of Disney songs. I find them to be a fun way to Read more →

Learning From Music Videos: English Songs with German Translations of the Lyrics

While looking for songs “auf Deutsch” (in German) on YouTube, I found a lot of songs that weren’t in German but had a German translation of the lyrics either as subtitles or a slideshow. Although I prefer to listen to songs in German and, if anything, read the subtitles in Read more →

Learn German Using Real-World Videos With FluentU (Win Free Beta Access for a Limited Time)

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I love using German movies and music videos in my German studies, so when I was invited to beta test a new language learning program that utilizes real-world videos, I was excited to try it out. Now, I’m thrilled to get to share it with you! FluentU, which started off Read more →

Useful German Words for Computer Use

If you find yourself on a German website or even a computer with German settings, knowing some computer-related vocabulary might help you avoid needing to immediately translate the webpage or find a new computer. You may be surprised that you already know quite a few words for using a computer Read more →

Learning From Music Videos: German Songs, English Subtitles

It’s been awhile since I’ve talked about learning German. One method I find fun is to listen to German music with English subtitles. (I also listen to music in German and write translations for myself, and I’ll start sharing those with you at some point). Here are a few of Read more →

Learning From Music Videos: German Versions of Disney Songs

Last time I showed you some German versions of English songs ending with Phil Collins’ German version of “You’ll Be In My Heart” from Tarzan. Today I wanted to show you some more German versions of songs from Disney movies. As before, just a reminder these versions are not exact Read more →

Learning from Music Videos: English Songs in German

Last time I shared German songs, they were songs by Die Toten Hosen with English translations in the subtitles. Today I thought I would share some englische lieder auf Deutsch (English songs in German). If you care to look up some songs yourself, you may have better luck using “auf Read more →

Learning From Music Videos: German Songs With English Subtitles (Die Toten Hosen)

One way I like to learn German is by listening to German music with English subtitles. Die Toten Hosen were one of the first German bands I listened to and are still the ones I listen to most often, so I’ll show you some of their songs first. (Their name Read more →

What is my Proficiency Level with the German Language?

In late May, I found the BBC’s page for the German language. In addition to some lessons, key phrases, and other tools, there is an assessment called Test Your German, which I decided to take. It is designed to test your German proficiency level. First, the test asks whether you Read more →

German Demystified Didn’t Entirely Demystify German For Me, But It Did Help

In early February, I checked a book out of the library called German Demystified: A Self-Teaching Guide. While I wouldn’t say it entirely demystified German for me, it was helpful review in the beginning and helpful learning toward the middle. Since I checked the book out of the library, I used Read more →

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