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Category Archives: Learning German

Posts related to learning German including resources and learning techniques

Getting Language Lesson Podcasts from LanguagePod101.com

I’d planned to resume working out of Schaum’s German Grammar on the flight to Germany. Instead, my only German practice on the flight was playing some Berlitz Word Traveler for German. I could have worked on it in temporary housing, but  the closest I got was watching some shows and Read more →

Learning Styles and Learning a Language

Before I started Chapter 2 of Schaum’s German Grammar, I took a free learning styles inventory to determine my learning styles. This was recommended in a post in Laurel’s blog Expat in Germany. While I suspected what my learning styles would be, it was interesting to see the breakdown. Each Read more →

Apple is Masculine, Butter is Feminine, and the American is Confused

I finally started working through Schaum’s German Grammar (Fourth Edition) on October 15th and completed Chapter 1 “The Sounds of German: A Key to German Pronunciation.” I remembered most of the alphabet pronunciation from the German classes I took in high school and recent attempts at refreshing my memory, and Read more →

Es Tut Mir Leid, Mein Deutsch Ist Nicht Sehr Gut (I’m Sorry, My German Is Not Very Good)

As I mentioned in my first post, I took four years of German in high school. Unfortunately, my first three years, Frau S. gave free time to play Euchre or engage in other activities more often than she administered assignments. What she did teach mostly focused on vocabulary lists rather Read more →

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