Pinterest is wonderful for finding resources which can help you learn German. If you already know how it works, ignore this first part of the blog post and scroll down to the list of people worth following. But if you don’t know what it is, let me explain:
Pinterest is like an online pin board. You find interesting pictures and pin them on your personal board. After a while you have so many pins that you create more and more boards … and it’s very addictive 🙂
If you like cutting out interesting articles and pinning them on a pinboard, then you like Pinterest.
So, how can it help with your German?
This is what my pinterest board looks like (well most of it, I couldn’t fit them all on).
As you can see, I have several German boards: apart from my own blog posts I have German grammar, German info, German sayings, German films, German resources, German idioms, German recipes and German songs. I also pin other things which interest me, like recipes, crochet, art, keeping chickens and more. Every time I find an interesting article or picture, I pin it onto one of my boards.
Once you’re on Pinterest you can search for any key words, like German, or you follow people or just certain boards. You may like to follow all my boards or just the German ones. The choice is yours. You can even make secrets boards, so that nobody knows what you’re pinning.
‘Pinners’ worth following:
If you’d like to have a go at finding pins with interesting German, check out the following people who all have several German boards.
- Karen Whitehead
- Learn German Coach
- German Teacher
- Caroline Taylor
- Holger Haase
- Der Deutschraum
- International School Uwekind
- Deutsch Drang
- and, of course, Angelika’s German Tuition & Translation 😉
Let me know if you find any other boards worth following.
Happy Pinning … but don’t forget to come back and read my posts … Pinterest may make you spend lots of time there 🙂