The seasons of language learning

Learning a language is like going through the four seasons. Spring As a beginner you are excited about ...

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7 techniques to remember anything, including your German!

This is another infographic from elearning infographics which, I have to admit, I’m posting mainly for myself (so ...

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Als oder wie? This question looks smaller than it is!

Many of my my German students get those little words ‘als’ and ‘wie’ mixed up. This post is ...

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Improve your German in May 2021

Welcome to another month of the German Action for Happiness Calendars. As before, you can if you wish ...

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Wohnen, leben oder bleiben? I just want to stay!

When you look up the verb ‘to stay’ in a dictionary, you get lots of translations, including wohnen, ...

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An A to Z of German towns

From March 2020 to March 2021 Steven and I had (almost) fortnightly episodes of ‘Ask Angelika’ with an ...

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Erschrecken, aufschrecken, abschrecken – should these verbs scare me?

If you check your dictionary for the German noun Schrecken, you’ll see that ‘der Schrecken’ means dread, horror, ...

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Improve your German in April 2021

Welcome to another month of the German Action for Happiness Calendars. As before, you can if you wish ...

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Childhood memories: das Sandmännchen

When I was 4 years old my parents bought their first TV set, black and white with 2 ...

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What is the difference between completing a puzzle and learning German?

There are actually a lot of similarities between completing a puzzle and learning German. As a toddler you ...

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