German Teaching

Help, I don’t know when to use der Teil or das Teil!

Did you know that the German word for part is Teil? There are other words, but in this ...

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Practise your German grammar with the Digitale Schule Bayern

EDIT SEPTEMBER 2020: The Digitale Schule Bayern has closed. It’s not very clear whether this is permanent or ...

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How to be vague in German

At some stage in your German learning, you will come across words with the prefix ‘irgend’ – actually, ...

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Weg or weg, that is the question!

How can a short German three letter word be complicated? When it has two different pronunciations! The three ...

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Honour thy German Teacher!

  Today is World Teacher Day! It’s been celebrated every 5th October since 1994. “According to UNESCO, World ...

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Great tips from the Creative Language Learning Podcast

  Last month I have been interviewed by fellow native German speaker and teacher Kerstin Hammes at Fluent ...

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Care for some smarter German?

Regular readers know that I’m always on the lookout for free resources to enable you to speak smarter German ...

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Spiellieder – a website with German children’s songs

  I have written about Detlef Cordes’ songs before (here and here) but as he’s updated his website, ...

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Did you go to the Language Show?

  As every year for the last seven or so years I went to the Language Show in ...

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Improve your German with videos from Yabla

The lovely people of Yabla invited me to try out their site which I am very happily doing ...

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