Three German words that can make strange translations

As German learners start to learn more and more vocabulary, they learn that ‘questions’ are ‘Fragen’ and the verb ‘to ask’ is ‘fragen’. So when they want to say ‘asking questions’ they say ‘Fragen fragen’. That’s not how we say it in German (although if you said it, people would understand you). Asking questions in … Read more

How to use the European Language Portfolio to improve your language skills

When I taught at secondary school, the students were working towards GCSE level and since self employment I have worked with many students who were preparing for their GCSE or A-Level exams. While teaching at evening classes at college we used ‘Language Ladder Stages’ and if you didn’t go to school in England, you probably … Read more

7 time management tips for online German learners

This page contains affiliate links to Amazon. It means I’ll get a few pence if you buy anything – at no extra cost to you. This is another one of those infographics I get via eLearning Infographics. It is aimed at full-time students in general, but is just as valuable for those who learn German … Read more

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 I can find it easily again). But that isn’t the only reason. In schools I have seen teachers use chunking for language learning. So, have a look and see if any of these tips are any good … Read more

The many benefits of lifelong learning

Although today’s blog post is very general and is about anything you can learn, please remember that a lifelong German learning is, of course, extremely worthwhile. And all the benefits mentioned also apply to learning German. From the time we’re children, we’re pushed to learn things. By adulthood, most people are somewhat relieved when the … Read more

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