German reading: Der Frühling

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Learn new vocabulary by reading :) This is a short text for beginners about spring. Vocabulary inlcuded. Enjoy ♥ Der Frühling Wenn der Frühling kommt, dann wird es wärmer. Der Winter ist vorbei, der Schnee schmilzt, die Vögel zwitschern und die ersten Blumen blühen. Die Frühlingsmonate sind März, April und Mai. Typische Frühlingsblumen sind Maiglöckchen, Narzissen, Tulpen und Krokusse. Im … Read More

Teaching with pictures

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Hi teachers! Here are some quick tips on how to use pictures in your classroom. I use it in online teaching and for teaching German, but it can be easily adapted to other languages and classroom settings. 1. Bilder des Tages/ Pictures of the day Use some pictures from the News and let students describe what they see. This works … Read More

14 German Idioms & words for Valentine’s Day

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14 German Idioms & words for Valentine’s day. 1. Er ist verrückt nach ihr: He’s crazy about her. 2. Total verknallt sein: to be madly in love 3. Jemandem schöne Augen machen: to make mooneyes on somebody 4. Auf Wolke 7 schweben: to be on cloud nine 5. Schmetterlinge im Bauch haben: to have butterflies in one’s stomach 6. Liebe … Read More

New website for reading German: Subjekte

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Great for learners AND  teachers: Subjekte is a new website for German learners who want to practise reading German while also learning interesting facts about Germany (politics, culture and much more). The best thing: the language used is “only as complicated as necessary”. Definitely worth a look & a read: → Happy reading ♥

German conversation: Der Schnee (Dialog)

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Level: Lower Intermediate A new part of the dialogue series is finally here! A short but typically conversation about snow, with vocabulary. Enjoy ♥ Dialog: Der Schnee A: „Ach guck mal! Es hat geschneit. Alles weiß draußen! B: “Darauf hätte ich dieses Jahr auch verzichten können.” A: „Warum magst du denn keinen Schnee?“ B: „Schnee ist kalt und beim Fahrradfahren … Read More

The German Alphabet

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So, where to start when learning German? A good idea is to get familiar with the  Alphabet first, so today I’m sharing some helpful links for you to learn it online. You can start right away: Top 5 links on the Web for learning the German Alphabet   1.Listen and repeat on this website (just click on the letter you … Read More

5 tips for successful language learning

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Happy 2015 my dear readers! It’s already been 9 days, and so much happening in the world. How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? If you set yourself the goal this year to learn German (or any other language), then here are 5 tips that might help you to start the year off right. 5 tips for successful … Read More

10 inspirational German quotes about life

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What do Germans have to say about this thing called “life”? I want to share some German quotes of  famous german-speaking  people with you, enjoy reading and learning some new words at the same time :) 1. Das Schönste, was wir erleben können, ist das Geheimnisvolle. The most beautiful thing we can experience is mystery. (Albert Einstein) 2. Ist das … Read More