12 German Cat Idioms & Phrases

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This is a list of 12 common used German idioms or sayings that are all about cats! The literal translations of these German cat idioms into English are sometimes just hilarious. Let us know in the comments below if you have similar sayings in your language or maybe a different idiom for the same meaning!   German // English translation … 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

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: → www.subjekte.net Happy reading ♥

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

Goethe Zertifikat A1 – oral exam – speaking part

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Are you preparing to take the Goethe Zertifikat A1 or Start Deutsch 1 test? Here is a video that shows you the procedure of the oral exam. Could you answer all the questions? :) PS: I have successfully trained many people from all over the world for their German exams with online german language courses. If you need help, feel … Read More

A German Intensive course..online?

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The past week, I taught my first intensive German course online, with a private C1-level student from Switzerland. The student took 12 hours of German lessons in 5 days. We split the 2-3 hours a day between grammar (such delightful topics as Partizipalkonstruktionen, Passivsätze, etc.), speaking and working on his writing. It was great teamwork and the outcomes at the … Read More