How can I learn German with a busy schedule?

November 15, 2008 by  

I always have lots of schoolwork to do and rarely anytime for leisure, but I want to learn to speak, read, and write German (I plan to move to Germany in a couple of years).

A good book is "German in 10 minutes a day".
It's a good book to learn the basics and it's structured for a busy person.
My friend used this book when he was first learning German. It must have worked for him, because when I visited him in Heidelberg, he was very comfortable with the language.

Eventually, you will need to listen to tapes/Cd's to become familiar with the language. Check your local schools for conversational German classes.

I you know anyone who speaks the language, spend time with them and speak German.

Can you take a German class at your school, for credit toward your degree?

Good luck.

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7 Responses to “How can I learn German with a busy schedule?”

  1. peace on November 15th, 2008 8:00 am

    You could get a German course on tape or CD and listen to it while you are driving, exercising etc….
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  2. just_ine_credible on November 15th, 2008 8:20 am

    Try language tapes, your local Borders or Barnes and Noble will have several language tape courses available. They also come in CD so you can listen on your personal CD player or in your car to your own schedule.
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  3. fluffdaddy on November 15th, 2008 8:44 am

    Just learn Arabic. No use in learning a soon to be dead language. Same goes for French.
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  4. BubbaGump on November 15th, 2008 9:12 am

    You can't unless you can spend several hours a day practicing it with a native speaker over a long period of time. Yes, you can learn tourist German with 30 minutes per day over time, but learning a foreign language so well that you can go to school and use it takes time and effort (look at all the people who study a language for years in school and still can't speak it). Sorry to harp your buzz, dude. Try to take German through the Goethe Institute…they have sites all over the world. You can focus on the language for weeks at a time this way (in your vacations).
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    http://www.goethe.de

  5. Cakes on November 15th, 2008 9:20 am

    The hypnosis/sleep tapes might work; and there is an interesting feature on some computers >> you can set the controls to "translate page" and then when you put your cursor on a word, it translates it to another language.
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  6. jardin on November 15th, 2008 9:29 am

    A good book is "German in 10 minutes a day".
    It's a good book to learn the basics and it's structured for a busy person.
    My friend used this book when he was first learning German. It must have worked for him, because when I visited him in Heidelberg, he was very comfortable with the language.

    Eventually, you will need to listen to tapes/Cd's to become familiar with the language. Check your local schools for conversational German classes.

    I you know anyone who speaks the language, spend time with them and speak German.

    Can you take a German class at your school, for credit toward your degree?

    Good luck.
    References :

  7. gothhick on November 15th, 2008 10:04 am

    start by learning basic vocabulary words and how to pronounce them correctly. then start learning how to put basic sentences together. just like when you were a child. that's the best way. and then use it often. say words all the time.

    if you see a dog, as a kid you would've said "dog!" or "the dog!" or "that is a dog!"

    instead say, "Hund!" (pronounced hoond), or "der Hund!" or "der ist ein hund!" just simple basic sentences with simple basic words. work up from there. just like a child.
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