How to learn and speak german?

November 19, 2008 by · 6 Comments 

I want to know what i should learn to speak the language. I am taking a class in school to learn german but i want to learn more. How can i be able to speak it better?

danke =D

Hallo :D

nice that you are learning German.

Here are some tips to learn German:

Some courses that come to mind:
Pimsleur German
Assimil German
Rosetta Stone German (not a big fan of it but some seem to like it)

Passive Learning tips:
- look around on IMDB for good rated German movies, get them with English subtitles.
- In Germany they synchronize everything on TV, you could even get American movies spoken in German (although i admits i find it highly annoying)

I wish you all the best in learning the German language

What is the best book for beginning to learn German?

November 11, 2008 by · 3 Comments 

What is the best book for beginning to learn German? I would really like to learn German. Rosetta stone is too expensive, and I need a book, because I don’t have any fluent German speakers accessible to me. Please recommend a good book for beginning German that isn’t massively expensive.
Is that in reference to the teach yourself Beginners German or teach yourself German?

I could recommend teach yourself simply and easily, you can read the book review here. Aside from Rosetta Stone german there are other German Language Courses that might suit your budget. Try out our free course for instance (sign up on the right)

Best regards

Is it easy to learn both German and Spanish?

October 30, 2008 by · 5 Comments 

I just can't decide which one to learn, so how hard is it to learn both? Not at the same time, of course. How difficult do you thing it would be for me to learn Spanish, then when i've learned that start learning German? Like generally, can most people learn both languages, and end up speaking them both fluently with plenty of practice?

For an English native speaker, Spanish is usually quite easy, but German is aweful. Especially the German grammar is horrible. But perhaps it is more of an advantage to learn something difficult? When you learn first Spanish and then German or the other way around, I donĀ“t think the first language will be a great help when learning the other one.

What is the best site to learn German language without a teacher?

October 22, 2008 by · 3 Comments 

I had just began to learn german, I am searching for a site that will help me to master german in speaking, listening, reading and writing skills,
will you help me please??


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what is the educational qualification needed to learn german?

October 19, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

i am 38 yrs old .in delhi and want to learn german from max muller bhavan .is it possible to join at this age

The older we get, the harder it is to learn a new language. But it is very possible. If you can speak English, you will have an easier time learning German than if you spoke a Indian dialect, since many German words are similar to English.
Have fun!

How hard is it to learn to speak German fluently?

October 19, 2008 by · 5 Comments 

How hard is it to learn to speak German fluently? Im American, and 14yrs old and Im very interested in the German culture. So Im wondering how hard it is to learn German fluently. Im sure that the learning experience [I couldn't think of the proper word?] is different for anyone, but Im asking in general. Thank you

German is NOT similar to French or Spanish. That’s not to say that learning these languages doesn’t pose it’s own problems, but German’s problems are different. For me the hardest part is what’s called declension. Basically what that means is that any article or adjective changes depending on the type of modifier, how it’s used, and the noun’s gender.

For example, you say:

Das ist ein Mann. = That is a man.
Ich kenne einen Mann. = I know a man.
Ich gebe einem Mann den Ball. = I’m giving a man the ball.

Though it’s easy to memorize these case changes, it’s very difficult for me at least to internalize them, which you need for fluency. You don’t have time to sit and think.

Fluency in any language is a lot of work. A whole lot more work than you could ever realize. Think about how long it took you to learn English so that you could ever really carry on a conversation… Probably at least 10 to 15 years. And you had the advantage of being immersed in the language 100% of your life.

Good luck. Or should I say, Viel Glueck!?

What is the best way to learn German without being able to speak it with native/other speakers?

October 19, 2008 by · 3 Comments 

What is the best way to learn German without being able to speak it with native/other speakers? I am trying to learn the German language and am using the Pimsleur German and Berlitz German programs. I am wondering if there is a faster, easier, or better way to do it. I also have a very large library of German teaching books with exercises, but I have yet to use them very much.

You can use an audio-book-cd, than you can buy the book in english and in german. If you want to speed up german language learning and speaking German fast. I suggest to really combine your materials (reading, courses, movies etc).

How long will it take to learn German?

September 12, 2008 by · 12 Comments 

I'm a grad student in history and decided to start learning the German language on my own. How long will it take (educated guess), and how much time should I dedicate a week, to learn the language fluently? What kind of study tips and resources would you recommend (audiotapes, books, etc) This question is for everyone, but especially for those who have learned German.

I think that it depends on your definition of "fluently". In fact, a person will never know everything about a certain language, not even about his own mothertongue – you never stop learning (e.g. not even Goethe knew all the words of the German language). But I think you can get to a level that would permit you to communicate with others in just a few weeks – if you practice a lot (which means: not just learning, but also applying what you have learned by trying to communicate with others).

Some study tips:

The most important seems to me practicing, hearing and reading as much as you can:

Hearing: Right from the start, I would listen to German radio stations (and television, if possible) -of course, you won't understand a word, but you can learn the German pronounciation by doing that. It is very important to do that at the beginning of your studies -it prevents you from getting a strong accent. Or you could see films on DVD in German language subtitled in English and then vice-versa. If you hear a sentence in German, try to repeat it to practice the pronounciation.

Practicing: On the internet, you could practice German by using the German version of Yahoo! Questions or by visiting German chatrooms. As soon as you understand a simple question try to give an answer.
Or you could try to find Germans living in your town and give them lessons in German conversation in exchange for lessons in English.

Reading: You could visit the websites of German newspapers (Frankfurter Allgemeine, TAZ, etc.) or you could do some internet research on topics (history, etc.) that interest you in German (as you certainly know already a lot about these topics this will help you to understand the websites and some of them will also be available in English, so can compare what you understood with what was meant).

I hope that this will help, that you will enjoy learning German and I wish you all the best for your studies!

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