An unfamiliar way of saying something

Many things we say in German seem quite alien to learners, simply because in their own language they say it differently. What usually happens is that a learner will see the German version and register that it is different. When they use this snippet in speaking or writing, they will have to remind themselves thatContinue reading “An unfamiliar way of saying something”

What is the biggest issue when learning German?

You have already studied German, so you know about the different articles, the existence of cases, adjective declension and word order. Have you ever struggled with any of it? Have you ever wondered why you are struggling? Or have you brushed it off, simply assuming that you are not putting in enough effort? Or maybeContinue reading “What is the biggest issue when learning German?”

How to work with videos

Many people watch video courses – and especially language instruction videos – like movies. They press play, let it run through, watch it and when the course is done, they are done. Okay, there might also be some stopping, pausing and taking notes, but in principle it’s similar to watching a movie. Watching a videoContinue reading “How to work with videos”