This original article by the German Children's Newsoutlet LOGO (www.logo.de) has been edited to be used in a German Class setting in order...
Why is German one of the most important languages today? 46 million Americans claim German ancestors, making it the largest heritage group in the United States. 100 million European Union (EU) residents speak German as their native language, making German the most widely spoken mother tongue in Europe. Another 31 percent of EU residents speak German as a second language... read more
Here's a hint to remember your English cognates in both Latin and German! It's called the Ingaevonic Nasal Spirant Law, and it concerns the sequence: vowel + nasal + fricative The law states that in the Ingaevonic branch of Germanic Langauges - like English - the nasal in that sequence gets deleted, yeilding: Proto-Germanic vowel... read more
Many students have a fear of learning a foreign language. Instead of approaching acquiring a new tongue as an exciting challenge, many approach it with the question "Why do we have to learn this?" Learning a foreign language can be a wonderful experience. Here a few of my "Dos and Don'ts" when approaching foreign language learning. DO... read more
I recently got a tip about this language-learning app from Duolingo and have been test-driving it on my iPhone for a few days in Spanish, a language I've never formally studied. And I like it, quite a bit in fact. As an ESL and German teacher of many years, and someone who has dabbled in a variety of other languages, I put a lot of thought and study into the process of learning language. Duolingo... read more
German is a snap if you know the necessary vocabulary. I'll prove it to you. Read my T-shirt!
Learning German can be a daunting task, but sometimes it's a good idea to just dive in and experience the language outside of the traditional academic settings. So I'd like to list here a few websites where the German isn't so intimidating. Neon.de is a great website where one can even sign up and post their own blogs in German about life, love, science, education, music and movies. The sky's... read more
This is a short personal introduction for a WyzAnt tutor.
Well, students, here I am! I am fresh from Wichita, KS and awaiting tutoring opportunities in the Seattle, WA area. Just to get the ball rolling, I will create weekly blogs that include little snippets of knowledge relating to foreign languages. Here's this week's: a good quote in several languages... (Quote form brainyquote.com) "Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least... read more
Are you looking for a great way to practice your speaking skills in French? Go to www.sharedtalk.com! There you will find native speakers of French (among many other languages) with whom you can practice your speaking skills. This is a great way to improve your listening comprehension, too! Try it out! It's free and all you have to do is sign up!
You can save yourself and your business thousands of dollars by implementing various planning tools to allow your business to be successful. Why plan? What builder sets out to build a house without a plan or just stops and thinks awhile! Supposedly you were to take an extended journey without a road map, unless the route is well known, it is likely that you would loose a lot of time or get... read more
When I teach languages I basically work on the student’s grammar and pronunciation. Vocabulary is also important, and I encourage my students to use the language as much as they can. This can take the passive form of reading, watching TV, or listening to the radio; or it can take the active form of speaking to others in the language they want to learn and writing in the language. This can take... read more
To get the most out of your tutoring experience, I find that in addition to bringing questions to the table, having a regular tutoring schedule greatly enhances learning and effectiveness. That way we can keep up with what you're having trouble with or excelling in and can pick up from week to week. It gives the regular feedback to students and also allows the tutor to hone in on areas and... read more
Hello! Just a tip or two about test-taking skills. The first rule to remember is that it is only a test. Some measure aptitude SAT), some measure achievement (ACT). Neither are a reflection of who you are, and the end of the day, you will be the same person. So, be positive, regardless of the test. You own the test; the test does not own you. First, they are called standardized tests for... read more
So School is now well on its way ... You're enjoying your new friends, getting back into the swing of things, but maybe struggling a bit in an area? Maybe starting a new language or picking up with your skills from last year? Do you need a refresher or just a little quick-start to get you to the top of your game and help you to feel comfortable and confident in class? There's nothing like a... read more
Learning another language gives the learner the ability to step inside mind and context of that other culture. Without the ability to communicate and understand a culture on its own terms, true access to that culture is barred. Why is this important? In a world where nations and people are ever more dependent upon on another to supply goods and services, solve political disputes, and ensure... read more
Hi guys! A new German tutor is here for you! Take the change and learn this internationally getting more important language. German is not that difficult as many people say...it's very interesting and even a very funny language to learn. Experience this extraordinary language with me at a a cafe or at your home nearby public transport.
Experience me while talking in English and German ! Erlebe mich wie ich in Englisch und Deutsch spreche !
I am so excited to be moving to Tallahassee in a week or two. I have bought a little house, and will be attending FSU in the fall to pursue a Master's in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. I don't know yet exactly when I will be closing, but I will be in Tallahassee no later than July 7. I would love to find some tutoring jobs to get a feel for the local school system,... read more
Summer is a great time for lots of fun things! Going swimming, meeting up with friends, taking a trip ... and why not learning a new language? Have you always wanted to learn a language? Summer is a great time to get a headstart. Invite a friend and do it together. Learn a language (German or French :)) by learning as you learned your first language! Immersion - Conversation - Matching... read more