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Learning German can be fun and does not have to be difficult. With an easy vocabular you can have fun going to the Octoberfest or getting around any town. Depending if you are left or right brain oriented I personally like to custom tylor each class to my clients. Everyone has different strength or weaknesses and it is to the teacher to find out each of those and give the client the very best... read more

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Definitions: gut (adjective/adverb) = good, well, all right, (comparative: besser, superlative: am besten) / Famous ones: Gut, ich geh dann mal. = All right, I'm going.; if used as an interjection “gut” means “ok, all right, now then”, Gutmensch, der = mostly meant to be derogatory, somebody who is excessively moralizing and naïve, guten Morgen... read more

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To make learning fun, I use tools that enable your memory to retain the learned information. I use the individuals most enjoyable activities, to teach with either flash cards, video, audio and personal favorits, such as hobbies and learn around those vocabularies. The interactive game comes in to play, when we use the verbs that go with this subjects, to fill in grammar, in self formed sentences... read more

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Hello Everyone!   Learning a new language is exciting, but at times it can feel overwhelming. I consider myself lucky that I can share my knowledge and experience with my students. I am not perfect, and I am still learning. My outside the box tips are the following:   1.Being honest and admitting that you have to research as well although you are the tutor shows the student... read more

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I am a German native speaker and have lived over 30 years in Germany. As a mother of five children (all of them bilingual in English and German) I know how to teach a language in a fun and immersive way. When we moved from Germany to the USA my kids spoke hardly any English. Several months later ... they were top students at school. Let me teach you German in the same way. Immersive, fun, interactive... read more

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Duden: a (the) decisive dictionary of the German language, if you choose „Textprüfung“ Duden corrects your writings (max. 800 characters)---I use it regularily and I love it! http://www.duden.de/rechtschreibpruefung-online Duolingo: a free language-learning platform, great for beginning up to intermediate level, not only German, I tested French and it's great http://www... read more

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In figures: the average earnings bonus for an American who learns German is 3.8%. This means an extra $128,000 in your retirement account. Sounds like spending your spare time with Kafka, Goethe and Heidegger is a real bargain! I'll be there to help you! Read more here http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2014/03/language-study

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Definitions: der Geist (noun), depending on context = ghost, spirit, essence, mind, wit, an alcoholic drink / Famous ones: der Heilige Geist = the Holy Spirit---one of three parts; Mephistopheles = version of Satan ---„Ich bin der Geist, der stets verneint!“ (Goethe: Faust); „Weltseele zu Pferde“ = Napoléon Bonaparte, French military and political leader---Embodies... read more

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My favorite website to learn a foreign language is DuoLingo. It is an entertaining way to learn a new language. Completing one skill unlocks other skills, which allow you progress from basic words all the way through various verb tenses and abstract ideas. When you click on a lesson you’ll see a series of tips and common questions.   Another neat app that might be interesting... read more

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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 keep... read more

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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

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