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...
gut (adjective/adverb) = good, well, all right,
(comparative: besser, superlative: am besten) /
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,
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...
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...
Are there any German tutors out here who would like to exchange materials, experiences and wisdom?
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...
der Schnee (noun), depending on context = snow, nose candy [coll.] /
Schneeflocke = snowflake, not really a flake, rather a hexagonal prism, see Johannes Kepler, German mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer, 1611 in „Über die sechseckige Schneeflocke“
Schneewittchen = Snow White, ate the poisoned apple and was rescued...
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!
Duolingo: a free language-learning platform, great for beginning up to intermediate level, not only German, I tested French and it's great
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!
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der Geist (noun), depending on context = ghost, spirit, essence, mind, wit, an alcoholic drink /
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...
I teach German conversation, German translations for businesses and private. German classes are one-on-one, or in groups.
Take German lessons from a native Swiss. Individuals or groups. German for fun or business. Translations. Skype lessons available.
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...
I'm putting myself out there right now so that you can see just how clearly I speak these languages - and so that you can see how clearly you'll speak them, too. It is, indeed, very important to speak with a good, authentic accent. Don't learn from...
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...
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:
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.
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...
German is a snap if you know the necessary vocabulary. I'll prove it to you. Read my T-shirt!