Studying German in Germany: Everything You Should Know to Fit In Like a Local


What are the advantages of studying a foreign language in a country where it’s spoken every day?

The key is that you don’t just study it, you also get to practice it in real-life situations. You gain an insight …

The 6 Greatest German Verb Books for Learners


Do you often find yourself getting distracted during your German studies?

No surprises there. It’s a wonderful language, but the grammar can be a beast.

It can be even harder to concentrate on verb patterns and the like when …

On Your Mark, Get Set, Learn German with Lessons for Beginners!


If you’re just starting to learn German, here’s a free, one-phrase lesson for you:

Aller Anfang ist schwer.

It means “All beginnings are difficult.”

Ouch! Why am I telling you this at the start of a post about German lessons …

Jokes in German: How to Understand Native German Humor


There’s a stereotype that learning German isn’t all that fun.

They say that German is challenging, and German people are dreadfully serious.

Anyone who’s seen the fun side of German begs to differ.

Witze (jokes) can go a …

How Far Can You Get with Learning German in One Month?


When I first moved to Germany, I didn’t speak a single word of German.

Needless to say, it was rough going for the first couple of weeks.

You’d be surprised how many Germans can’t speak English, or who can …

How to Hack German Grammar: 6 Learning Tricks


There are people who like to stop and smell the roses.

Then there are people who mow down the roses as they race to their destination.

While it’s great to be able to savor life and take things slow, in …

To Be or Not to Be? The German Verb Sein and 7 Ways to Conjugate It


Sein oder Nichtsein, das ist hier die Frage.

Translation: To be or not to be, that is the question.

When I first moved to Germany, sein wasn’t just a verb I had to learn, it was the verb.…