Author Archive | lauraharker

How to Hack German Grammar: 6 Learning Tricks

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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 …

German Audiobooks for Learners: 5 Radically Useful Readings

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Hey, reading is great.

But you can only learn so much German from just reading.

At some point, you’ve gotta diversify.

So let’s work on your listening skills.

Don’t worry, it’s not as tough a transition as …

6 Brilliant Ways to Learn German in Berlin

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Pack your bicycle and leave your doubts at home.

Your German adventure awaits.

You’ve decided to take the plunge and completely immerse yourself in the German language. Good for you!

There are heaps of language schools dotted around the …

7 German Gestures and Body Language Tips You Need to Know About

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Even though you might not realize it, we all use various gestures when we speak.

You probably don’t even realize how often you give the thumbs-up sign, shrug your shoulders or wave your hands around. (Try counting one day, …

Level Up Your Language Skills: The 5 Best Video Games for Learning German

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Want to learn German while hunting for hidden treasure?

Or while slaying zombies?

Or while winning the World Cup?

Unless you lead an extremely exciting life, that probably sounds a bit crazy.

But it’s possible—virtually, anyway.

With some fun video …

6 Easy Peasy German Speaking Tips for Beginners

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Speaking is easy, right?

You just need to put your lips together, engage your vocal chords, and then the words will fall right out.

Well, sure, it is pretty easy speaking in your native tongue. But how do you think …

The Globetrotter’s Guide to Learning German in Austria

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Looking for a deliciously unique way to boost your language skills?

Look no further than the land of schnitzel, strudel and schnapps—Austria!

Germany’s southern neighbor may not be the first place you think of when planning a German immersion trip, …