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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, …

5 Immersive Options for Learning German in Switzerland

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Are you a “road less traveled” kind of person?

Then maybe a German program in Berlin isn’t exactly right for you.

You’re looking for something a little more unexpected, a little more out-of-the-box…

How about traveling south?

I’m talking way …

The Guide to E-learning German for Any Language Level

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How many hours do you spend online each day?

Really, that many?!

Okay, okay—it’s not just you. Most of us spend big chunks of our day online, whether it’s surfing social media sites or binging on funny videos. But …

Stock Up on These 4 Amazing Audio Resources for Learning German

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Hey, can you hear that?

Sounds like it’s time to get to grips with your German learning!

Well, listen closely to this amazing little secret: if you have internet access, headphones and a pen and paper, you already have …