4 Actionable Tips for Teaching German to Adults


Can you teach an old dog new tricks?

One of my best friends and former colleagues was born in Novosibirsk, over 5,700 kilometers away from my hometown and on a different continent completely. His family moved to Germany during his …

Innovative German Teaching Ideas for All 5 Senses


Quick! Close your eyes and remember the last place you’ve been.

Have it? Great!

So, what came up? Was it a wall of text? Maybe a person speaking in the distance, recounting the events? Or a mere series of images?…

Fascinate Your Students with Exciting Lessons on German Culture and Tradition


“Never knew before what eternity was made for. It is to give some of us a chance to learn German.”

Mark Twain wrote a lot about the trials and tribulations of learning the German language.

And of course, he is …

Why You Should Be Teaching Accents in German


As Mark Twain famously put it, “A gifted person ought to learn English in thirty hours, French in thirty days, and German in thirty years.”

Teaching German can be just as challenging as learning it.

The grammar, the long …

7 German Classroom Games That Make Learning Fun

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Have you ever heard of classroom ants?

They live under your students’ seats and only come out when your students sit still for too long.

They crawl all over learners and make them really restless.

Sounds awful? It is. But …

An Independent Teacher’s Guide on How to Teach German Online

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Wer reitet so spät durch Nacht und Wind?

It’s the German teacher with all of his stuff!

As you probably know, this is the opening line of Goethe’s famous “Erlkönig” poem about a father burden with a heavy …

5 Great German Listening Activities That Don’t Involve Drills


“Listening activities” seem like an oxymoron, right?

Either you sit and listen, or you actively do something—how can it be both?

And isn’t listening what your students do the entire class period, anyway?

You tell them about language, about …