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5 Things You Must Know About Teaching German Alphabet Pronunciation


Have you ever heard a German speaker struggling with “ze” (/th/)?

Or vith voicing ze vords pet and pat, short and shot, coat and caught?

Unfortunately, the other way around is not much better.

From Eichhörnchen to …

4 Tried-and-True Recipes 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 …

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 …

How to Put the Fun Back into Teaching German Verb Conjugation


If you speak English, there’s going to be a time when you misunderstand something.

I misunderstand, you misunderstand, she misunderstands, we all just misunderstand.

It happens, not a big deal.

However, German turns this into a nightmare.

I missverstehe, …