Rise and Shine! How Describing Your Daily Routine Can Wake Up Your German Grammar Skills


What’s the first thing you do when you get up in the morning?

Maybe you brush your teeth, put on the coffee or check the news.

Whatever it is, could you describe it in German?

There are a ton of …

German Separable Verbs: Knowing What to Separate and When


Do you suffer from separation anxiety?

I’m not talking about anxiety related to leaving your family, but rather anxiety related to German separable verbs.

There are many wonderful things about the German language, but separable verbs cause lots of

Forward Thinker: How to Form the Future Tense in German


I will jog a mile today.

I will finally write that novel.

I will drop off my shirt at the dry cleaners and get the car serviced and deep clean the attic and…

We’ve all got our own ideas of …

Präteritum Problems? Here's How to Use the German Simple Past Tense


So, how simple is the German simple past tense, anyway?

Until you’ve got a handle on its verb conjugations, it might seem a lot more complicated than its name lets on.

You might be doing some mental gymnastics to …

Perfectly Clear: How to Use German’s Present Perfect Tense


We all love to live in the present.

But when you’re a language learner, you’ve got to delve into the past from time to time!

That’s where the present perfect comes in handy.

We can keep one foot in the …

There’s No Time Like the Present to Learn the German Present Tense


Live in the moment.

The here and now.

Being a beginner German student can be a fun, memorable time in your life.

You’re enjoying your first German courses, having your first tentative conversations with natives and starting to dream

Let Freedom Ring: 6 Online German Courses You Can Take for Free


Wouldn’t it be nice to build your German vocabulary while sipping coffee on your patio?

Or to practice understanding authentic German without even taking your slippers off?

…and to do all this without ever opening your wallet?

Ja! Natürlich. (Yes! …