Author Archive | Joe Warnimont

Need a German Quiz for Beginners? Here Are 9+!

How far have you come on your German language journey? If you still consider yourself a German beginner, you may be wondering how much progress you’ve made. Or you may just be looking for a sign that you’re on the …

8 Practice Resources for Fast and Accurate German Verb Usage

“John ran to the gym.” “Susie will fly through the book.” “Melody stinks up the elevator.” All of these sentences include different verb forms. Regardless of what tense a verb is in, and whether it’s being used literally or …

Test Your German Level with 9 Quick Quizzes

Confession: I like blowing through episodes of “Better Call Saul.” But afterwards, I start to realize that some of those hours could have been better spent improving my German. Will all that binge watching leave me feeling shaky about …

9 German Visual Dictionaries to Put Your Eyes on the Prize

Uh oh. A thing just popped up that you’ve never seen before. Whether it’s a type of sausage or goofy-looking street sign, these complicated situations arise purely because of a country’s unique culture. Anyone who has traveled will find that …

Shortcut to Fluency: 5 German Short Stories for Beginners

The short story. What a beautiful thing. From “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” to “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” short stories pack beautiful writing into a smaller amount of pages, enabling readers to get their fix without forcing them …

Summer Daze: 8 Dazzling German Summer School Programs

If you’re an adult, you may dream of the days when you got to experience camp à la “Wet Hot American Summer.” And, yes, the popular Netflix movie and TV show is streaming with German subtitles (and with German …

8 Popular Graphic Novels for the Nerdy German Language Learner

“It’s not a comic book! It’s a graphic novel.” Some people have this fear that reading graphic novels will associate them with childish behaviors. Well, you can put those fears aside, because we highly encourage reading both comic books and…

9 German Valentine’s Day Phrases to Help You Feel the Liebe

Liebe ist in der Luft. Yes, certainly. When Valentine’s Day approaches, love is in the air. With the February 14th holiday comes chocolates, romantic dinners, flowers and, for many, that faithful kiss that leads to a lifetime of happiness…

6 Festive German Christmas Stories with Interesting Historical Roots

“Frohe Weihnachten!”  That’s how Germans say “Merry Christmas,” usually while dining on scrumptious traditional foods and roaming through illuminated street markets. Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas yourself, learning about the German spin on the holiday is important if you’re …

8 Jolly German Christmas Songs to Boost Your Holiday Spirit

Can you hear the carolers? It must be that time of the year, because Christmas songs are starting to ring throughout homes, shopping malls and even airports. The spirit of Christmas, and the entire holiday season, is not complete without …

13 Wicked Fun Ways to Learn German

Learning German, or any language for that matter, is supposed to invigorate the mind, dip you into a new culture and assist in forging bonds with others around the world. Why is it that so many German-learning techniques …

9 Famous German Singers Who’ll Make You Love the Language

The Top 40 charts are bumping with German learning opportunities. From classics to electronica, pop to German songs that have hidden grammar lessons, Germany’s music scene has it all. A jingle in your ear will serve you well when …

The Ultimate List of Handy German Resources for Travelers

Your big trip to Germany is fast approaching. But is that list of German phrases you printed out going to last throughout the vacation? Are you worried about sounding silly or even insulting Germans as you try to speak their …

Hunting for Advanced German Lessons? 20 Great Resources to Check Out

Stalking the world wide wilderness for advanced German lessons online? Are you currently on an endless hunt around the internet? Well, get ready to pounce on these excellent German learning programs. We’ve compiled the best online German lessons—actually, we’ve …