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15 Enlightening German Wisdom Quotes for Language Learners


A wise man once said…

“Practice more German to get fluent!”

Okay, okay, you don’t need to be all that wise to know that.

But Germans do have plenty of wise little expressions that won’t just make you sound smarter

Sit Back, Relax and Stream the Best German Movies on Amazon Prime


Ugh, there is nothing on!

Remember the old days of channel surfing?

Before streaming services, you just had to hope there was something interesting on TV—or plan your life around the TV Guide.

Thankfully, those days are gone.

Now …

10 Unique and Fun Swiss German Words


What do you think is one indicator that you’ve finally mastered a language?

Some people say that you know you’re fluent once you start dreaming in your second language.

Others claim that it’s all about being able to make

5 Festive German Christmas Poems to Get in the Holiday Spirit


We’ve got a little treat for your Christmas stocking this year.

Something short, sweet and sure to boost your German skills: festive German Christmas poems!

Both the U.S. and Germany have their own set of Christmas songs and hymns—in fact, …

How to Hack German Grammar: 6 Learning Tricks


There are people who like to stop and smell the roses.

Then there are people who mow down the roses as they race to their destination.

While it’s great to be able to savor life and take things slow, in …

German Audiobooks for Learners: 5 Radically Useful Readings


Hey, reading is great.

But you can only learn so much German from just reading.

At some point, you’ve gotta diversify.

So let’s work on your listening skills.

Don’t worry, it’s not as tough a transition as …

6 Brilliant Ways to Learn German in Berlin


Pack your bicycle and leave your doubts at home.

Your German adventure awaits.

You’ve decided to take the plunge and completely immerse yourself in the German language. Good for you!

There are heaps of language schools dotted around the …