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How to Improve German Speaking with Nothing but Your Phone


The average American checks their phone more than 50 times a day.

Studies have shown similar patterns around the world. Suffice it to say: we’re addicted to our phones.

Facebook, YouTube, Instagram. So much time gets wasted on…


How to Learn German Colors the Creative Way: 20 Vibrant (and Bizarre) German Sayings with Colors


Can you imagine a world without colors?

It’d be pretty drab, don’t you think?

So could the process of learning the colors in German—but it doesn’t have to be.

Not only are colors a basic descriptive tool but this is …

5 Things to Keep in Mind While Preparing for the DSH Test

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There are many reasons to study in a German university.

But if you’re not a native German speaker, only one thing is standing in your way: Proving that you know the language.

Studying abroad in a German-speaking country provides …

Watch and Learn: 5 High-quality Sites for Watching German Movies Online


There’s nothing like tucking yourself under the covers, turning on the laptop and settling in for the evening with a good flick.

So, what’s it going to be? Romance? Drama? Comedy?

After putting in so many hours studying German you …

Learn German with Videos: The Coolest Clips and Channels for Immersion from Anywhere


Bob Dylan was right, the times are a changin’.

Today, we can learn German with videos while we lay in bed, commute to work or take care of chores.

No need for those old cassette tapes or dusty books that …

The German Coffee Drinker’s Guide: How to Order a Cup of Joe in German


Sometimes, before you can even start to think of speaking German…

…you just need that cup of coffee.

Which can be a cruel irony if you need to speak German to get it.

But don’t despair!

By knowing only a …

Study Tips for German Students: 7 Ways to Get More out of a German Class


Don’t ever let anyone call you Streber (nerd) like it’s a bad thing.

After all, there are those who merely take language courses, and those who crush them.

If you’re already enrolled in a German course, you may be looking …