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8 Out-of-the-box Ways to Practice Intermediate German Conversation

Intermediate German conversation

Germans aren’t known for being particularly gregarious with strangers.

It’s natural to feel trepidation when practicing conversational German. 

But still—the whole point of learning German is to be able to banter with native speakers in their own tongue.

Nonetheless, …

Need a Refresh? 9 Ways to Brush Up on German Until It’s Brighter Than Before

brush up on german

“Language is the tool of love and the weapon of hatred.”


That quote, which is totally on point, is from Viennese intellectual and philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein.

He’s 100% right about language being a tool and a weapon.

The …

10 Tips to Enrich Your German Learning Diet with Reading Practice

balance your german learning diet 10 tips for happy, healthy reading

A great German book is like the meat and potatoes of learning.

Study guides and homework are the vegetables.

Online television shows and internet browsing are probably the delicious junk foods and desserts.

Without the healthy staple foods, you’ll only …