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Learn German with Subtitles to Improve Your Comprehension, Vocabulary and Fluency


The magic of subtitles captured me a long time ago.

I started using German subtitles while watching TV shows and movies because my German-speaking girlfriend requested them.

Sometimes the spoken English was too fast for her.

Sometimes, after a long …

Live the German Life and Study German in Germany!


What are the advantages of studying a foreign language in a country where it’s spoken every day?

The key is that you don’t just study it, you also get to practice it in real-life situations. You gain an insight …

Jokes in German: How to Understand Native German Humor


There’s a stereotype that learning German isn’t all that fun.

They say that German is challenging, and German people are dreadfully serious.

Anyone who’s seen the fun side of German begs to differ.

Witze (jokes) can go a …

Be a Team Player! Learn German as a Team with These 10 Authentic German Games


Think hard about your favorite game as a kid.

Did it go something like this?

“Do you have any . . . Jacks?”


“How about any . . . hmm, fours?”

“Nope—go fish.”

Even if Go Fish wasn’t something …

7 German Gestures and Body Language Tips You Need to Know About


Even though you might not realize it, we all use various gestures when we speak.

You probably don’t even realize how often you give the thumbs-up sign, shrug your shoulders or wave your hands around. (Try counting one day, …

How to Learn German by Exploring the Streets of Germany


The best way to learn a language is to be in a place where you’re surrounded by it—so where better to learn German than in Germany?

Sure, Austria or Switzerland can work as well, but Germany is the biggest of …

The Best Way to Learn German: A Music, Film and Reading Study Plan


There are so many different tools we can use on our journeys to German fluency.

Gone are the days when learning a new language meant simply memorizing endless lists of vocabulary and grammar rules.

The constantly increasing availability of all