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How can I learn German quick, with fun and successful?

Finding the right way for yourself to learn German quickly, effectively, in a motivating and results-oriented way seems overwhelming, if not daunting, at first glance. However, all that is really needed here is a skillful approach, a structure in learning and a linking of the content. If you take certain steps from the beginning and keep them until the end, the German learning process takes on a whole new dimension. It is no longer a matter of the abundance of the learning material, which no longer plays a role in the learning method explained in the same way, but to repeat the recurring sequences, on the one hand to gain security in the area of understanding the German language and on the other hand to realize learning successes, which then in turn provide us with the future drive in learning the German language. Now you probably ask yourself the question, all well and good, but I have made other experiences. Yes, that may be, but you have not even heard our method. So here we go. How can I learn a complex language like German with a regular and consistent structure without this regularity, or let's call it routine, becoming boring and monotonous, which as you know would then lead to demotivation.

You are full of motivation and start your first German course, mostly on the A1.1 level, maybe even in our language school GermanStudios. You have now gathered all your courage and energy and get going. You probably realize after the first week that there is a lot to learn and that you will be overwhelmed by grammar rules, idioms and vocabulary. But why is that? First of all, it is not because German is such a large and comprehensive language. In principle, every language is somehow complex and extensive. No, it's up to you and your preparation and planning. It's not that you have already learned the vocabulary of the A1.1 course, no it's that you create a learning success plan before you attend a language course or German course. And that's what this blog is about today.

How can this learning success plan for German look like?

First of all, we divide learning German into three parts, learning German vocabulary, learning German grammar and speaking in German. If we mix this up, we are quickly overwhelmed and make too high demands on ourselves. So basically we need to create 3 small learning success plans, namely for the three different categories.

Let's start with vocabulary. Vocabulary provides the foundation of speaking and our communication, so good to know these. Our tip to our students, learn at least 5 new vocabulary words every day and repeat 5 older vocabulary words. On the day of the first German class you will be spared and then on the second German day you can start with our tip. Learning vocabulary is also about creativity. Two tips from us on how you can learn German words better. Put Post-Its on all the objects in your apartment. Write down the article and, if you already know it, the plural. If you don't know the plural yet, you can look it up on the Internet. Ideally, you should use a verb that is connected to this word. So you learn "three in one", high effectiveness. Second tip, create simple funny sentences with the words.

For example:

"Mein Hund ist grün."

"Ich habe immer Hunger." (somehow true)

With our second tip, the next category grammar follows directly. Grammar can only be learned in practice, i.e. when formulating and writing sentences. So, in addition to your daily vocabulary training dose, start writing 5 sentences with the new vocabulary, preferably directly with the grammar learned during the day or week. You may have just noticed that we actually connect everything together. We learn 5 new vocabulary words every day and repeat 5 new vocabulary words and with those 10 vocabulary words we could now write 5 sentences, again connected to the grammar we learned.... ahhhhhh ;) Is there a light coming on right now, we hope so, if not, just read the last 5 sentences again. So now what about speaking, the most challenging for many? Do you have a partner at home or do you live in a shared apartment, then talk to your people around you. Once a day for about 20 or 30 minutes, for example at dinner, will improve your German incredibly. But be careful, give your counterpart clear instructions to correct you. Also have them give you an explanation. If the person you are speaking to has no explanation for the mistake, write down the sentence and bring it to our German classes at GermanStudios.

Also have them give you an explanation. If the person you are speaking to has no explanation for the mistake, write down the sentence and bring it to our German classes at GermanStudios. If you live alone, you probably have people around you who are also learning German, have learned it, or are native speakers. Ask them if they would help you a bit. And if that doesn't work either, or if that's not enough for you, then look for a tandem partner for German or go to meet-ups where only German is spoken by German learners. I'm sure there are some in your area.

And last but not least, here's a little tip. Listen to German radio and watch movies with German subtitles or better in German with the subtitles you want.

Well, that was a lot of input. Try to put it into practice and you will soon realize that everything goes much easier with a plan, structure and routine than previously thought or heard through rumors.

Learning German is not difficult, keep at it and see it as a fun pastime, not a pain or a compulsion. If you are looking for fun, innovative and first class German lessons, GermanStudios is the place for you. We make German easy and accessible for everyone.

We look forward to meeting you.

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