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We Show You The Best Ways To Learn German! BONUS: Top German Courses in May!

HOW YOU'LL SOON EXCEL WITH BETTER GERMAN SKILLS


Why should I learn German? There are too many reasons to write down. We did it anyway, here is our top 10!


1. Make a career

Many German companies have offices in other countries. A good knowledge of German will increase your chances of a career with a German company in your country.


2. Study

Engineering, medicine or philosophy - Germany is a highly popular country to study in. A German university degree is greatly valued by employers around the world.


3. Research

Do you want to study quantum physics or marine biology? German is the second most important language in science. A basic knowledge of German is an advantage in many research fields.


4. Work in Germany

Good working conditions and Germany's economic strength attract qualified people from all over the world. Germany is the second most popular country in the world for job hunters after the USA.


5. Communicate

100 million people in Austria, Switzerland and Germany speak German. This means that German is the most widely spoken native language in Europe and one of the ten most widely spoken languages in the world.


6. Read world literature in the original

Germany is the home of poets and thinkers. Anyone who loves literature will want to read Goethe's Faust in the original.


7. Overcome prejudices

You think German is not melodic? Then you should really listen to a German poetry slam.


8. Discover commonalities

German is not as complicated as you might think. Many German words are closely related to English words or have migrated into other languages: Kindergarten = kindergarten, Finger = finger, Haus = house, Rucksack = rucksack, blau = blue, windig = windy.


9. Understanding German dialects

It never gets boring: whether it's Bavarian, Hessian or Berlin, there are many different dialects in Germany. So if you like learning languages, you can keep practising even after you've finished your German course.


10. Learn other languages

If you know one, you know them all. With German as your foundation, it's easier to learn other Germanic languages. Dutch and even Afrikaans can be derived from German.






1. Online media for the German language

The Internet makes it easier than ever to consume German language media such as newspapers or movies! This way you can learn new German vocabulary, improve your reading skills or even your listening comprehension. There are hardly any restrictions!

For movies, series or videos, you can set the subtitles in your native language at the beginning. This makes it easier to get started, and as soon as you feel that you already understand more, you can change the subtitles to the foreign language.


2. Online communities for learning German

There you will find lessons for beginners as well as for advanced learners.

Pro: It is ideal if you want to improve your grammar skills and need to consolidate rules! All you really need is a working internet connection.


3. Online media for the German language

The Internet makes it easier than ever to consume German language media such as newspapers or movies! This way you can learn new vocabulary, improve your reading skills or even your listening comprehension. There are hardly any restrictions!

We give you tips on which media you can use to learn German:

For movies, series or videos, you can set the subtitles in your native language at the beginning. This makes it easier to get started, and as soon as you feel that you already understand more, you can change the subtitles to the foreign language.


6. Online communities for learning German

Social networks can also make it easier for you to improve your German. There are countless groups and forums dedicated to German as a foreign language. Communities that grab your interest and where you feel you can learn something should definitely be joined. This is how you become an active user. Ask questions if you get stuck on a task, or maybe even help someone with your solution. The purpose of these groups is to share ideas and help each other. Who knows, maybe this will lead to group chats where you can communicate with other users in German.


7. Email friendship instead of a pen friendship

Writing letters has become a rarity. On the one hand because of lack of time and on the other hand because nowadays you do almost everything online anyway. So why not continue the pen pal relationship via email? There are even platforms where you can network with people from all over the world. Through email exchanges, you can not only learn exciting things about other cultures, but also practice writing in German at the same time. Automatically you deal with grammar, sentence structure and work on your vocabulary when you don't understand something and then translate it yourself. Pro: You can make contacts with people from other cultures and improve your German skills at the same time. The whole thing is usually free of charge as well, because possibly both sides benefit from it. Con: Again, there is no guarantee of accuracy and not every email acquaintance is available all the time.


8. Learn German Offline - Talk to native speakers

Have a conversation with someone who speaks German as a native language! This is a good exercise and a way to improve your German pronunciation. This way you can engage in a conversation with someone who speaks German as a native language!

This is a good exercise and a good way to improve your German pronunciation!


Learning German has never been more popular


German has a bad name, but if you ask us, that reputation is completely undeserved. It is the language of some of Europe's greatest thinkers and writers. It's also both funny and poetic, expressive and logical, and tremendously useful.

After all, the German language has given us terms like Schadenfreude, Kitsch, and Doppelgänger - and those are just the ones that made it into English. In what other language would you call overtaking trucks blocking the road an elephant race?

What about the myths that German is difficult? German grammar can be a challenge for native English speakers, but it is widely reported that about a quarter of English words are Germanic in origin. We can't be sure if this statistic is true, but there's no denying that German and English have a large amount of vocabulary in common. When you start learning, you will quickly notice how easy it is to recognize new words.

And with the right German language course, you'll find that German grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary are even less difficult. You'll understand how German works, and perhaps more importantly, you'll enjoy learning, stay motivated, and be able to speak German with confidence.


In our German courses, we work on all content such as speaking, listening, writing, vocabulary and grammar. Whether you are looking for an online German course, a live or face-to-face course, a traditional approach to language learning, pronunciation exercises, advanced grammar lessons or something completely different: You'll find the right German course in our timetable at GermanMind.











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