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A plea for taking the wider view

Language is much more than just a tool for conveying the message. A plea for taking the wider...
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The Importance of Basics

Admittedly, grammar is not the most exciting of subjects, and German grammar is no exception. It...
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A guide to German pronunciation

What I really like about German is the fact that it is a phonetic language i.e. you pronounce...
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Why learn German?

For as long as I can remember, the summer months - usually the time around or after GCSE and...

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  • Good news for German speakers!

    Gabriele Trinczek German (general) Tutor (North London) Picture German tops the list for highest paid and most in demand languages in the UK in 2016. If you want to advance your career prospects by learning a foreign language, knowing German will earn you a higher salary than French, Arabic or Spanish, according to the latest statistics. Out of over one...
  • Learning a foreign language need not be daunting Editor's Pick

    FranTutoring A-level German Tutor (Luton) Picture I have always found the key to learning a foreign language is simply using it, however much or little of it you currently know. In any case, most people appreciate your trying to speak their language. With the help of body language and (not to be underestimated-) gestures, a lot can be...
  • 3 Ways to enjoy German grammar

    German (general) Tutor (Birmingham) Picture There is no doubt that grammar is one of the most discussed topics in language learning. It is considered the fundamental structure of a language. However, it can only come alive by speaking and it can only develop further through social interaction. Language is a tool that has to be used whilst...

 

  • 'The Awful German Language' by Mark Twain

    Victoria Philpotts German (general) Tutor (Manchester) Picture If you are currently learning German and are finding yourself linguistically challenged, might I recommend that you read 'The Awful German Language' by Mark Twain. This is a humorous essay, written by Twain in 1880, in which he pokes fun to great effect at the absurdities and idiosyncrasies of...
  • Effective goal setting in language teaching

    Success with German German (general) Tutor (Southend on Sea) Picture Everyone can learn a language! Or is this a myth? Why do we often hear ‘I am not good at learning a foreign language; it’s not for me’? The answer is closely linked to different learning styles of students, negative language learning experiences, learning difficulties or even dyslexia. I have...
  • Why Germany is a wonderful holiday destination.

    Charlotte Thompson German (general) Tutor (Harrow) Picture For as long as I can remember I have been obsessed with German. As a Brit, this is often viewed by others with a mixture of bemusement and amusement. Yet 14 years on, I insist more than ever to those I meet that everyone should go to Germany. These are the reasons I believe that Germany and...