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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...
University German

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Making Sense of Language, Literature and Culture

I suppose like most students, I chose French and German at school primarily because I was good...
GCSE German

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Learning a Foreign Language - 3 Keys to Success

An aptitude for languages is a wonderful gift because it makes it so much easier to acquire a...
German (general)

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Kleines Quiz (in German)

KLEINES QUIZ 1. In welchen Ländern wird Deutsch gesprochen? 2. Wie heissen die...

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  • German is everywhere!

    Nora German (general) Tutor (South East London) Picture Did you know, that German is the mother tongue of almost 100,000,000 people in the world? And the most widely spoken mother tongue in the EU! Kindergarten, autobahn, rucksack or strudel: These are all German words. -You'd like to travel to German speaking countries? -You like their nature,...
  • 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...