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5 methods to learn German and not get bored

Learning a new language can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to a complex language like German. However, with the right approach, it can also be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. As someone who has successfully learned German independently, I would like to share my experience and offer some tips that can make the process of learning German easier and more fun.

A series of full German learning books - German as a foreign language - and a vocabulary learning box.
A series of full German learning books - German as a foreign language - and a vocabulary learning box.© Lilit

1․ Surround yourself with German words

One of the most effective ways to learn a language is to immerse yourself in it. Surrounding yourself with German words and phrases is an excellent way to do this. Labelling household items with their German names and articles is a great place to start. This method allows you to see the words multiple times a day, which reinforces your learning and helps you remember them more easily.

2. Three German words every day.

 Another method that has worked for me is to learn three new German words every day. You can write these words on small sheets of paper and carry them with you wherever you go. By the end of the day, you will have memorized the translations of those words. This technique is effective because it doesn’t overwhelm you with too much information at once, making it easier to retain the words you learn.

I recommend not learning more than three words a day so that you can remember those words and use this method for a long time. After all, three words a day means 21 words a week and 84 words a month and 1095 words a year.

A vocabulary learning box, you can read the words "revocation" and "" on two index cards.
A vocabulary learning box, you can read the words "Widerruf" and "Ungerechtigkeit" on two index cards.© Lilit

3․  Your hobby in German.

Another tip that can make learning German more enjoyable is to focus on words and phrases related to your hobbies.  For example, I love to cook, and I bought cooking recipes in German a while ago, thanks to which I was able to quickly learn the names of foods and many verbs related to cooking. If you like football, start watching it in German, love music, listen to German songs. If you are a medical doctor, start learning how to say human body parts in German. This approach makes learning German more relevant and engaging, and it can also be a great way to connect with other German speakers who share your interests.

4. Read children’s books.

Naturally, if you are starting to learn German, then you have already bought several educational books. In addition, I would also recommend you buy children’s books. These books are often written in simpler language, making them easier to understand for language learners. Additionally, they are typically designed to be entertaining and engaging, which can make the learning experience more enjoyable.

5․ German Buddy

Finally, another method that can help you learn German is to find a language exchange partner. This is someone who speaks German and wants to learn your native language. You can practice speaking with each other, which is an effective way to improve your conversational skills. There are many online platforms where you can find language exchange partners, so it’s easy to get started.

In conclusion, learning German can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be boring or monotonous. By following these tips, you can make the learning process more engaging and enjoyable.

German cookbooks that Lilit used creatively: not only for cooking, but also for learning German.
German cookbooks that Lilit used creatively: not only for cooking, but also for learning German.© Lilit

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I am so impressed with the five methods you you have shown me. Vielen Dank.

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