Need help with all the German grammar rules? No need to stress! My blog has got your back with some helpful tips and tricks to make learning German a breeze.
Tips and tricks no.1:
Don’t be afraid to use German when you need help, even if you’re not confident in your grammar. This is especially useful when buying groceries at supermarkets or asking for directions or locations at the bus or train station. Gradually, you’ll become more comfortable, and people will help you improve your language skills.
"Listening is another way of learning. You can rewatch your favorite movie in German language to nourish your vocabulary."
Tips and tricks no.2 :
Enjoy your favorite movies or TV shows in German! Whether you’re a fan of Friends, Harry Potter, or Indian cinema like „Kal Ho Naa Ho,“ grab your laptop or phone and search for a dubbed version without subtitles. Focusing on subtitles can make it hard to catch all the verbs and prepositions. Take it easy and write down any new words or phrases in your notebook.
Tips and tricks no.3 :
Make your own mind map! If you prefer not to use any apps or gadgets, grab a notebook, pen, and highlighters. Draw your situation or anything you want to convey in German. For example, imagine you have a dentist appointment tomorrow and prepare all the necessary words to communicate with your doctor. Look at the picture and use the words provided to practice communication at the doctor’s office.
"Make your own Mindmap! ... Draw your situation or anything you want to tell in German."
Tips and tricks no.4:
Enroll in a language school nearby. Do not miss any classes unless there is an emergency. If you can attend all the lectures, it will help you to learn the language faster than the others. Do your homework; furthermore, give 30 minutes daily to recap the materials you exercised in class each day.
Tips and tricks no. 5:
Get a library card to borrow books. Start with preschool books to learn new words. If you are an advanced learner of the German language (level A2 or B1), storybooks are waiting for you!
Tips and tricks no. 6:
It’s important to find a tandem partner to practice language skills, but be sure to differentiate between a partner and a romantic relationship. Choose someone with similar language ability and schedule practice sessions, focusing on a topic (e.g., Hobby or Freizeitaktivitäten). Ask four different type of questions such as, ‚Wo‘; ‚Wann‘, ‚Wer‘,’Was‘. Take turns explaining the topic and enrich your vocabulary by noting new words in your notebook.
Tips and tricks no. 7 :
It’s time to review some important German grammar concepts, such as ‚Modalverben,‘ ‚Imperativsätze,‘ ‚Ja-/Nein-Frage,‘ Trennbare Verben, and ‚Zeitadverbien.‘ Always revise these materials and use adverbs like ‚zuerst, dann, später and zum schluss‘ when explaining a situation. Take notes and make learning a habit!
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