Sunday, March 22, 2015

German sounds and how to pronounce them

Well, it can be quite difficult to learn German, especially when we try to pronounce those "umlaut"
letters. Maybe you’ve already tried some tricks to pronounce German correctly, but still find it hard. Mark, at means that "the main reason behind our mispronunciations is that, when we speak, we’re not used to holding our mouths as tightly shut as Germans are. If you ever watch a German speaking, you’ll notice that they barely open their mouths while speaking. There is visible tension pulling their lips to the side."

So here you are, a vido made by a native German speaker, who also teaches German as a foreign language.
Listen to the sounds and words, pause the video when needed, repeat after her.

I warmly recommend all the videos posted in Barbara´s Gfall YouTube Channel:

But don´t worry too much if your pronunciation is not perfect. The people will appreciate your efforts and mostly understand all of what you are saying. And that´s the most important thing in communication: to understand and be understood.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

LIVE Online Deutschkurs Thema: Konjunktiv II

Am Samstag 21. März 2015 um 19 Uhr (deutsche Zeit) kostenlose online Deutschunterricht zum Thema Konjunktiv II. Niveau B1.

Melde dich HIER an wenn du teilnehmen möchtest.

Und die Präsentation (update 27.03.2015):

Friday, March 13, 2015

German Television Online

One of the best resources to learn German is watching TV.
So here you are, a set of online Channels streaming in German:

You can choose by Country (so you can choose between several languages) and Category.

It´s up to you: Travel, News, Music, Entertainment, Movies, Sport. The only drawback is though, since they are all free channels, you will probably have to go through advertising and some streams might be broken. But the overall website is great.

So keep practicing your German every day.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

BBC Deutsch Plus

Deutsch Plus was a TV series to learn German first broadcast in 1996 and repeated regularly over the next 10 years. The accompanying book and CDs have since been updated and are available from online retailers.

Here you can find all the episodes:

The corresponding section of the BBC Languages website is no longer available, but you can still access the transcripts.