Our Method

GermanPod101.com offers a unique learning experience that cannot be found in conventional classrooms. In addition to offering lessons that can be completed on your own time, we approve all of the content we release through a certified German teacher. Here are just a few of the revolutionary advantages of our method:

Exposure to native speakers and many different kinds of voices and speaking styles…

GermanPod101.com aims to have you speaking German after just one lesson! Our lessons focus on pronunciation and listening comprehension, so that you can start practicing what you learn from our professional teachers. Inside the PDF lesson notes, you will find the necessary tools for reading comprehension, and thorough explanations of phrases and key grammar points, in addition to a segment dedicated to cultural information. To address speaking practice, we have an easy-to use voice recorder on every lesson page so you can compare your pronunciation to our teachers’ and continue to refine your speaking skills.

When all the aspects of GermanPod101.com are put together, this program provides students of German with the ultimate self-study learning course.

Fresh, up-to-date content…

Many German teachers who live overseas have been out of the country for a long period of time and can be “out of the loop” on current words, culture, etc. This is another major gap that we fill.

Our lessons are carefully crafted to include current German events, vocabulary usage, celebrities, popular culture, and so-on. While grammar may not change, we know that the nuances of the language change all the time, which is why we release new content every single week.

Borderless education on-demand all in one place…

We also fill a definite demand in remote locations. Our lessons provide you with a mobile classroom, because we bring you German ‘on demand’ – German lessons wherever you may be.

GermanPod101.com offers listeners a unique learning experience that delivers cutting-edge, dynamic content that can be accessed at your convenience. With the inclusion of our lesson notes, German Resources Center and Premium Learning Tools, we offer a full solution that provides the material, guidance, exercises, and testing to really make the knowledge your own. And it doesn’t even stop there - our vibrant and extremely helpful community members provide each other not only quick answers to questions, but also give each other a sense of encouragement and motivation that is often lacking in other German language programs.

We focus on German, and German only…

Each language is unique, and at GermanPod101.com we pride ourselves on developing a system that’s only about the German language and German culture! We have a dedicated team of German writers, teachers and voice actors with years of experience teaching the language to English-speaking students, which assures you an authentic German experience every time you tune in.

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