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Upper Intermediate #8 - What Do You Know About the Singing Hippo in Germany?
Learn German with GermanPod101.com! You have decided to play a German board game to relieve your boredom since the DVD player is not working. Picking out a game was easy, but now you have to teach your friend how to play it. You ask your friend in German, "What do you know about the singing hippo?" Your friend has never heard of the game before, and he laughs and replies, "Really? That's the game?" Your friend's laugh is contagious. It does have a funny name to it, but you got the game at the German board game fair and were told it was very popular. You'll soon find out. Learning German with GermanPod101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn German! This German Intermediate lesson covers forming the German present participle. And if you like to play board games, Germany is the place to be! You won't be bored with this German lesson! Visit us at GermanPod101 where you will find many more fantastic German lessons and learning materials! Leave us a message while you are there!
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Video Culture Class: German Holidays #18 - Volkstrauertag (German Memorial day)
Learn more about German culture with GermanPod101.com! Ever wondered what the most important holidays are, and how they are celebrated? Then this 25-lesson video series is for you! With this series, you'll learn the what, why, when and how of 25 well-known holidays in Germany. In this video, you'll learn all about German Memorial Day in Germany and how it's celebrated, from food to decorations, while building your German vocabulary. Join Jennifer for a dose of German culture! Visit us at GermanPod101.com, where you will find many more fantastic German audio and video lessons and learning resources! Leave us a message while you're there!
Inner Circle #16 - April 2015: Three Effective German Learning Habits You’ll Learn On A Plane
Last time, you learned about how preparation can get you speaking more German. This time, we’re talking about why flying on a plane could be the single most motivating experience for your German. In other words, the 3 effective language learning habits you’ll learn from that 2% of people that actually get their goals done.   In this Inner Circle Lesson, you'll learn:   1. Why you must adjust to your environment, 2. How to take advantage of limited time that you’d otherwise waste, and 3. The importance of developing an on-and-off mindset.  
Intermediate Lesson #7 - Major Tom (Völlig Losgelöst) - Peter Schilling
Peter Schilling's song "Major Tom" is one of the most popular German songs of the Neue Deutsche Welle movement in Germany. It has even been translated to English and you may have heard it before - if so, you will definitely recognize the chorus, which has a very nice memorable melody. Discover Peter Schilling's take on the tale of Major Tom, learn a lot of German words related to space (and not just those), understand Germany's historic contribution to space research, perfect your knowledge of German participles... GermanPod101 helps you improve your German in a fun and interesting way! Listen to an excerpt of today's song at Amazon.com. Americans can also buy a legal mp3 of the full song right there; international visitors will have to go to 7digital instead.
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Inner Circle #8 - August 2014: You’re never fully prepared until you immerse yourself in German
In the previous Inner Circle lessons, you learned about the importance of preparation in learning German. This time, we’re going in the opposite direction. We’re exploring one undeniable fact of language learning that you can use to your advantage: You’re never fully prepared until you get in the game and immerse yourself. And this is something I experienced first-hand during my trip to Italy this month. Inside this Inner Circle edition, you’ll learn...   1. Why you’re never fully prepared until you get into the game2. How you can take advantage of this fact and succeed with German3. How you can do so with the Premium Custom Lists App