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Pronunciation S2 #1 - German Vowels
Learn German with GermanPod101.com! You are in Germany with a group of friends that have toured Germany before and are more fluent than you are in the German language. You find this to your advantage because your German is a little rusty and you don't want to get caught saying the wrong thing in German. As you and your friends are enjoying a little bit of the German nightlife, you are explaining in German to some new German acquaintances that you are from an island off the coast of America when they crack up laughing. You can already tell that you have done it again and messed up your German. Your friends explain to you in German that your pronunciation of the German word "island" came out wrong, so you actually said in German, "I came here from a hedgehog in America." Your new German acquaintances find you quite amusing and begin asking you questions to see what your German reply will be. They, along with your friends, begin helping you with your German by pronouncing German vowels correctly. By the end of the night, you have managed to speak well in German and tell your new German acquaintances, "You are all great teachers. Thanks for the help." At least that's what you thought you said! Learning German with GermanPod101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn German! In this German pronunciation series, we will teach you all you need to know about German vowel sounds, articulation of those German sounds, and indications for the German vowel sounds. That way, when you head to Germany, you can relay the correct information and not be laughed at. After you finish touring and talking in Germany, you can head back to GermanPod101.com for more exciting German lessons! While you're there, leave us a message.  
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!
Intermediate Lesson #10 - Rammstein - Sonne
We've listened to you! Here finally we are presenting a Rammstein song: Sonne. The German words are quite easy and the song is very repetitive in a way, but it's still open to a lot of interpretations and speculations. Grammar-wise we will look at some intermediate usages of numbers, and the culture section is dedicated to German school grades. Listen to today's song on Youtube. This is a song that should not be missing in any Rammstein fan's collection, so if you like it, buy it from Amazon.com. International visitors will have to go to 7digital instead.
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Absolute Beginner S3 #10 - It’s Imperative You Learn to Ride a German Bus!
Learn German with GermanPod101.com! As you travel through Germany, you'll definitely want to take advantage of the country's excellent bus system. German buses can be tricky, though, and if you make a mistake, you may end up far away from where you wanted to go! But don't worry—this lesson will teach you everything you need to know to navigate around Germany like a pro! In this lesson, you will learn how to give commands in German. Our conversation takes place in a German home, where Kate and Mrs. Kirsch, who don't know each other very well, will be speaking formal German. Visit us at GermanPod101.com, where you will find many more fantastic French lessons and learning resources! Leave us a message while you are there!
Intermediate Lesson #1 - Männer - Herbert Grönemeyer
Learning German has just become more enjoyable! The topic of this new intermediate series is "Learn German through songs". In each of these lessons we will present a German song to you and then learn some useful intermediate-level vocabulary and grammar from it. Today we'll start with the song "Männer" by famous German singer Herbert Grönemeyer. The song is an oldie but a goodie. As the series progresses, we will present all kinds of German music to you, from old to new and from rock to hiphop, so stay tuned! If you don't yet have today's song, you can hear an excerpt of it 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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