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Absolute Beginner #25 - German Practice Makes German Perfect
Learn German with GermanPod101.com! After showing up first to have a drink at a party in Germany, others slowly begin to trickle in. You were worried that you might be the only one there. It turns out to be quite nice with not too many people. You meet some new people, but have to really listen to what they are saying because you are used to reading German more than interacting with people in German, and German speech is different from what Germans write. You should be okay though - you don't get out enough to interact with German speakers, so this is good practice for you. After all, practice makes perfect, right? Learning German with GermanPod101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn German! This German lesson will teach you about colloquial German. Do you speak how you write? Well, neither do Germans! We'll also tell you about going out in Germany. Get ready to stay in and learn some more German! Then 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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Absolute Beginner S3 #15 - Who are You Making Plans with in German?
Learn German with GermanPod101.com! Germany experiences all four seasons during the year, which means that you need to think about the weather before you plan an event or activity. In the summer, you'll be abe to do more outdoor activities—even sitting outside at restaurants to eat! But don't worry—there is always a fun way to spend the day in Germany, even when the weather is bad! In this lesson, you will learn about how to talk about your plans for the day. Our conversation takes place at school, after classes, where two classmates will be speaking in informal 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!
Video Culture Class: German Holidays #20 - Day of Repentance and Prayer
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 Day of Repentance and Prayer 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!
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.  
Absolute Beginner S3 #14 - Going Out Carrying German Books
Learn German with GermanPod101.com! Reading is an important part of life for many Germans. As you travel through Germany, you will see many chain bookstores and even small, independently-owned book shops that sell a wide variety of literature. Whenever you visit your German friend's family, you get to see her dad's library and hear about his favorite books! And luckily for you, he lets you borrow them too. In this lesson, you will learn about how to talk about your hobbies. Our conversation takes place at a German language school, where two classmates will be speaking in informal 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!