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News #139 - The 1 Hack For Speaking Real-Life German: Line by Line Scripts For Any Conversation
Have you noticed how most conversations use the same phrases and questions? For example, if you’re introducing yourself, you’ll use: “Hello.” “How are you?” “What’s your name?” Did you know you can take advantage of this predictability to speak better German?Click here to get 20% OFF Premium & unlock unlimited GermanPod101 access! In this Sunday News, find out how you can handle almost any conversation with GermanPod101 lessons! This is one German learning hack most people ignore. Since most conversations use the same lines, you can easily prepare with the most common questions, answers and phrases.   Learn with GermanPod101 on the go on your Android, iPhone, iPad or Kindle Fire. Download the Innovative Language 101 App for FREE!
Absolute Beginner S3 #25 - An Exhausting Day in Germany
Learn German with GermanPod101.com! Most tourists know to visit the Reichstag and the Brandenburger Tor, but there are so many other sites in Berlin that you may not have heard of! After you've seen the most famous destinations, take the time to wander down the city's famous shopping district streets or walk beneath the linden trees on Unter den Linden. You can also visit a historical checkpoint from the times of the Berlin Wall or stop by the KaDeWe for some overpriced global goods. There is something for everyone in Berlin, and by the time you'll leave, you may have found some amazing destinations of your own! In this lesson, you will learn how to politely decline a request. This conversation takes place in Berlin's city center between Mrs. Kirsche and Kate, who are host family friends and will be speaking formal German. Visit us at GermanPod101.com, where you will find many more fantastic German lessons and learning resources! Leave us a message while you are there!
News #136 - What do successful German learners do differently? Listen to these 3 crucial rules.
2014 is halfway through. 80% of learners that set a German learning resolution back in January have given up already. Then, there’s the 20% that will stick to their goals and succeed.Click here to get 6-Month Premium for $66 & exclusive Inner Circle access!What are they doing differently? And why do most learners fail their goals?This is exactly what our GermanPod101 Inner Circle Members learn and use to their advantage: the success strategies and tested methods for mastering German. In this Sunday News, you get a sneak peek at the Inner Circle and find out how you can join this exclusive newsletter during our 6-month Challenge.
Beginner Lesson S2 #24 - I’m Proud to Be Making Progress in German!
Learn German with GermanPod101.com! You're in Germany, meeting with an important investor with your company, but you're not too nervous. After all, the company is doing very well, sales are up, and you're about to launch a promising new product sure to be popular in the German market. It's this new product that your investor is interested in. "What's the news on your new project?" he asks in German. You reply, using the German you learned in your lessons, "Since we've already done some market studies, we should have the data earlier, and the earlier we can prepare for the market. Good idea, isn't it?" The investor looks skeptical. "Um, I really think in our field, the data must be really up-to-date..." he says in German. "Oh, uh, yes, of course," you stutter. You feel yourself start to sweat. Looks like this meeting won't go as well as you thought! Learning German with GermanPod101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn German! This Beginner German lesson continues our sessions on the nuances of German grammar. Here we learn all about the German dative case, which we use for indirect objects and after prepositions; for example, you'll learn how to say "I give him the book" in German. And if you're especially proud about something you did, we'll show you how to express that the German way. Visit us at GermanPod101.com, where you will find many more fantastic German lessons and learning materials! Leave us a message while you are there!
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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.