Jan. 3, 2021

Learning German

Learning German

Happy 2021!

Ringing in the new year in the midst of a pandemic makes it hard to set lots of goals for the year ahead. There are so many unknowns about the upcoming months.

One thing you CAN do, even during a lockdown, even from home, even for free, is learn a language. I'm 5 years into learning German and still have plenty I could improve on. Of course, to learn German, or any language, a course is a great idea. But if you can't take a class due to money, access, or whatever, no fear. Here are some free methods that are available to everyone.




TV Shows

I sat down with my former German teacher turned Tandem partner turned friend, Jenny, who studies Deutsch als Fremdsprache, or German as a foreign language.

We explained why Tandem partnerships are so effective, advocated for labeling everything in your room/apartment/home/office/life auf Deutsch, vented about akkusative and dativ, and swapped our favorite German-language TV shows, podcasts, books, and more.

You can listen to it here.

To hear two people who are learning German share their funniest and most embarassing stories about language learning, check out Becomg Bilingual.