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Marusca Vlad
I need help in learning German

Hi!

I have started to learn German a while ago and one of the reason for doing this is because I want to work as an engineer in Germany. And for that I need to know German. I have reached a level where I stopped learning, not because I don't want to but because the method that I am using is not efficient for the next level. At the moment I might say I am at A2 maybe a B1 in reading. What I want from you is some new methods, how do you learn, from what books, how are you doing it. I know that a speaking partner would be great, but I can't find it.

Thank you!

Jul 19, 2016 1:52 PM
Comments · 5

I don't know why but it is indeed difficult to find an enthusiastic speaking partner. Maybe because I have only a short time window at my disposal. Who knows...

I read a lot in my target language, watch movies (if possible) in English and try to write more often in English. Even when I'm reading in my native language I ask myself if knew the word/phrase in my target language. Furthermore, I podcast short episodes in my target language. That way I get my motivation. 

I never did this before. But now I read out loud  more often.

July 19, 2016

hey,

nice to meet u.

I am patrizia,italian.Same problem,my german is still in the same level...b1.

I would love to have ocnversations...I need german for my job( i am a doctor) and because I love it!

thanks ;)

August 13, 2016
Thank you! I will try librivox.org to see what's all about. And yeah, sometimes German look's like an impossible language....
August 13, 2016
I listen to stories from librivox.org and read them if I don't understand. I also read a lot on an electronic reader because it is easy to look up words in a dictionary so you can read things above your level. I listen to songs and memorize the lyrics. I think slow news from dw are really useful but I don't listen to them much because I just don't like listening to news. I have good language partners too. But nothing seams to work. Sorry I have to break it to you, but it is simply not possible to learn German. I'm joking of course, but there is a bit of truth in every joke.
August 12, 2016
Thank you! Good advice! But again, finding movies in German can be sometimes difficult and to have at least a subtitle in English.
July 19, 2016
Marusca Vlad
Language Skills
English, German, Romanian
Learning Language
English, German