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Learning German What is the best strategy for learning German? I learned conversational German through listening to what is around me but when it comes to reading and writing i find myself confused i think also the word order.

Any advice would be very appreciated


Feb 14, 2018 11:21 AM
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You can find some texts on this Website:

They include also some questions about the content of the text and some exercises.

Perhaps you can find there something that interests you :-)
February 14, 2018

If you already have more or less of a grasp on spoken German, I'd say it's time for the grammar book/website and some easier pieces of reading...such as graded readers (Easy Readers) or parallel texts. These you can find in the UK very easily. German word order is complex and it's best learned by reading up a little on the rules...and then lots and lots and lots of examples. 

If you have problems reading, then there is only 1 solution: read more! It's the learning by doing principal. The more you expose yourself to the written language, the easier it will become. 

February 14, 2018
Easily resolve your "confidence issue" in language learning like this: First of, let go of all the strategies that haven't helped you so far (some learners tend to stick to them despite their not being useful). Then, learn reading through writing. And for writing, make sure you get immediate feedback after every exercise (constructive feedback, of course ;) ), either from a book or a teacher or native speaker. Also consider that you've mastered one language already (your mother tongue). Thus, you can do it again. Just being aware of this can move mountains. ;)
February 14, 2018
Thank you :D I have varies books currently  though I think it is more a confidence issue which I s why it is taking me time to click! It’s in y mind but bringing it forward is taking some effort:D but practice will make perfect I am sure.
February 14, 2018
Language Skills
English, French, German, Norwegian, Swiss German
Learning Language
French, German, Norwegian, Swiss German