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I'm learning German now, so I need help. How could I learn German in the shortest time and with the maximal sucsess?  What do you think about it?

Feb 23, 2018 7:23 PM
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Hello. I started learning German a while ago, but could not get it going. Recently I've started to study it again and decided to take this year to improve it as much as I can.

For Grammar, I quite like Assimil as it eases you into it, instead of presenting lots of crazy stuff at first.

I used Pimsleur to start speaking, as I didn't feel prepared for real conversations at first.

Nowadays I try to speak at least a little bit of German every week (thanks to my lovely Italki teachers) and I am quite satisfied with my progress.

I also try to make German a part of my day life, so I listen to songs, write notebook entries, watch series, read and my mobile is also in the language.

Hope some of these can work for you. Good luck!

March 3, 2018
Allie, thank you very much for your recomendations! Good luck!
March 5, 2018
Thanks to everybody for your advices! I will put maximum efforts to speak German fluently!
March 11, 2018


Sorry, I didn't see your answer before. You're more than welcome.

I saw you are a beginner in German, so you may like this

It's a series developed by Deutsche Welle. It's the story of Nico in Germany. You watch a small video and can do activities regarding the subject studied. There are lessons for different levels, from A1 to B2. They don't take long and you practise listening and some grammar (you also write and speak a little). It can be a way to start without having to buy/download lots of things.

This site has many other lessons as well which you may like (they are all free).

Kim's suggestions are also really nice. Reading is an excellent way to learn vocabulary and 30 min a day can take your further than you'd imagine.

As for writing skills, the Notebook entries on Italki are great!

March 7, 2018

I just got this suggestion and I really like it, but I think it depends also on how much time you have. And I intuatively kind of started this way my self  just not as organised.

start out with Pronounciation and letters and this basic

650 vocabularies in the start, 30 per day, with a sentence to use the context method, and best with pictures instead native language, using a flash card system with repition. I do paper cards with dates, anki is good if you liek to work with the pc

take a grammar book and work through it, a chapter a day, with making up your own sentences imitating given examples to practice, best if you have someone to correct it.

then take a dictionary with the most common 2000 words, you already know a great deal of them by then

then start reading 30 min a day and listen to anything in the target language.

I think that is roughly what I got told 

And I am going to work like that with my current language and I might even fresh up others I never really learned one by one doing it this way

March 7, 2018
Language Skills
Croatian, English, German, Russian
Learning Language
Croatian, English, German