Best way to learn German

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Best way to learn German

Posted 24 August 2009 - 08:36 PM

I desperately need some recommendations for a way to independently learn German. I am going into my third year of German (my schedule will not permit me to take a different language), but I am having a lot of issues due to the teacher (it may just be her teaching style :\ ).

A book seems to be the best way to learn it right now but I would like to know if anyone has a better recommendation. I didn't do very well last year and I really need to do well this year.

Thanks in advance for any answers :)

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Re: Best way to learn German

Posted 24 August 2009 - 08:55 PM

I suggest immersing yourself in it as much as possible. Study German grammar, and vocabulary, read German news articles/books, listen to German media like music/TV/whatever, that kinda stuff.

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Re: Best way to learn German

Posted 24 August 2009 - 09:05 PM

IRC.

You can find all sorts of German chat rooms, & you'll get instant grammar corrections as well as I found that it helped me pick up spelling easier.
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Re: Best way to learn German

Posted 25 August 2009 - 07:24 AM

I've never tried it, but the Rosetta Stone software series comes highly recommend (if you have 200 bucks burning a hole in your pocket that is).
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Re: Best way to learn German

Posted 11 September 2009 - 07:08 AM

Some libraries will have the Rosetta stone software or something like it for free. There's also lots of language exchange/penpal services online.
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Re: Best way to learn German

Posted 11 September 2009 - 08:13 AM

Go to Germany for a week or two :o, you'll pick it up really quick. I'm in my 5th year of german and the best way Ive learned is through hearing it spoken so maybe some CDs.
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Re: Best way to learn German

Posted 11 September 2009 - 08:24 AM

I second that (if it is time/monetarily feasible), I was fluent when I lived in Germany for 2 years. It's sort of slipped over the last few though. :(

Verdammt!
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Re: Best way to learn German

Posted 11 September 2009 - 08:44 AM

Podcasts - I picked up one on Italian before and learned alot.
Libraries - A nerds best friend. (Mine too)
Video Games - A few world war two games and you'll be shouting german in no time.
Rammstein!
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Re: Best way to learn German

Posted 11 September 2009 - 08:46 AM

View PostNykc, on 11 Sep, 2009 - 08:44 AM, said:

Video Games - A few world war two games and you'll be shouting german in no time.
Rammstein!



:wub:

Listening to some right now.
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Re: Best way to learn German

Posted 11 September 2009 - 08:48 AM

I love Rammstein. I used to understand all their songs, but I've lost all my German. ((Though all their songs are about sex or eating peoples dongs and such, so it wasn't hard lol))
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Re: Best way to learn German

Posted 11 September 2009 - 08:59 AM

My 3 year old sings and enjoys "Du Hast" lol.
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Posted 11 September 2009 - 09:03 AM

Lol, isn't that song about him knocking up a chick and refuses to marry her or something? XD
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Re: Best way to learn German

Posted 11 September 2009 - 09:26 AM

http://herzeleid.com...hnsucht#du_hast
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Re: Best way to learn German

Posted 11 September 2009 - 09:30 AM

I have the american version too and I thought it was saying
"You Hate Me"

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Re: Best way to learn German

Posted 11 September 2009 - 09:32 AM

God help us all. ;)
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