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Want short explanations, interactive exercises and immediate feedback? A patient teacher who is always there for you? German grammar with practical take-aways?

Good. Because that’s exactly what I do around here.

The idea for this video blog emerged in Singapore. Far from German-speaking countries it is super difficult for students to get enough speaking practice to embrace complex concepts like the three genders, the plural forms and the different cases. Even when you live in Germany, it’s not so easy.

Videos can help with many of the problems German learners face on their journey. With videos you can:

  • listen to explanations as often as you like
  • practice articles, plural forms and vocabulary in complete sentences
  • consolidate grammatical structures and aquire fluency
  • get speaking practice in a secure environment
  • get a feel for the pronunciation
  • improve listening comprehension
  • understand the complex ins and outs of German sentence structure
  • get visual help through the use of pictures, colours and transcripts
  • learn faster and avoid bad habits through immediate feedback

...and all while relaxing on the sofa and enjoying your beverage of choice ☕️. Come to think of it, it's really too good to be true! 

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Who is this blog for?

If you are attending a German class (end of level A1, A2 , B1 or B2) and want to progess easier and faster or if you want to revise, this blog is for you. 

Are the videos in German?

Na klar, I teach German in German, (of course 🙃). And I'll let you know which is the best level for each video.

Music and Songs

Who doesn't love music? Music is a huge help when it comes to language learning. You can listen. You can sing along. You get a feel for the rhythm of the language. Generally, to fully understand and appreciate the lyrics of most songs your level needs to be B2, at least.

What to do? I think beginners should work with the music they love, even if they only understand very little at first. Let's experiment. I will introduce some German bands and songs in my blog posts. See whether you like them. I will help you understand some of the text, the music will do the rest.

How long does it take to learn German?

"My philological studies have satisfied me that a gifted person ought to learn English (barring spelling and pronouncing) in thirty hours, French in thirty days, and German in thirty years… Only the dead have time to learn it.”
Mark Twain

T'ain't so! Together let's prove that Mark Twain was wrong. True, learning German, like learning any language, takes a big effort. But it's also great fun. And it can be done in (much) less than a lifetime, I am sure.

 
Hallo, ich bin Ulrike Raghunath. Now based in Zürich, Switzerland, I am ridiculously passionate about teaching my mother tongue. The videos are a labour of love. I am trying to make them the best they can be. Please visit them often and let me know how you are doing or if you have any questions. You can use the form below or write comments on the blog. I'll be thrilled to hear from you and will get back to you as soon as I can.

Hallo, ich bin Ulrike Raghunath.

Now based in Zürich, Switzerland, I am ridiculously passionate about teaching my mother tongue.

The videos are a labour of love. I am trying to make them the best they can be. Please visit them often and let me know how you are doing or if you have any questions. You can use the form below or write comments on the blog. I'll be thrilled to hear from you and will get back to you as soon as I can.

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