Tag Archives: German

Pulling My Finger Out

With the failure of my Fluent in 3 Months language challenge and the depressing realisation that everyone in my class speaks better German than I do, I have decided to pull my finger out and get serious about learning German. … Continue reading

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Improve Your German with a Web Series

As you know I’m always on the lookout for ways to improve my German, especially my ability to understand spoken German. The website Young Germany has a section that is full of great resources to help improve your German. One … Continue reading

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Reading My First German Books

In an attempt to improve my German, I’m starting once more to make an effort to read German children’s books.  Last week, I read my first proper books in German.  Yes, they are still children’s books, but I’ve graduated from … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Week One

I have now been speaking German in the office for one week. In that week, I’ve come to realised just how much German I need to learn.  It is a little daunting, but I always knew that the road ahead … Continue reading

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Day 1 of the Fluent in 3 Months Language Challenge

With the Tag der Deutschen Einheit (German Reunification Day) holiday on Monday, yesterday was my first day in the office speaking only German. The good news is that I survived it.  The even better news is that it was nowhere … Continue reading

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Fluent in 3 Months? My New Language Challenge

I’ve been really inspired by Benny The Irish Polygot’s blog Fluent in 3 Months (go read it now!) and now that I’ve decided that I’m staying in Germany, it is time to get off my butt and do something about … Continue reading

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Was ist grün und sitzen an Klavier?

The group dynamics at Improv have shifted.  When I first started it was made up primarily of expats with a sprinkling of Germans who spoke English.  Now it has changed to half expats and half Germans who speak English, which … Continue reading

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