finally I finished the German tree
After almost three month I finished the German tree, German is very hard, and yet still when I hear German real time I find it very hard to understand what should I do next
Deutsche Welle bietet langsam gesprochene Nachrichten auf Deutsch. Du kannst die aktuellen Nachrichten hören und mitlesen. So kannst du dein Hörverstehen verbessern.
Deutsche Welle offers news in slow German. You can listen to the news and read along. That way, you can improve your listening skills.
Deutsche Welle offers a lot of things under their "Learn German" tab, and I'd personally suggest you try something a bit easier than newspapers if you've only been learning German for three months. No harm in reading advanced material, but it may not be all too effective.
Congratulations on finishing your German tree. For me, I have been continuing to work on my German tree, to better understand grammar and remember words. Something that has helped me is completing the reverse German tree. The additional exercises and new words help me improve my German and help reinforce and supplement my learning. Best wishes with your learning. A Lingot for you.
Congratulations!! Three months is a short time. There are many resources you can use to continue. http://www.dw.com/en/learn-german/s-2469 this has two good courses German Interactive and Deutsch Warum Nicht, both of them are very good. Also there are a lot of good videos in Youtube.
Hi! Congratulations on finishing your German tree! Reverse trees are really great here, they will teach you more and from a slightly different perspective. I've been focusing on EN-FR and FR-EN, and just started German. I love it! All nouns are capitalized, how fabulous I'm in noun heaven. Then I discovered the verbs, and am in verb hell. But it's still tremendously fun learning! I can't wait to be where you are, but I'm guessing it's going to take a lot longer for me. What an accomplishment you've managed to achieve! Way to go! :-)
I will consider the reverse tree but after some practice people above gave me many useful materials German is very hard though I think the most difficult for me was adjectives and adverbs you have to do them slowly never mind the progress I feel I went much quicker than I supposed but I will do the reverse If I found time thank you for the support hope you all the best
Do you live anywhere near a German conversation group? I found one on meetup.com, but universities often have clubs as well. Knowing you're going to speak German with real people is even better motivation than Lingots. :) I have one month before my next German meetup, and I'm determined to speak for at least ten minutes of it. What I say may be boring (I'm an absolute beginner, and there's only so much I can learn in 30 days), but it will be in German!
Meanwhile, the resources you've been told about already are invaluable. I also got an ebook and audiobook of Cafe in Berlin. It's short stories for beginners, so the narrator speaks very slowly; for now, that's what I need. If radio, TV, and fluent speakers are too fast for you, it might be worth checking out.
Be patient. It took me a few years before I was comfortable speaking in Spanish with native speakers, and a few more years before I could comfortably talk about issues that interest me (politics, history, literature...), and even still, twenty years later, I am shocked by how much more I need to learn. Rather than being frustrated by this, I am excited that improving my Spanish will be a lifelong endeavor. I hope to feel the same about German once I reach a comfortable level.
that was very informative, unfortunately I am in KSA no body speaks German near and even No universities teach German I have to do it all ONLINE after all these comments i come to know that It will take long time to be familiar with German, but every day I feel I am getting better and that is giving me the motivation, about this meetup.com is it only for meeting face to face or maybe there are online groups ? Thanks and wish you all the best
I listen to german through netflix, youtube, german newspapers and spotify. I have a swedish netflix account so it's possible to change the language to german and for some films and series you can get german dub and then I use english or swedish subtitles. I play alot of computer games and some games have german dubs. I am also subscribed to german gaming channels and podcasts on youtube. On youtube I'm subscribed to Slowgerman, gamestar and rocketbeanstv. For german news I usually read welt.de or spiegel.de. They upload news videos you can listen to. If you have spotify you can go to "browse" -> charts -> top 50 by country -> germany. There you will find some german music. They mostly seem to listen to english songs though. But there are some germans songs there aswell.
WooHoo! Congratulations! To practice your listening skills I suggest Slow German (google slow geraman Annik Rubens)
Sie müssen die übungen wieder und wieder machen bis Sie sind schneller ohne die antworten denken...
I also finished the German tree in 3 months and I agree with you that most spoken German is still too fast for me to process. To improve my comprehension, I've been listening to free audiobooks offered by LibriVox. They have a limited selection of titles that have been recorded by native German speakers and they include books that I am somewhat familiar with, for instance, Sherlock Holmes and Tom Sawyer. One nice feature of LibriVox is that you can control the speed at which the person speaks.
Congratulations on completing the tree.
hey congratulations. I think you should watch German movies with subtitle, that will be a fun with a learn.