What are good resources for learning German? (Ja Wohl!)

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What are good resources for learning German? (Ja Wohl!)

Post by Scilicet » Thu Apr 07, 2011 0:32

I'm trying to learn German. I've gathered a smattering of the vocabulary over the years, but now I'm getting serious. I'm currently using Byki to learn vocabulary words, and it has helped. I, however, would like some other resources so I can surround myself with German. Does anyone have recommendations for books, Youtube channels, videos, and other materials? Are there any children's books in German available online? I'm a student, so I don't have a lot of money to spend on materials.

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Post by Paramultart » Thu Apr 07, 2011 0:33

Tulip can teach you.

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Post by Commander Spleen » Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:09

I'd also be interested in such resources. German has been one of my passing interests for the past decade, but since I've never really had any particular need for it I haven't pursued it too seriously.

The German Keen community would be a place to surround yourself with the written language.
Are there any children's books in German available online?
Actually, this is something I have been wondering for a while. It occurred to me that I learned a lot of English from children's books, why not try it with German?

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Post by StupidBunny » Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:16

Definitely try the children's books thing. I've found that a great way to keep up my Russian ability now that I have nobody to converse with in the language is to read children's books in the language when I can.

Immersion is still by far the best way to learn a language, but unfortunately it's difficult to surround yourself with people who don't speak English in Germany...
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Post by DaVince » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:07

Not to derail the thread, but while we're on the topic of languages and children's books, I wonder what children's books one would recommend when learning Japanese. (I already know kana, JLPT 4 vocab and about a fourth of JLPT 3 and I am able to read fairly basic sentences.)
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Post by Paramultart » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:21

Get Rosetta Stone. It is by far the most effective learning tool I have ever come across. It teaches you to read, write, and speak in nearly any language simultaneously, and you learn very much in a short amount of time. The program utilizes your own logic and image association so that you pick up the language much like children first learn their native tongue.

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Post by Dynamo » Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:48

you people should learn italian
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Post by Levellass » Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:47

It's the language of love. Wait... that's French.

It's the language of trade. No... I'm thinking of English.

It's the language of culture. No... Latin and German are.

It um.... the country is shaped like a boot!
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Post by VikingBoyBilly » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:27

Paramultart wrote:Get Rosetta Stone. It is by far the most effective learning tool I have ever come across. It teaches you to read, write, and speak in nearly any language simultaneously, and you learn very much in a short amount of time. The program utilizes your own logic and image association so that you pick up the language much like children first learn their native tongue.

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Doesn't that cost... like... MONEY!!??! :O :|
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Garg, I've convinced myself I'd finish my japanese language book on my own and play Mother 2 (not Earthbound. Mother 2), but I just haven't been arsed :(
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Post by tulip » Thu Apr 07, 2011 13:18

I dunno about learning german, but to practice go to the german keen forum like thehackercat did: http://ckfsc.webnwork.com/forum/
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Post by DHeadshot » Thu Apr 07, 2011 14:03

Levellass wrote:It's the language of love. Wait... that's French.

It's the language of trade. No... I'm thinking of English.

It's the language of culture. No... Latin and German are.

It um.... the country is shaped like a boot!
It's the language of Silvio Burlesque-oni - that shoulde be enough... :P
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Post by Scilicet » Thu Apr 07, 2011 14:30

Levellass wrote:It's the language of love. Wait... that's French.

It's the language of trade. No... I'm thinking of English.

It's the language of culture. No... Latin and German are.

It um.... the country is shaped like a boot!
It's the language of music and pasta!

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Post by mortimer » Thu Apr 07, 2011 15:27

I used Tintin books to help learn french
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Post by DHeadshot » Thu Apr 07, 2011 18:33

Scilicet wrote:
Levellass wrote:It's the language of love. Wait... that's French.

It's the language of trade. No... I'm thinking of English.

It's the language of culture. No... Latin and German are.

It um.... the country is shaped like a boot!
It's the language of music and pasta!
That's a point - It's the language of Food!
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Post by Nospike » Thu Apr 07, 2011 19:00

It's the language of spaghetti! *om nom nom*
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