How I’m absorbing German – A minute-by-minute chronicle of week 1

I started absorbing German one week ago. And I decided to time everything. I’m singing a song? Time it. I’m looking for resources? Time it. I’m writing my first German lines? Time it!   And here it is in this post. Everything I did this week, minute by minute. I divided my days into several …

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How to finally master the guttural r (in French, German, Portuguese, Dutch, … )

Disclaimer: This post is not for the fainthearted. The guttural r is this nasty greasy sound that seems so weird to foreigners. You find it in French, German, Dutch, and Portuguese, among others. The goal of this post is NOT to make you sound like a native speaker of your target language. The goal of …

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How to absorb a foreign language with music

I love traveling. And I love connecting with people I meet abroad. That’s why I love learning foreign languages. For me, learning a new language is not about textbooks, flashcards, endless lists of vocabulary, and weird grammar rules. For me, learning a new language is about communication. It’s about relationships, and meeting people you connect …

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