General Language Learning Advice
Short quiz on language learning strategies, German 101 course procedures, and a few basic expressions.
Keeping Up With German In Spring/Summer
for learning German on your own
Advice on buying and using a dictionary A short summary. More detailed advice on using a dictionary, oriented somewhat towards essay-writing, is under "Schreiben" below.
in German without Thinking in English
on Using a Dictionary Includes some practice exercises!
and Usage Advice Written for students at the 200-
you should chew gum in class?
will learn much more effectively if you are motivated.
Take a look at some of the sites below and compile your
own list of reasons why you want to study German. Then
use this list to set yourself some concrete goals for
today, for this week, for this semester, and for the
Study German 12 great reasons
justaddgerman.org Website produced by the Goethe
Institut providing a wide variety of motivational materials / reasons to study German.
nach Englisch" Posters Here you can download
scaled down versions of three posters created by the Goethe Institut
Inter Nationes, listing in alphabetical order a range
of German-English cognates (i.e. words that are very
similar in both languages). You can also order the complete series of six posters.
Masemann's Homepage The videos on the front page of this site include eloquent statements from students at other universities on why they are studying German.
Ten Reasons to Learn German A compact summary compiled by the Goethe Institut
Why We Should Learn German Eloquent article by the best-selling novelist John Le Carré (The Spy Who Came in from the Cold etc.), written in 2017, shortly after the "Brexit" vote.
for the language requirement in the College of LS&A
at the University of Michigan