Last week I talked about French. Even if you are older, you are likely not too old to learn French. If you missed it, that tip (along with hundreds of others) is here: https://dwanethomas.com/tip-week-archives/
This week I am here to talk about German.
I am not learning German for the first time. I used to live in Germany. My family used to live this tiny little, hardly on the map town: Leideneck.
After coming back to America, I got distracted by Latin. I dropped German for a long time. Now, I am attempting to re-learn it.
Here are four resources I am using to re-kindle the German in my head:
Resource #1: For grammar, The Magic Key to German by Margarita Madrigal. I taught this book online for a few months. In fact, we just finished this book yesterday. The book is out of print and is too expensive. You can find a free .pdf copy of the book here: https://dwanethomas.com/german-resources/
Resource #2: For conversational German I sometimes watch the Extra series.
Resource #3: For listening I almost always listen to SlowGerman.com. I’ve been listening to this podcast for years. It was one of the first podcasts I found.
Resource #4: For listening and reading, I enjoy reading the Bible in German. You can do both here: https://live.bible.is/bible/DEUHOF/MAT/1
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What I am reading these days:
I am always listening to the Old and New Testament in some language. Since I am trying to master French and Spanish, I am listening to the Old Testament in French. To practice Spanish, I’ve been listening to the New Testament in Spanish. Both are available on Scribd.
For some reason, I decided to listen to The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William Shirer. I have always wanted to read it. It was available at my local library this week, so I started reading it. I am listening to it on Libby. Not sure I will finish it. It’s a little depressing. Obviously. And, it’s 57 hours long! But… I also find it fascinating, so I am going to try to finish it.