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Lernen Sie trennbare Verben Learn separable verbs

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Today you get to learn separable verbs (trennbare Verben) just like one of my German clients!

This is a technique I've used with dozens of German learners and it makes separable verbs a kinaesthetic exercise--and that in two different ways.

You'll need to do one thing and to get one supply to have ready when you start the video.

Step 1

Download this PDF of 4x6 cards and print them, or simply use them to make your own cards if you can't print them. You can also use small cards or slips of...

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Ein Gedicht: Wenn die Hoffnung nicht wär

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Guten Morgen allerseits!

Heute habe ich ein Gedicht für euch. So können Sie das Gedicht lernen:

1. Laden Sie das PDF herunter und lesen Sie das Gedicht.

PDF herunterladen

2. Schlagen Sie Wörter nach, die Ihnen neu sind. Schreiben Sie einen Kommentar, wenn Sie eine Frage haben.

3. Schauen Sie das Video.

4. Schauen Sie das Video nochmal und sprechen Sie mit.

5. Sprechen Sie das Gedicht laut vor. Gut ist's!

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Good morning everyone!

Today I have a poem for you. Here's how you can learn this...

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Was wollen Sie jetzt lernen?

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Liebe Leserinnen, liebe Leser,

auf Deutsch:

mit der neuen Website gibt es einiges an kostenlose Materialien für Sie. Ich möchte Ihnen mehr zum Lernen anbieten, da wir uns in einer sehr außergewöhnlichen Situation befinden. Aber dafür brauche ich Informationen von Ihnen.

Was möchten Sie von mir für Deutsch? Was wollen Sie in den nächsten Wochen lernen? Und *wie* wollen Sie es lernen?

auf Englisch:

With the new website there are quite a few free...

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Was war im Klub im November?

im Klub November 2019Und was gibt es im Dezember?

The GermanWithNicole Klub is a membership site I introduced on October 1 and there you can read news articles, download activities like crossword puzzles and learn more German grammar with activities I've created just for you.

It's fun to give you the highlights of what activities people received in November and December.

There are only 3 activities per month, unless it's a 5-week month, then there are 4 activities, and there is always one week off per month....

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Was war im Klub im Oktober? Aktivitäten im Herbst

im Klub Oktober 2019For those of you who are new to GermanWithNicole.com, you have a wide variety of activities to choose from here.

You can read the blog posts, download printables and find excellent resources that I've recommended.

You can sign up for the Klub and learn German on your own schedule.

You can sign up to take private lessons and get one-on-one instruction for the price of a community college course.

The Klub is new to everyone this month so it's a good time for you to find out what was in the...

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Haben Sie den Klub schon gesehen?

Klub EröffnungHave you seen the Klub already?

The GermanWithNicole Klub is open to the first seven countries* and I'm so excited to help all of you learn more German and have an enjoyable time doing so!

If you want to learn more German at your own pace with clear explanations and easy-to-understand activities, then the Klub is for you!

Get all the details here on this page, including how you can get your own, free copy of my eBook "How to Grow Your Own German Verb Garden" and how to save 25% on your first...

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Der Klub ist eröffnet! The Klub is Open!

Klub EröffnungSie haben darauf gewartet und jetzt ist er hier: der Klub ist eröffnet!

You've been waiting and now it's here: the Klub is open!

The GermanWithNicole Klub is open to the first seven countries* and I'm so excited to help all of you learn more German and have an enjoyable time doing so!

If you want to learn more German at your own pace with clear explanations and easy-to-understand activities, then the Klub is for you!

Get all the details here on this page.



The best news is, if you sign up now...

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The #1 Way People Fail at German

Fail at GermanHow many times have you heard this: somebody traveled to Germany and came back with a story that ends with "Gee, I'm glad somebody spoke English!" ?

If I had a dollar for every time I've heard that story...

Most of the people who tell me this story have actually (tried many times) to learn German. But they didn't ever really learn anything. And they all sound the same, because they all have one thing in common. One thing that they all did wrong when they were learning German.



They tried to

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3 Things I Say When Clients Don't Do Their Homework

no German homeworkI do not have German students, I have German clients.

This creates a different kind of dynamic than you’d find in some classroom settings, but my clients still get homework in their lessons. Sometimes they get a lot of homework, sometimes they get little homework, but when they don’t do their homework, I do have something to say about it.

Here are the three things they often hear me say, which probably aren't what you'd expect.



Sometimes clients look really, really guilty and then they tell...

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Why I Loathe Trick Questions

Trick Questions GermanHeads-up: this is a rant post.

A long time ago I used a German book for both classes and lessons that wasn’t a good fit for either population. I didn’t like the layout, I didn’t like the cartoons, the instructions weren’t always clear, and sometimes the workbook exercises differed from what was in the chapter.

That made teaching with this book difficult, and it created an excessive amount of prep work, which caused me a lot of stress, because it also didn’t answer my students’ many questions....

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