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Easy German Book Club Gefahr am Strand

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Have you ever tried reading a book in German? If not, then I've got a wonderful suggestion for you.

"Gefahr am Strand" is a 30-page book written in German at an A1 (beginner's) level. Each chapter is 1-3 pages long and the whole story takes place in Sankt Peter-Ording, a popular vacation destination for Germans.

Here's the description from the back cover:

"Toni, 15, freut sich riesig auf die Sommerferien. Er möchte mit seinen Freunde…

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Buchgemeinschaft Sept. 11: Gefahr am Strand

Easy German Book Club Gefahr am Strand

Die beliebte Buchgemeinschaft ist zurück!

Our popular book club is back!

The September, 2018 Buchgemeinschaft selection is

"Gefahr am Strand" by Andrea Maria Wagner.

Because we are not yet done with summer! Wir sind noch nicht mit dem Sommer fertig!

"Gefahr am Strand" is from the "Stadt, Land, Fluss..." series, which is wonderful because the books

  • have short chapters of 1-3 pages so you can read it quickly.
  • take place in actual locations you can visit in Germany so it's realistic.
  • use…

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Register Now for "Blinder Passagier" - Starts Tuesday!

Easy German Book Club Blinder Passagier

The next Buchgemeinschaft meeting begins next week on Dienstag, der 15. Mai. If you're interested in joining us, I invite you to check out the details below and in the event posting (click the button at the bottom).

Buchgemeinschaft is an easy-reader book club for clients at the A1-A2 levels of German. This month's story is Blinder Passagier, about a stow-away on a boat motoring down the Rhine River. The story has short chapters of just 1-3 pages and uses mainly the present tense. It's jam-pack…

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Introducing: Easy German Book Club! »Buchgemeinschaft«

Introducing Easy German Book Club Buchgemeinschaft

Now that you know what "A1" means on your book it's time to know that there are more resources available for you to learn German at your current level.

Welcome to

Easy German Book Club


a new, A1 level book club

for German learners

This book club is for beginners, A1 learners, people who are re-learning German. Yes, this means YOU!
A handful of clients and I developed the format and they *loved* it. First everyone purchased the book and read it and made flashcards w…

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4 Reasons Minimalists Should Learn German (And Why German is Easier than English!)

4 Reasons Minimalists Should Learn German

If you are already living with less or a minimum amount of possessions, or would like to, this philosophy works in your favor when learning German. Experience a language which is significantly more predictable than English; German is a great language to explore!

You'll also discover here how, in many ways, German is actually easier than English. I say this as a native English speaker, a near-native German speaker, and an instructor for both languages.

Of course both languages have their own un…

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5 Easy Books for A1 (Beginning) German Learners

5 Easy Books for Beginning German Learners

And how to get the most out of each book!

If you are an A1 German learner, then that means you are at the beginning level of German. You're a beginner. It stays that way for a while.

The A1 level is key for you because it gives you the basics of German grammar. A1 is the foundational level for all other levels. I frequently tell people

Think of the A1 level like the foundation of your house. You can't build a house on sand. So if you don't have a good foundation, you're going to have a lot …

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5 Reasons Why You Still Can't Speak German

5 Reasons Why You Still Can't Speak German
Frustration can run pretty high when you take a German class but you just can’t seem to speak it correctly. The baker in Germany doesn’t understand you so you have to point and the person you ask for directions switches to English. Maybe you realize in a press conference that you can't speak German. Yikes!
So why is it that you have taken class after class or lesson after lesson, but you still can’t speak German? There might be more than one reason, and here are five that are common themes a…

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What are the Best Books for Learning German?

What are the Best Books for Learning German

Often on Pinterest I'll run across a blog post from someone teaching their kids German whether in their freetime or homeschool, and they'll post a picture of their German learning materials. They use anything and everything including:

  • magazines
  • newspapers
  • blog posts
  • flyers
  • advertisements
  • pamphlets
  • brochures
  • library books
  • travel guides
  • maps
  • dictionaries
  • grammar guides
  • kids books
  • novels
  • literature

and anything else they can get their hands on. These have specific value as they …

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How I Learned German in 6 Months

How I Learned German in 6 Months

There isn't much of a secret to language learning because it's all about working with the language as much as possible over a length of time. However I can give you tips on how I learned to speak German fluently (and I mean--I could say anything I wanted or needed to say) within about 6 months. Konjunktiv II? Kein Thema. Polite discourse? Absolut! Telling someone off? That, too.

Don't get me wrong--learning German in 6 months was really tough. I started at an A2 level (the second-lowest level) …

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Wiederholen Sie, bitte!

Wiederholen Sie bitte

5 Ways to Re-Use Your German & Learn More in the Process

There is one key ingredient to students who learn the most in their German lessons:  they repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat.

My first German teacher was (and surely still is) an excellent instructor. She told me if I wanted to learn a new word in German, I'd have to use it 28 times.

28 times!! That's a lot of repetition. (If that's an average, sometimes it goes faster--say 20 repetitions, and sometimes it takes longer, say 40 repet…

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