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Take a Free Course on How to Learn a Foreign Language (Like German!)

Take a Free Course on How to Learn a Foreign Language Like German

Has anyone ever actually taught you HOW to learn a foreign language?

I bet not.

Would you like to learn it now, for free?

Or would you prefer to stumble around in the dark, potentially for years, getting nowhere?

If you'd like to learn it now, for free, then here's good news for you!

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This Course Teaches You What to Look For and What to Avoid

You can take the information from this course and apply it to any language you'd…

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Was ist neu hier? Drei Dinge sind neu.

Was ist neu hier_ Drei Dinge sind neu.

What's new at GermanWithNicole in 2020? Three things.

Frohes neues Jahr allerseits!

Ich freue mich sehr, dass wir uns hier in 2020 treffen, und dass Sie dabei sind. Es gibt einige Neuigkeiten hier und ich hoffe, dass Sie dieses Jahr noch viel Deutsch lernen!


Happy New Year, everyone!

I'm really happy that we're all here together in 2020 and that you're reading this. There are a few newsworthy items and I hope that you will learn loads of German this year!


1. Ein neues Firmenzeichen

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Open Lesson Times from November 2019

open lesson times nov 2019Hallo liebe Leserinnen und Leser!

As my teaching studio was full for a long time, it's very exciting today to post more open lesson times.

Lessons take place Tuesdays - Saturdays; times listed are in the Central Time Zone (Milwaukee, WI)

  • Wednesdays at 3.00 p.m. or 5.45 p.m.
  • Fridays at 9.45 a.m., 1.00 p.m., 2.15 pm or 3.30 pm

N.B. if you are on the waiting list for a Saturday lesson time, I've still got you on the list.

If any of these times work for you, please visit the German Lessons page an…

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6 Jahre! 6 Years of GermanWithNicole.com

6 Jahre 6 Years of GermanWithNicole.com

I've never forgotten important dates like my best friend's birthday, but this year I started forgetting a few things.

One of those things I forgot? The 6-year anniversary of this business. July 1, 2019 was the SIXTH year anniversary of GermanWithNicole.com!


When I began, I had no idea what this might turn into. I started teaching one client online and then within a relatively short period of time, I had enough clients that it turned into a real, part-time job (and I was working…

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In Dankbarkeit

In Dankbarkeit With Gratitude

This post is called "In Dankbarkeit" (with gratitude or in thankfulness) because I am so very grateful for your presence here. You, yes, you, reading this post right now: Danke, dass Sie hier sind!

Dieses Jahr ist echt der Hammer! This year is truly awesome! So many wonderful things have happened. But that doesn't mean you know everything that has happened, because there hasn't been a lot of time dedicated to blogging these past few weeks or in those weeks when it was so active every day it see…

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And Then I Became an Interpreter

July 26, 2018

12:20 p.m. Listened to voicemail

12:30 p.m. Returned phone call, had discussion with agency.

1:00 p.m. Ate lunch and simultaneously searched for immunization records, copies of certifications and other supporting paperwork.

2:00 p.m. Met with agency.

3:30 p.m . Finished initial conversation and paperwork.


July 27, 2018

2:00 p.m. Began interpreting for the first time in my life.


August 17, 2018

11:15 a.m. Finished first-ever interpreting assignment.


That, ladies…

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Ich bin zertifiziert! - I'm certified!

zertifiziert certified German instructor

If you've been reading this blog for a while, you'll know that I have been working on an official certification for teaching German as a Foreign Language. I started at the end of 2015 and got really behind so I ended up spending much of last summer sitting at my computer, working through all the information. It was a tough slog.

Sechs Module - Six Modules

The course has 6 different modules and each module was the equivalent of a 120-page book plus exercises. The exercises ranged from simple re…

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Read the Top 7 Posts of 2017

What happened with the blog and you reading the blog and my newsletter last year was fantastisch! And to top it off, what happened a couple of weeks ago was incredible. I've heard from several readers that they've set a new goal for 2018--and they only set one!

One person is reading the A1 books for the Easy German Book Club

Another person is repeating and reviewing this year.

But before that there was an entire year's worth of blogging. So here is a quick and worthwhile look back at 2017 as …

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Reformation Year 2017: in Kürze

Reformationsjahr 2017

This year is the Reformationsjubiläum, the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg, which was a key event for the Reformation. This day now symbolizes the beginning of the Reformation and the far-reaching effects that have reached around the globe. All year long there are activities all over the world to celebrate this anniversary, most especially in Germany.

They're celebrating the life and work of Martin Luther: the man who lived secretly unde…

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sich weiterbilden - die Zwischenbilanz: my German teaching certification course

Back in November of 2015 you learned that I decided to make this German ad/venture officially official and I signed up for a course with the Goethe-Institut to become certified to teach German as a Foreign Language. I've just completed the third module and corresponding project, which means I'm officially halfway through the course. Three modules down, three modules to go!

die Zwischenbilanz

Zwischenbilanz literally means a "between balance," or "subtotal," so taking stock of where you are, as…

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