Your host Susanne Schilk-Blümel, or short Susi Blümel will teach you German and everything related to the language, the countries where German is spoken and the culture in those countries.
Better German Podcast Episode 5 Introduction to Articles
12:59Here you can find a list of the upcoming episodes, their publishing date and any additional material that will be published with them: bettergerman.info/podcastFind the full show notes at bettergerman.info/5In this episode of the Better German podcast, you will be provided with an introduction to articles in the German language. I will give you an introduction that what articles are, as you will start meeting right from the beginning of your language journey. I will describe the meaning (something which is left out very often) and what function they serve in German. I compare the limited number of articles in English (such as "a" and "the") to the slightly more numerous articles in German ("ein", "eine" and "der," "die," "das"). I discuss how articles can indicate specificity or generality, and how they are essential for constructing correct sentences in German. While acknowledging that some learners find articles challenging, I will explain the importance of learning them from the beginning and give you a bit of an outlook on what's to come already in the next episode and that through repetition and interactive exercises, you will become comfortable using German articles. Overall, this episode aims to provide a foundational understanding of articles in German and encourage you to get a got start with them right away. Watch out for the next episode (number 6) which is a word list of body parts - including articles. I hope you enjoyed this episode. If you did, please subscribe and share the podcast.Do let me know, which subjects you would like covered!And watch out for the next episode - I publish a new one every Thursday.
Better German Podcast Episode 4 Introduction to Learning German
12:26Here you can find a list of the upcoming episodes, their publishing date and any additional material that will be published with them: bettergerman.info/podcastFind the full show notes on: bettergerman.info/4In this episode of Better German, Susi Blümel introduces the approach she is using to teach German. She emphasizes the importance of speaking and practicing the language, rather than solely focusing on grammar rules. Susi encourages learners to adopt a natural approach, similar to how they learned their native language. She explains the effectiveness of repetition and the use of sentence patterns to create meaningful and practical sentences. She also highlights the need for consistent practice in order to become comfortable and fluent in speaking German. Overall, this episode provides valuable insights into a different approach to learning German that focuses on practicality and real-life communication.I hope you enjoyed this episode. If you did, please subscribe and share the podcast.Do let me know, which subjects you would like covered!And watch out for the next episode - I publish a new one every Thursday.
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Episode 3, Key Words about Learning German
24:38Here you can find a list of the upcoming episodes, their publishing date and any additional material that will be published with them: bettergerman.info/podcastIn this episode of the Better German podcast, host Susi Blümel discusses key words related to learning German. She emphasizes the importance of finding a German course that is accessible and understandable for beginners, suggesting that having a course in one's native language or at least in English can be beneficial. Susi introduces several basic terms such as "Kurs" (course), "Deutsch" (German), "Anfänger" (beginner), and "Fortgeschritten" (advanced). She also explains the meaning of abbreviations like A1, which denotes the first level of German language proficiency. Additionally, Susi covers terms like "Schule" (school), "lernen" (to learn), and "Wiederholen" (to repeat), among others. She concludes by highlighting the importance of practical and contextual grammar instruction and encourages listeners to check out the show notes on her website for more resources and materials.I hope you enjoyed this episode. If you did, please subscribe and share the podcast.Do let me know, which subjects you would like covered!And watch out for the next episode - I publish a new one every Thursday.
Episode 2 Reasons to Learn German
21:04In this episode of the Better German podcast, host Susi discusses the reasons why learning German is beneficial. Susi emphasizes the importance of learning German for individuals living in German-speaking countries, as it allows for better integration into the local community and enhances communication with natives. She also highlights the advantages of speaking German when dealing with official matters and navigating legal systems. Additionally, Susi emphasizes the benefits of learning German for travelers, as it opens up new opportunities for exploration and deeper cultural understanding. Furthermore, she explains the career advantages of speaking German, both in terms of job prospects and the potential for bilingual positions. Lastly, Susi mentions the importance of learning German for individuals planning to study in Austria. Overall, this episode provides compelling reasons to learn German for personal, professional, and academic growth.
Better German Episode 1
9:16Hey there! Welcome to Better German, the podcast that's all about helping you learn and improve your German language skills. I'm Susi, your host, and I couldn't be more excited to finally launch this podcast. Whether you're currently learning German, want to learn German, or have previously given up on learning German, this podcast is for you. In each episode, we'll dive into techniques for learning the language, share tips on resources, and even provide specific suggestions for learning German in Vienna. So grab your headphones and get ready to embark on this language-learning journey with me. In this episode I am going to give you an introduction about what is to come.