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Learn German Easily

Created by Lucas Kern

Learn German Easily

Created by Lucas Kern

Here is the first part of the email course:

To grasp the full concept of the course, carefully read to the end of these pages.  

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Welcome to Rule No. 1 

Before we begin, I’d like to share a few things… 

I take pride in helping people learn German from absolute beginners to fluency in a unique, natural way involving lots of fun. By the way, my mother tong is German and I hope you don’t mind the occasional imperfections in my English 🙂 

My global subscribers are English speakers, thus I chose English. If you adopt my method, you will excel and by following all 7 rules you will be confident at speaking German in around 6 to 8 months.

My unique course has confidently helped thousands reach a fluent level and I’m positive you are no exception. Believe in yourself to achieve!

Rule No. 1 

Always study phrases, not just individual words!

OK – Let’s get a little deeper into it

I know it is very common to learn new words with vocabulary lists, where you have new words on the left and the 1:1 translation on the right. But this is a very painful and boring method. Nobody likes studying vocabulary lists and I guess you don’t like it either – am I right?

And the worst of all, it doesn’t even work effectively!

You ask, “why not?” Well, individual words just by themselves tell no story. It is far more difficult to remember things if they are not embedded in a context. Your brain needs a kind of anchor to save new information. And this works much better if you give the new information a kind of picture or story.

And there is a second reason why it is much better to add example sentences. If you use a vocabulary book, you usually write down only the basic form of the verb for example:

haben = to have

träumen = to dream

But there are many different forms of the verb like: träume, träumst, träumt, träumte, geträumt… So if you also write down example sentences, all the little differences become visible.

For example:

 

German English
haben to have
Ich habe große Ohren I have big ears.
träumen to dream
Ich träume jede Nacht. I dream every night.

If you write down an example sentence to every new word, your brain will start to realize step by step that there are some similarities.

In my example:

Ich + verb endinge“.

This is just one of many things that your brain will realize (subconsciously) in time. You will learn those little differences automatically, if you follow this rule. After some time you will get a better feeling about what is right and what is wrong.

You will feel that:

“Ich haben ein Haus” must be wrong and that “Ich habe ein Haus” sounds correct.

Rule No. 1

Always study phrases, not just individual words!

Please read this first, before you watch the video.

AJ Hoge is an English teacher who also uses the TPRS method. He explains the rules in his videos very vividly and that’s why I integrated the videos. In these video clips he talks about learning English, but the rules are the same if you want to learn German or any other language.

So remember Rule No. 1

Always study phrases, not just individual words!

This way…

  • you’ll learn some basic grammar subconsciously over time
  • you’ll get a better feeling for the correct word order
  • you’ll learn more than one new word with each sentence

and you’ll remember new words more easily, because the sentences have an actual meaning and you can imagine those situations. You can remember things much better if you build a picture in your mind.

You can imagine yourself with big ears, right?

So next time you encounter a new German word in a book or in a newspaper and you want to learn it, make sure you write not only the word and the translation into your vocabulary book, but the whole sentence.

Have you downloaded my Schneckenwitz yet?

If not, you can do it here: 

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Keep it up – you can do it!

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