• Lustige Wörter

    Lustige Wörter

    For me, one of the highlights of learning German with SmarterGerman is getting to know some of the extra words of interest related to the text in the ‘Get to the core of German’ step. Sometimes this is just because of how it sounds in English, particularly with words involving -fahrt or -fach. When I […]

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  • The Villa Hügel & Krupp Stahl

    The Villa Hügel & Krupp Stahl

    Just outside Essen, and right alongside the railway tracks (appropriately) lies a stately manor house called The Villa Hügel. It was built in the early 1870s as the residence for a famous German steel family, the Krupps. It is now open to the public and is used for cultural events, such as piano recitals and […]

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  • Learn German with Movies

    Learn German with Movies

    Discover how you can learn German with movies and how it offers an entirely unique learning experience full of culture and art.

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  • The Longest German Words

    The Longest German Words

    Das Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz. The previous strand of letters, that you skipped without even attempting to read, might seem like me simply bashing away at my keyboard, but in fact, this is a German word. Yes, a SINGLE German word. One of the longest German words. It means “beef labeling regulation and delegation of supervision law.” As […]

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  • SmarterGerman Reviews

    SmarterGerman Reviews

    Rina I spend weeks looking for the perfect course that would help me learn the German language effectively and achieve my goal of B2 level in 3 months time. And I’m very glad that I’d chose SmarterGerman, as Smart it was indeed. Michael understood my results oriented nature along with the time and dedication that I was willing to put in […]

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  • Is our Crazy Community Approach the best Business Model?

    Is our Crazy Community Approach the best Business Model?

    When I founded my online language school SmarterGerman I needed to still learn how to do business so I set out to find the best business model out there that would not only benefit my company but also my customers and those that I work with. For many years I believed that I needed to […]

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  • How to practice speaking German online with joy

    How to practice speaking German online with joy

    Finally, learning German online is becoming the gold standard in language education. It simply doesn’t make any sense to travel 30 minutes to a physical location and share a room with 10-20 other people that are so fundamentally different in their learning preferences.  But German learners often ask me how they would practice speaking German […]

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  • Big Trouble in Lower Saxony

    Big Trouble in Lower Saxony

    In genereal the train network in Germany is very good. It will get you to most places in the country in relative comfort. As long as nothing goes wrong, using the German train system is pretty easy, even if you don’t have any German language skills yet. But when something DOES go wrong, that’s when […]

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  • Die Langen Kerls

    Die Langen Kerls

    As far as Prussian King Frederick Wilhelm the First was concerned, size mattered. For his army, that is. And not just the number of soldiers either (which he increased from 38 000 to 83 000 during his reign) which was at least part of the reason he became known as the Soldier King. No, he […]

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  • Is Learning German in Germany the Smartest Approach?

    Is Learning German in Germany the Smartest Approach?

    Fleeing the ‘tyranny’ of a heavily monolingual culture in pursuit of an additional language is not a new thing. It’s associated strongly with the adage: ‘the best way to learn a language is in a country that speaks the language’. Or in other words: learning German in Germany is the way to go. While there […]

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