• Soldiers in a battle

    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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  • Person looking at board

    Learning German in Germany: the language ‘refugee’

    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’. While there are certainly arguments for and against this, it’s something that makes most additional […]

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  • Berlin wall fragment

    Der Hoff

    Germany is certainly a land of cultural surprises; you learn to expect strange connections and differences and you can usually piece together some kind of logical series of circumstances that might have led … where they have led. But, other times, such things can really seem to come out of left field. Germans (and Austrians) […]

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  • Man reading in outdoors during rain

    How to Use Mnemonics to Learn German

    The M in the beginning of mnemonic is silent, and it’s pronounced ne-mo-nics. Now, that I got that out of the way, how does hacking your brain and storing huge amounts of information in the shortest and simplest way sound to you? That’s what mnemonics will help you with; a mnemonic is any technique that […]

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  • Thinker with sunshine background.

    Is it hard to learn German as an English Speaker?

    Many learners wonder whether it is hard to learn German as an English speaker. Let me say as much: German might be a lot easier than you might think.

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  • A red headed boy around 5 years old shows how to count to 100 in German

    How to easily count to 100 in German

    Counting in German is kinderleicht if you look at it the SmarterGerman way. Learn to count to 100 in German quickly.

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  • michael with a fake moustache and blue framed glasses

    7 Reasons to leave your German Tutor

    Working with a German tutor is no guarantee that you’ll learn German faster or even better. There are many things to consider when going down that path. This article will help you get your money’s worth.

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  • Asian Woman Laughing

    18 fun German words and phrases you need to learn

    There are many fun German words – here are 18 which you haven’t seen anywhere else yet.

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  • Learning German with a child

    Childish German

    Being a German-learner in Germany, you want German immersion; you want to be in the thick of it. But you also need that level of German immersion that makes it comprehensible, so you’re not drowning. And when you’re socialising with adults this isn’t always easy. And if your gracious German host sees you struggling, they […]

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Beginners A1- A2

Set a solid foundation for your learning journey.

Intermediate B1 – B2

You want to get by in everyday situations.

  • Die Langen Kerls

    Soldiers in a battle

    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 […]


  • Learning German in Germany: the language ‘refugee’

    Person looking at board

    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’. While there are certainly arguments for and against this, it’s something that makes most additional […]


  • Der Hoff

    Berlin wall fragment

    Germany is certainly a land of cultural surprises; you learn to expect strange connections and differences and you can usually piece together some kind of logical series of circumstances that might have led … where they have led. But, other times, such things can really seem to come out of left field. Germans (and Austrians) […]