learning pack one – how to learn German faster

Rated 4.75 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

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learning pack one

how to learn German faster

learning pack incorporating efficient methods to learn grammar and vocabulary, read texts and write dictations:

  • 60 page comprehensive PDF book in English
  • 19 step-by-step video lessons in English <– the videos are accessible INSIDE the book and are NOT DOWNLOADABLE

€ 29,90 excl. VAT / MwSt
€ 35,58 incl. 19% VAT (Germany, different rates may apply within the EU)


Are you committed to become fluent in German?

Study efficiently with the smarterGerman methodology of language learning

You’ve decided to get serious about learning German so that you can finally do the things you have been dreaming of. You’re motivated and want to talk to your friends in their native language, study at university, or travel using your new language skills.

This is the course for you.

My name is Michael Schmitz, and I created smarterGerman. Teaching German is my lifelong passion, and I have been studying, testing and teaching the best techniques for 15 years.

I developed ”how to learn german faster“ after 15 years of close work with learners, developing the best study techniques possible. My students say I can cut through the noise, giving them clarity on what really works.

In this new course, I will give you teacherly expertise, as well as friendly support. The techniques that I explain to you in fun, straightforward videos, are the ones that I use in my daily teaching work.

For example, one of the core concepts you will learn is the German Learning Cycle:

Discover the German Learning Cycle

The German Learning Cycle is a simple and reliable system for improving learner efficiency. Hundreds of smarterGerman students are learning faster and retaining their new knowledge thanks to this reliable, step-by-step approach. You too can reach level B1 in just a few months.


What’s inside the “how to learn german faster“ course

  • A Comprehensive PDF Book full of concrete ways you can implement the Learning Cycle and start enjoying German study
  • 19 Step-by-Step Video Lessons with me. Watch them online or download them to access from any device!
  • A Set of German Grammar Patterns you can use immediately to get more German practice in less time
  • Useful Tips section on how to study effectively

The course is easy to follow and gives you step-by-step tutorials that can save you hundreds of hours of study time. Try it out today!



The videos which illustrate important points of this course can be found easily. Simply look for the play icons in the appropriate chapter. The videos are not downloadable.

The most important grammar patterns can be found on page 26:

4 reviews for learning pack one – how to learn German faster

  1. Michael Schmitz
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Thank you so much for your hard work, Michael. I have never come across anyone, who explain things so perfectly as you are. I’m really looking forward to your new materials!

  2. Michael Schmitz
    Rated 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I came to Germany with no German knowledge. It was a mistake, of course, but I just want to be clear about my background. As someone learning German, I agree with just about everything Michael Schmitz has said about learning German and I value the empathy he shows towards students of the German language. Based on my experience, I think he’s right on with his critique of the monolingual teaching method, group language courses, and software-based learning. I look forward to implementing the steps of The Learning Cycle into my own lessons with a tutor. Michael’s sincerity and concern about learning German is transparent, so I trust that the steps of the The Learning Cycle are the most efficient way to learn the German language. In short, I think very highly of The Learning Cycle and its author. I say this as a preface to my following comments, so that they’re not misconstrued as being unnecessarily critical — I think SmarterGerman is great and I would recommend Michael Schmitz’s insights to all students and teachers of German.

    The new book looks great aesthetically: the style, fonts, formatting, etc. I also like how it links to YouTube videos that complement and reinforce the text. That is very convenient to the reader. Content-wise, it includes the most essential steps of learning German efficiently, culminating from over a decade of Michael Schmitz’s experience with over a thousand students. His insights are invaluable to readers.

    However, I still feel strongly that the book could be significantly improved.

    – To complement, clarify, and summarize some of the content, I think the book would greatly benefit from figures with graphic illustrations. I imagine the author could work with a pro graphic artist to develop some illustrations that are very helpful to the reader.

    – I think it needs some substantive editing, also called developmental or comprehensive editing. It also needs some copyediting. The content is great, don’t get me wrong. But it all could be made clearer and more readable than in its current state. It is in good condition, and so I think a professional editor could work with the author to bring it quickly up to par.

    – After describing the steps of The Learning Cycle, the remaining chapters — while individually valuable — feel random with respect to content and their sequence of presentation. Working with an editor would help the author to organize these chapters in a more logical, coherent way. Some of content seems to be outside the scope of the thrust of the book, which is a description of the steps of The Learning Cycle.

  3. Michael Schmitz
    Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    At what level will conscious thinking in the target language be necessary, B1? B2? Another way of asking the same question: Is it possible for a person to be a B1 or B2 speaker in the target language without having the ability to actually think in the language with minimal or no filtering/translating from the native language. I ask this question because I can only think in my native language even after extensive learning of another language. The concept of thinking in another language seems impossible to me.

    • Michael Schmitz

      (verified owner)

      Hi Eric, I just saw your comment. You can start right from the beginning to think in the target language. It will be less limited the more you advance. Thinking while being in a conversation is a different matter. But whenever you are on your own, why don’t you just think a couple of sentences in German e.g. describing what you see or what you have done so far that day or whom you’d love to give something. Even just counting from one to hundred in the new language in your head will eventually help you think in German while talking to others. I hope this helps a bit.

  4. Michael Schmitz
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Organaized in a great way

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