Combine youtube with music videos and language learning. Mix. And *bam* you have Lyrics Training. I’ve written about the theoretical side of musical language learning before, and it is well known that music can be a helpful tool in acquiring foreign languages skills. Lyrics Training offers a free option for those interested in putting the theory to the test.
by Sadie Douse
Have you ever thought about learning a new language but dropped the idea as soon as you thought about the resources? German is one of those languages that people love to learn, but many beginners have no clue as to where and how to start.
Learning German can be a daunting task, especially if you want to learn it online without any professional guidance. There are a myriad of websites. Which should you rely on? However, there are a lot of blogs who are making the job easier for German enthusiasts. If you want to learn German online for free, you should check out the following blogs.
My first encounter with learning a foreign language started at the young age of 8 or 9 when I temporarily had to go to a predominately Mexican school. I remember struggling to learn math because my teachers would often speak in Spanish. This was no easy task for a native English speaker. Needless to say, my math is terrible. But I remember the joy of standing in our school auditorium, wearing my best dress and singing Feliz Navidad fluently with the rest of my class at Christmas. Ever since, I have had a love affair with this song and languages.
1. Luck in Love
For those of you who are hard-core board/card gamers, maybe it’s best if you lose every now and then. As the Germans say, “Glück im Spiel, pech in der Liebe” which translates to “Luck in the game, unlucky in love.” I’d rather get lucky oh sorry, I meant be lucky in love any day!
2. Cups in the Cupboard
For your friends who eventually all go a bit crazy every now and then, say as the Germans would say, “Alle Tasse im Schrank” which means that someone has “lost their marbles”.
3. Hot Love
by Reema Singhal
Imagine you’re born in Europe, some place like Germany let’s say, and you’re now all grown up and you catch the disease of wanting to travel somewhere. To some obscure little country tucked away somewhere far in the world that you saw a documentary about ages ago. Let’s say Bhutan (I dare you to tell me where it is—without checking Google).
So you get a map, assemble your back-breaking backpack, and fly down to that lovely little Himalayan country, Bhutan. You’re all hubbly and bubbly and shaky with excited butterflies dancing all over your insides.
If there were an award for “person who hates the German language the loudest,” Mark Twain would have won it. No one has satirized the German language quite as hilariously before or since. As he says: