Tag Archives: speaking german

How to practice your German — Du musst mehr sprechen!

Anytime a new student comes to me for German lessons, and they have already learned some German, I hear the same story – “Whenever I try to speak German (here in German speaking Switzerland), be it in a grocery store, a restaurant, or simply on the street, people answer back in English.” This is especially […]

sehen / schauen / gucken / luegen… Seeing in German doesn’t have to be that hard

If you’ve ever taken a language course, you know that good language teachers and trainers try to engage their students and get them to speak. One of the most common questions that teachers ask is “How was your weekend? What did you do?” (Wie war dein Wochenende? Was hast du gemacht?) This usually receives a […]

You have an opinion so share it… In German.

One of the key things we do with language is express our opinions. Being able to do that in German will help give you the confidence to speak more and through your speaking improve your German. A key place where opinion matters is in politics. In Switzerland politics is always an issue because citizens vote […]