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Learning German: Where to Start and How to Keep Going?

The key factor in learning German is to stay motivated. Daily motivation and determination paired with these few tips listed down below will help you start learning German and will make sure that you stay encouraged along the way.

1. Set goals

Setting goals is essential to learning and improving your German language skills @GermanMind or any other German language school. It’s important to have a clear idea of what you want out of your German study and keep those goals in mind as you go about the process. If you want some inspiration here are some examples:

  • I I want to be independent on my trips to Germany

  • I want to learn how to introduce myself in German and be ready for Smalltalk

  • I want to watch a German tv show and be able to understand it without subtitles in 3 months.


Start small.

Don’t try to learn everything at once. Break your goals down into smaller, achievable steps. For example, when you are learning German, start by learning the basics like the alphabet, numbers, and basic phrases. If you want to learn German in an efficient way then set realistic goals for yourself, that way you can challenge yourself and still achieve your goal of learning German. You should create both short-term and long-term goals that you can work towards each day to improve your German. For example, if your only goal is "I want to learn German," this would be too vague for an effective learning plan because there would be no end in sight.

Instead, break down the larger task into more manageable pieces such as "I will learn 100 words in German per week." Then set aside time each week during which you'll study these words using flashcards or another method of memorization. This will help keep you accountable in your quest for fluency in German and give you something tangible at the end of each week! To help you stay motivated and on track to learning and improving your German give yourself a timeline for achieving your goals. Keep track of your German learning progress and celebrate your successes so that you don’t get burned out in studying German.


2. Use Flashcards

Flashcards are a great tool for learning German, you can use basic vocabulary when using flashcards to help you remember German words. Write out the German word on one side of the card and the English translation on the other side and quiz yourself. Take a few cards and try to recall the German word or phrase without looking at the English translation. If you can’t remember it, look at the English translation and then try to recall the German word. This is a great way to test your German knowledge and help you remember the words.

You can also improve your German pronunciation of words by practising saying the German words out loud.

This will help you become more comfortable speaking German. You can practise writing in German too by writing out German words and phrases on the flashcards to help you get used to German spelling and improve your German. To help your brain digest new German words you can separate the flashcards into different categories of content such as German grammar, the alphabet, numbers, etc. You can also add pictures or symbols to help you remember the words.

This will make it easier to recall the words when you need them. Make sure to use them regularly by setting aside a few minutes each day to review your flashcards. Always make sure to mix it up by using different types of flashcards or by changing the order of the cards.

This will help keep your brain more engaged when learning German and makes it more interesting.