So, lately I’ve been taking German (in Duolingo) seriously. Or so I say…
I learned how to add friends in Duolingo so I’m kind of feeling competitive—if they’re studying, so should I.
I still have a long way to go, of course.
Useful Apps for Learning German:
-This is for beginners who don’t want to be intimidated by everything. It’s good for familiarizing yourself. If you’re on the computer, they usually give charts or notes during each lesson. I’d advice you to look up charts with all the declension and conjugation to make your life easier, and your German learning journey, faster.
German Grammar In Use.
-I haven’t seen other grammar pdfs, but this one is a very handy grammar app. Definitely beats googling and getting overwhelmed from all the Grammar.
-Definitely one of the best apps. It has short news articles with a recorded podcast. Best for vocabulary enhancement and listening skill training. The app has really good interface. It also has a vocabulary list at the end.
Articles I plan on Studying:
Was tun mit dem Wolf?
Wie Flüchtlingskinder unter Erinnerungen leiden
App hilft gegen Verschwendung von Essen
Bangladesch: sicherere Arbeit, geringer Lohn
Kaum Kontrolle bei Werbung im Internet
Der Osterhase bringt die Eier
Mit dem Fahrrad ins Büro?
Mörder hinterm Steuer?
Ohne Kohle geht’s noch nicht
German Grammar (50,000+ Test Questions)
-This is a very good app, but it’s definitely not for beginners–including me.
Today I installed “HiNative” which is pretty much the Best App Ever jk. It’s a triple tie with Duolingo and Memrise. I haven’t been using Memrise for the past few days due to the fact that I’ve been focused more with German @duolingo.
Anyway, I highly recommend HiNative for language learners who have questions like the usual “how do you say” or asking if your sentences are natural or any question, really.
I am currently learning a total of 14 languages from Duolingo and Memrise combined…I’m still a beginner at most languages since the amount I studied varies depending on my mood. Anyway, you can check out both apps/sites on our own but if you need a guide, here’s a little comparison between the two.
-a lot of exercise and vocabulary
-exercises might be too overwhelming if you’re not in the mood
-it will take time for you to sound like you know the language (since it’s topic based)
-reviewing is optional (strength bars decrease)
-has more languages offered than Duolingo (although most are “unofficial”)
-varied speakers which will help your listening skills
-teaches you useful expressions so you sound like you know more than you actually do
-has other helpful lessons like vocabularies which will greatly help in your language learning
-reviews you as you learn so you’re sure not to forget things
-“slow” in case you want the fundamentals down all at once
-some lessons or features will tempt you to go pro (at a reasonable price)