(5) Learn with Stories

 

        

 

This is the 5th part of the email course:

1. The Next Important Step to Fluency! 
2. Wenn du bereit bist…
3. The 7 Rules to Fluency (Rule No 5) 

 

1. The Next Important Step!  

Please read the following carefully!

Now after you experienced yourself how fast your progress can be if you use the right method, it is time for the next important step. I want you to do the following: 

Gather up all your German materials that you have. Make two piles. One pile with stuff that would only slow you down (for example grammar books) and another pile of materials that you could use. 

Take the first pile and stuff it deeply in your wardrobe and leave it there for the next 6 to 8 months. 

If you don’t have enough materials at home please have a look in your nearest book store. I’m sure you will find suitable materials there or you could check out my online store.

Please note that the email course is not primarily to provide you with lessons. Of course you have received some lessons so far, but they won’t be enough to reach a fluent level (you need much more for that). 

The main purpose of this course is to show you my method and great learning techniques that will help you to learn German very quickly (in months instead of years). So please try to find suitable materials that you could use to continue my course and to reach your goal (to speak German fluently in only a few months). 

 

If you don’t want to buy my audio stories then this is what you should look for in your favorite book store: 

– Audio stories – clearly and not too fast spoken (if they are too fast you won’t hear the word endings clearly and you wouldn’t learn the correct pronunciation),

– with an unabridged text version of the recording (not only listening but also reading is important and it would help you to learn the spelling),

– with a translation into English or your native language (this will save you a lot time because you don’t have to look up ever word in a dictionary and it will shorten your total learning time by over 50%),   

– funny or interesting to you (to keep you motivated)

All these things are great to learn German in general. However, if you want to learn to speak German fluently and correctly then you should not only look for „just audio stories“ but for „Listen and Answer Stories“ (like the Schneckenwitz story that you could download in email No 1). Practice at least 50-80% of your learning time with the „question and answer technique“. 

Listening is important but speaking is much more important! Practicing with the question and answer technique is the best way to improve your speaking ability and to learn correct German.

It is like having a conversation but much more effective! The problem with real conversations is that your conversational partner won’t correct you after every sentence. And so you will save a lot of wrong grammar in your brain which will stick like glue and is very difficult to get rid of. This cannot happen with the question and answer technique because right after your answer, you will hear the correct recorded answer and even if your answer was not correct, you will save the correct answer in your brain (because it is the last what you heard). This is one of the secrets why my students learn correct German so fast. This technique will also enable you to think in German step by step. Being able to think in German is also necessary and essential if you want to speak German fluently.

If you cannot find audio stories with question and answer parts in your nearest book store you could order my packages. I sell only download versions (mp3/pdf). That means you can download them right after the payment process from all over the world. It was planned to produce real CDs and books, but the calculation said that the price must be four times that high for all these lessons (they will keep you busy for months). I want that people who don’t have so much money also get the chance to learn to speak German fluently. That’s why I offer only download versions (mp3/pdf), but for a reasonable price that everybody can afford, and don’t have to spend hundreds of Euros in language schools. 

It is just a small investment compared with the ability to speak German fluently.

If you have any questions regarding my packages please don’t hesitate to write me an email to Lucas.Kern@leicht-deutsch-Lernen.com

And don’t worry about the currency. The payment processors will change your currency automatically into Euro. If you live outside of the European Union I suggest using a credit card or using a PayPal account. You can create a free PayPal account almost all over the world: https://www.paypal.com (It is a free service for the customer).

 

If you want to repeat Rule No 1-4 and the last lesson, here are the links: 

>>> Always Study Phrases, Never Only Individual Words

>>> Don’t Study Grammar Rules!

>>> Listen, Listen and Listen

>>> Deep learning with repetition

By the way, do you know the saying: „Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today“? We have the same saying in German. We say: „Was du heute kannst besorgen, das verschiebe nicht auf morgen.“ So, don’t waste no more precious time. If you really want to learn to speak German fluently, don’t talk about it – do it.

>>> Latest Vocabulary Lesson 
(Please repeat this lesson until you can answer the questions)

 

2. Wenn du bereit bist…

Do you know what the German text means?
Check the translation.

 

 

3. The 7 Rules to Fluency (Rule No 5) 

Rule No 5

 

Learn with Stories

 

Remember:
In these video clips AJ talks about learning English, but the rules are the same whether you want to learn German or any other language.

 


~ AJ Hoge   

 

AJ talks about learning with stories in this video.

Well, learning with audio stories has many advantages. Most of all, it is much more interesting to learn with (audio) stories than to learn vocabulary lists by heart. Secondly, you will be exposed and learn a lot of words, phrases, structures and of course the right pronunciation.

Just to let you know:

I recorded all my stories and saved them as mp3, so you can load them on your iPod or other mp3 device and listen to them many times and wherever you are.

AJ also talks about “Point of View Stories”. My story “Blond oder braunhaarig” follows this advice. The story is told in the present tense, the future tense and the past tense. This gives you the opportunity to see easily how the verbs change in different tenses.

Part 1 and 2 are both included
in the:Upgrade Package“.

Here is more information: 

Special lesson sets to show you the difference between
the present, past and future tense

 

Story in German - Blond oder braunhaarig

Blond oder braunhaaring – Part 1 and Part 2
Audio Lessons (GER) and Text (GER/ENG)

Short Story in the present tense
Story +
QAG in the present tense

Story + QAG in the past tense – imperfect
Story + QAG in the past tense – perfect (only part 2)
Story + QAG in the future tense

More information: Online Store

These two story sets (see image above) are included in the Upgrade Package.

 

 

Have fun
Lucas Kern