(7) Use Listen and Answer Stories




This is the 7th part of the email course.

And the last rule!

Please read every rule carefully and if you follow them you will be able to learn to speak German fluently in only a few months instead of years. 


1. German Slang: Geld 
2. The 7 Rules to Fluency (Rule No 7) 


Please repeat the rules regularly!

If you follow these simple rules you will learn German in only a few months instead of many years!

Here are the links: 

Rule No 1
Always Study Phrases, Never Only Individual Words

Rule No 2 
Don’t Study Grammar Rules!

Rule No 3 
Listen, Listen and Listen

Rule No 4 
Deep learning with repetition

Rule No 5 
Learn with Stories

Rule No 6 
Only Use Authentic Real Materials, Not Textbooks


1. German Slang: Geld 




2. The 7 Rules to Fluency 


Rule No 7 

If you have been struggling with German for years and can’t speak it fluently, then you need to ask yourself: „What went wrong“?

With rule No 7 I want you to use from now on a learning technique that is in my opinion the best when it comes to improving your speaking ability


First Step! (we talked about that)

You need to listen a lot to easy and clearly spoken German in order to build up a good passive vocabulary (= words that you understand). You already know that, because we talked about it before. However, this is not enough! Your understanding will improve, but it won’t help you much if you want to learn to speak German.


Second Step!

The second step is to transform your passive vocabulary into an active vocabulary (= words that you are able to use yourself when you speak). Most students don’t do this important step and that’s why they are not able to speak German fluently. Even after years of learning German with conventional methods they just can’t speak German.

Your goal is to change your passive vocabulary into an active vocabulary!

Your active vocabulary is the key to fluency! If you neglect it, you will never be able to speak German fluently – That is a fact!  


So, how can you achieve that?

The answer is easy like everything else that you have learned so far:

Use the „Question and Answer Technique!

Through repetition and this technique your brain will save the German structure step by step and will switch the passive vocabulary into an active vocabulary. This will enable you to use the words and phrases yourself when you speak.

Practicing with this technique is like having a conversion but much more powerful, because you hear also the correct answer right away. A real person wouldn’t correct you every time you make a mistake and that’s why also the mistakes would be saved in your brain. This cannot happen with listen and answer audio stories.

If you like you can check out my online store (most of my students speak German fluently by the time they have finished all of my stories) but of course you don’t have to use my stories. That’s why I asked you last time to go to your nearest book store and look for suitable „listen and answer stories“ there.

The question is: Have you found any? I hope so because your progress would be enormous in the next couple of weeks. I know it could mean that you have to spend money but you should see it as it is: an investment into your future. And on the other hand it is much cheaper than attending a German course or class. This would cost hundreds of Euros. Have you checked the prices of the Goethe Institute in your city lately? Please do it, you will be surprised!

So that’s it!

Now you know all you have to know to master German in only a few months. Keep following the 7 rules and you will be successful in the end.

Please keep me up to date about your learning progress once in a while via email (you know my email address). I’m always happy to receive emails from my students in German, that makes me really proud because it shows me how great this method and my learning materials work.


Have fun
Lucas Kern



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


~ AJ Hoge  


 German Stories and Lessons MP3 PDF

>>> Listen and Answer Audio Stories

If you want to learn to speak German…

… you should download and practice with all my vocabulary lessons and short stories! Soon you will be able to speak German fluently and confidently.

And the best thing about my method is:
– You don’t need to memorize vocabulary lists
– and you don’t need to study boring and difficult grammar rules!



Have fun
Lucas Kern