There’s a famous quote about learning German “Life is too short to learn German” that everybody is all so familiar with. That actually makes sense because German is one of the most difficult languages in the world. Which is also why people can find a lot of suggestions about tips to learn German well on Quora (Quora is a question-and-answer site where questions are asked, answered, edited and organized by its community of users.)
I collect the most upvoted answers and come up with some useful websites to learn German:
- It is the best if you to learn German and you can start attending classes at Goethe-Institut (http://www.goethe.de). But it’s ok if you can’t, you can still follow their online courses.
- Start using Duolingo (http://duolingo.com). It’s free and simple to use. It gives the users some notion of basic grammar, and also helps them building vocabulary. You should write down the nouns and their respective articles as you progress through the lessons. For example, since Klasse (class) is a feminine noun, you use the definite article Die with it to say “the class” (Die Klasse), and the indefinite article eine to say “a class” (eine Klasse). Keep a notebook where you can write down this kind of things and review it frequently.
- Subscribe YouTube Channels like deutscheaussprache and Learn German with GermanPod101.com and Easy German. These will help with your pronunciation. Remember to write down the pronunciation of a word. Because when someone used to hear a word and they will more likely to remember its pronunciation.
- Following Deutsche Welle (Deutsch Interaktiv | DW.DE). DW offers an interactive course that covers levels A1 to B1. It has interesting videos, slideshows, and listening texts that convey a vivid picture of life in Germany. The course content and the course structure are based on the “Common European Framework of Reference.”
Last but not least, people who learn German will need perseverance, discipline, and enthusiasm. In order to become fluent in any language, you must immerse yourself in it. It’s very important to practice German everyday. Keeping a schedule could make things easier .