IWTYAL 096: Olly’s Strategy to Learn German

2 weeks ago, I started learning German. In this episode I talk about my experience learning a brand new language.

In this episode:

  • Why I decided to learn German
  • My specific aims
  • The time frame I’ve given myself, and why this is important
  • My strategy for learning German
  • Similarities with English and the opportunities that presents

Resources Featured In This Episode

Colloquial German – the textbook I’m using to study every day

Basic German – A Grammar and Workbook – the grammar book I chose to compliment the textbook

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  • Israel Lai

    I’m with you! Colloquial is the series I swear by, particularly for languages that I hardly know anything about. Welcome back to the Indo-European family and good luck with your sprint ^^