Learn German With The Help Of German Games, Books And DVD’s – Games and Tech

Germany, like many countries in Europe is rich in history and culture. The country is famous for its fine beer, efficient football penalty takers, the celebrated baroque composer, Johann Sebastian Bach; the rock band, Scorpions; the most challenging racetrack in the world, the Nurburgring; and refined automobiles which I cannot yet afford.Over a million people speak German as a first language. It is the official language of three countries – Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein. German is also spoken in modern dialects in various other European countries. It is no wonder then that German, along with French and Italian, is a popular language among many non Europeans.German Games
Being someone who loves games, I have to say that I enjoyed learning German with the help of an array of German games. The fact is German language games make learning German fun. There are many different types of German language games. Some German games come in the form of board games and some in the form of card games. I found both to be equally fun especially when learning in a group.For those of you are a little more tech savvy, there are a few German games available as part of foreign language software. You can purchase this software right off the internet or you can also get them in CD-ROM.Learning via software familiarizes you with the sonic characteristics of words and phrases. The quizzes that usually come bundled with some of the foreign language software helps improve your memory of certain words and key phrases.CD’s And DVD’s
Once you know a few words of German, you might want to watch a German language movie or two. Try watching these movies without the aid of subtitles and see how it goes. You could also download or copy audio books or lessons to your MP3 player or your car’s hard disk and have a listen while you go for a jog or while you drive to work.I found that once I was able to understand a few audio books sufficiently, I felt more confident conversing in German. Although, it must be said that my pronunciation left much to be desired. Google translate for mobile could only understand about 30% of what I said. Luckily for me, I fared better with humans.German Books
Learning a language would only be complete if you can read it. This will help you a lot especially if you plan to tour a foreign country. Fortunately, it is easier to read German words than to pronounce it. At least that is the case for me. In German, it is not uncommon to find three consonants in a single syllable. So it would take quite a bit of practice to speak the language properly. Since one in every ten books published is in German, you should not find a shortage of German books.