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Guide to learning German


If you're actually serious about learning German or you don't want to waste your time on methods that don't work, then this guide is for you.

I actually have some strong advice, and I can pretty much guarantee you haven't heard of these specific methods.

I've been self-studying German for over 10 years

Highly recommend

Quick overview

More detail

  • Get a college-level German textbook to refer to for grammar


  • Don't focus on learning grammar Actually, with German, I'd recommend studying grammar


Ways to Improve

  • Listening to podcasts

Things to Avoid

  • Rosetta Stone
  • Duolingo
  • Popular grammar workbooks

Check back later for my reviews on those methods