The best way to learn German

Best way to learn German: When you can't wait to hear what happens next lesson!

The best way to learn German

The best way to learn German is NOT using the old style teaching material. The kind that has unrelated texts and tiny stories that won’t continue and will be irrelevant in the next chapter.

But imagine a learning story that captivates you. After each chapter you tell yourself “I can’t wait to find out what happens next!” And all the while you get the grammar and vocabulary spoon-fed in very small bits. You improve your German while enjoying an awesome, full-blown story that continues throughout all lessons. This way you stay motivated for a long time.
My name is Christian Leuschner. I am a certified teacher of German as a foreign language. I’m the creator and show host of the German Stories podcast, and the person who runs this learning platform. But it’s not all me. We have voice actors, graphic designers and web developers who work on German Stories. My further background is in journalism and copywriting. Fitness, foreign languages and creative spirit are my strengths. Forgetting the birthdays of the people around me is my weak point. I learned French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Chinese by myself. While I was doing that, I wasn’t really happy with the way it was taught. So I decided to teach my native language in a more interesting way.

The result is an inspiring audio drama for learning German, suitable for ages 12 and up. German Stories is a big production: 100 episodes, a cast of more than 30 voice actors, and over 1 ½ years of work before we even published our first lesson. And that’s only for the level A1+! If you’re curious why it was so much work, you can find out more here. Just start this series at the beginning, and enjoy the story on your way up. The dialogues will get longer and the vocab will get more extensive later on.

Speaking, reading, listening, and writing exercises ℹ️, and also grammar and vocabulary drills ℹ️, as well as Dynamic story transcripts ℹ️ leave nothing to be desired. In addition, there is a Vocabulary Coach ℹ️, a Grammar Explainer ℹ️, an Immersive Learning ℹ️ mini app, a homework helper ℹ️, a Lesson plan ℹ️ with progress tracker, additional hints ℹ️, and learning tips ℹ️. To speed it up, we include the English language directly in the process. That way, we can easily explain similarities, as well as false friends. We are convinced that this is the best way to study German.

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1 | Ich bin Paul

I am Paul


Topic: greet someone, speak formally
Grammar: personal pronouns: Sie, ich, er

German lessons: 1 | Ich bin Paul / I am Paul: Paul and Meili meeting for the first time Topic: greet someone, speak formally Grammar: personal pronouns: Sie, ich, er

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