How can I speak German fluently?

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1. The right motivation

An important point in order to be able to speak fluent German as quickly as possible is to make it clear to yourself why you would like to become fluent in German. Learning German takes a lot of time and in order to stay motivated in the long term, you should always keep in mind what you are learning the language for: To find a job in Germany, to get an apartment or to make social contacts . For all of these things it is very helpful if you have a very good command of German. Here are 10 more reasons to learn German.

> h2> 2. Immersion: Make language part of your everyday life

You should try to use German in your everyday life right from the start. Write your shopping list in German, formulate thoughts and ideas in your head in the language or read small articles in German newspapers or listen to a German podcast during your breakfast break. The more you are in contact with the language, the faster you will become fluent in German. You can find more ideas here.

3. Learn with all your senses

As soon as you have brought German into your everyday life, you can try to absorb the language with all your senses. That means: Listen, speak and read in German. Podcasts or songs (especially children's songs in the beginning) will help you to develop your listening comprehension, books and magazines will help you expand your vocabulary and when you talk to others you can see how well you can talk.

4. Seize every opportunity

Learning German takes a lot of time. But this is exactly what is missing sometimes. So take every opportunity to improve your language. You can take short breaks at work or waiting times at the bus stop to review vocabulary or grammar. Apps on your cell phone can help with this.

5. Dare to speak

The most important thing to become fluent in German is to speak, speak and speak the language more. And preferably from the beginning. Find a language partner in your language school or a tandem partner on the Internet. But talking to yourself also helps you to get the language into your head. Tell yourself what you have to do tomorrow or what you experienced today. This can help make language part of your everyday life.

6. Don't be afraid of mistakes ・ ・ / h2>

・ ・ If you learn from mistakes. Nobody learns the theory and can then speak fluent German. Learning a language is a process and mistakes are allowed in it.

7. Listen and observe

A new language like German, which is very different from your mother tongue, can sound strange and difficult at first. Pronunciation can cause you problems. Therefore, listen very carefully when German native speakers speak, e.g. on television or in films. Watch them move their lips and tongue and try to imitate them. Films and series with subtitles can be found on, in the online media libraries of the major German TV stations and especially for German learners on Deutsche Welle.

8. Build donkey bridges

Learning vocabulary can be tedious and is also very difficult for many learners of German. There are certain words that you just can't remember? Build donkey bridges. These can be a connection between German and your mother tongue.

9. Have fun with it

It is important to stay motivated while learning. Learning should therefore always be fun and not torture. Use topics that interest you or methods that you enjoy. Write poetry, study comics, or record a radio show in German. Anything you enjoy will help you learn the language.

10. Learn on the spot

The best way to learn German is on site. If you have the opportunity, go on a language holiday in a German-speaking country. There you are surrounded by the language for 24 hours and you are constantly learning new things with all your senses. If you can no longer escape the language, there is no longer a long way to go until you are fluent in German. Here you can find a comparison portal for language trips to Germany.
If you don't have time to travel, there are live online German courses.

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