Learning German
Learning German

Learning German

Language Learning
February 14, 2023
This is an early draft, unpublished.

Things I’m doing

  • Studying with Duolingo
  • Taking this course

Notes About The Course

Xiaoma, real name Arieh Smith
  • Practice with a native for 1 hour every day
    • It could be a teacher, a friend, or someone from
    • Have the basic vocabulary in an accessible document
    • Practice the basic greetings again and again
      You don’t need a professional teacher. You need someone fun to talk to, who can make corrections and give you feedback.
      Create a list of common words and phrases to practice with
    • Keys
      • Immersion
      • Media
      • Anki flashcards #research
      • Textbooks
      • Record yourself and compare with native speakers
Video preview
  • Comprehensible input #research
  • YouTube


Tutoring platforms:
  • Italki
  • Preply
  • Baselang
Language exchange apps:
  • Hellotalk
  • Tandem
Textbooks I like:
  • Integrated Chinese
  • I've heard lots of good things about Assimil but I haven't tried it myself yet.
  • Babbel (beginners)
  • Pimsleur (beginners)
  • Lingq (very effective if you already know the basics)