for learning German on your own
on buying and using a dictionary A short summary.
More detailed advice on using a dictionary, oriented
somewhat towards essay-writing, is under "Schreiben"
in German without Thinking in English
on Using a Dictionary Includes some practice exercises!
and Usage Advice Written for students at the 200-
you should chew gum in class?
will learn much more effectively if you are motivated.
Take a look at some of the sites below and compile your
own list of reasons why you want to study German. Then
use this list to set yourself some concrete goals for
today, for this week, for this semester, and for the
Study German 12 great reasons
German is 4U Hip brochure produced by the Goethe
Institut (in pdf format)
nach Englisch" Posters Here you can download
a series of six posters created by the Goethe Institut
Inter Nationes, listing in alphabetical order a range
of German-Englilsh cognates (i.e. words that are very
similar in both languages).
study German? Brochure produced by the UK Goethe
Reasons for learning German Also by the Goethe Institut
Masemann's Homepage Musical page by a German
teacher at Apex High School in Wake County, North Carolina; includes a section on "Why Learn German" as
well as lots of other interesting links.
motivation for X-Files fans...
Study German?!? An excellent page compiled by the
University of Oregon's Department of Germanic Languages
for the language requirement in the College of LS&A
at the University of Michigan