Category Archives: Random Chaotisch

Anything that doesn’t fit in a particular category.

Eyes on the Prize

I’m so excited – I managed to win a month’s worth of VIP time to one of my favorite language learning websites. So now that I have access to some more robust study tools, I have a much better handle on the size of my meager vocabulary, and new ways to help make my lessons more easily remembered. My current study strategy has been to expose myself to the same word in multiple places. Not just hearing and seeing it, but hearing it spoken by multiple natives or seeing it written in different mediums and context. I find that I remember the words better that way because each subsequent encounter “rubs off on me”, and I can later recall the circumstances that I previously encountered the word. Read the rest of this entry


Hallo zusammen!

Willkommen! Today I decided to separate my Deutsch education posts into this new blog. I got a bit frustrated trying not to spam my friends and fans elsewhere in the internet while I’m increasing my language lessons. You see, I took a trip to Germany last month, and realized what a terrible beginner I am with my Deutsch. So I made a pledge to become conversational by this time next year. To accomplish that, it means: for the next few months my lessons must be “turned up to 11.”

I figure the only way to safely increase my practice is by doing so in a designated place – one where the exposure is limited only to those willing or interested in Sprachtandem. Then at least I know that any torture resulting from reading my copious posts is self inflicted.

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