Here’s the best way to learn German (or any language) from home

Learning a new language can not only boost your confidence and social circle but may also enhance your career prospects. Research even shows it could help protect against dementia.

Published: Mon 18 May 2020 12:35 CEST
Here’s the best way to learn German (or any language) from home
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With an online school, you can be tutored by native teachers in your own home – you don't get that with an app. Here are six reasons why joining an online language school like Lingoda could give you the best chance of learning German or achieving your other linguistic goals. 

1. Go to a real language school – without leaving home

Flexibility is vital in these strange times. Millions of people have found they can work from home. With Lingoda’s fully online classes, you can also go to school while remaining in the comfort of your own home.

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Fire up your computer, grab a headset and join a video class anytime, from anywhere. Everything you need is viewable in the video, so there’s no need to download anything beforehand. But you can review the materials later – perhaps while unwinding on your sofa or on a balcony in the sun.

2. Set your own timetable 

You love the idea of having the time and energy to dedicate yourself to studying a language. But even before lockdowns, it was hard to see how to fit it in. 

The solution is a real school that lets you set your own timetable. Lingoda fits around even the busiest lives, no matter your working hours, your time zone, or how many kids you have.

Video classes in German and other languages take place 24/7 thanks to an international network of teachers and students. Plus, you choose how often to study: just once a week or several times per day!

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3. Comprehensive content 

An online school can recreate an educational environment far more fully than a simple app. Many apps offer only a few dictionary or translation features. 

You may get little or no communication with teachers in an app and learn strange phrases you will never hear – or need – in real life. But with Lingoda, you’ll be writing, reading, speaking, listening, learning grammar and practising pronunciation. 

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4. Native-speaking teachers

Some language programmes soon leave you bored of the same recorded voice. When you join Lingoda’s live face-to-face video lessons, you speak with a qualified native-speaking teacher – and students around the world.

You’ll learn to recognise a variety of accents - just as you must in life. Just choose whether you want to learn German, English, Business English, French or Spanish. 

5. Staying connected

Fed-up of the phrase social distancing? While keeping physical distance between us is now necessary, so is human connection. Unlike learning alone with an app, Lingoda’s group classes have an average of three students – a small enough number for the kind of meaningful interactions you get in a physical school.

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Feeling below your best or having a pyjama day? No problem. Classes are held on the video tool Zoom but you can always join on audio only.

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6. Real world value

Imagine how great you’d feel at impressing your colleagues or friends by speaking a new language. Or the impact on potential employers browsing your CV.

Lingoda’s live lessons require you to think on your feet in preparation for the real world. Topics include typical expat challenges such as opening a bank account or visiting government offices, as well as how to make conversation at work.

Your teacher will encourage you to share opinions on topics as you discuss them. Simply memorising simple phrases like how to order a coffee or a cab will not cut it.

Ready to give yourself a chance of learning German or another language? Find out more about Lingoda – and start your 7-day free trial with a private class or three group classes included




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