Whether you just want to learn a few German words and phrases, or you want to go further, we’ve got the answers to all your German language questions! We're talking great tools, great tips, audio lessons, and the inside word on how to speak German confidently and understand German quickly and effectively...
Right here you‘ll find tons of German language resources that will really help you learn German. From understanding how German grammar works, to a whole range of really helpful German words and phrases, these fantastic German lessons will make sure that you can get your point across when you're traveling in a German speaking country.
My name’s Paul Weber, and I’m the host of Rocket German. I come from the beautiful country of Germany, which means German is my native language. That also means that I know just how hard it can be to learn a new language, because I’ve been there learning English. Together with my English speaking colleague, Nik, I want to help you to speak and understand German while cutting your learning time in half.
I’ve travelled the world over and have found that languages are a great way to meet people and discover new things. I really want to make your German learning experience rewarding and fun!
My goal, just like Rocket Languages’, is to help you reach your goal.
If you want to learn to express yourself a new language, and do it at express pace, then the Rocket Express Learning System is just what you need.
By combining three scientifically proven theories of learning, and taking advantage of advances in e-learning and technology, the team at Rocket Languages have a developed an effective way for you to speak and understand the language you've always loved, and retain it forever.
It begins with George A. Miller's idea of 'chunking', breaking down big difficult content into small easy parts.
Then there's Dr Stephen Krashen's theory that the best way to learn a language is in a low pressure environment with supportive native speakers who are prepared to give honest accurate feedback.
Finally, Neil Fleming found that there are four main ways that people learn:
When you combine these three complimentary theories with a team that is at the cutting edge of e-learning technology, you get a system that is guaranteed to have you speaking and understanding your new favorite language in no time at all.
You can sound like you ARE a native German speaker when you use Rocket Record, the pronunciation tool from Rocket German!
Here’s the transcript from one of our Interactive Audio Lessons:
|Nik||Hallo Paul!||Hello Paul!|
|Paul||Hallo Nik!||Hello Nik!|
|Wie geht's dir?||How are you?|
|Nik||Gut, und dir?||Good! And you?|
|Paul||Sehr gut.||Very good.|
|Mir geht's sehr gut.||I'm very good.|
IMPORTANT! To get full functionality with Rocket Record voice comparison you need to become a member by either purchasing or signing up for the trial. Once you have done this you can download the Rocket Languages App and get full functionality!
Note the blue triangle icons beside each German phrase. Just click the icon to access Rocket Record.
Rocket Record allows you to listen to the way native speakers say hundreds of German words and phrases. Then you can record yourself and accurately compare your speech with that of the native speaker.
It really is a fantastic way to learn German by increasing the amount of German words and phrases you know, and at the same time massively improving your pronunciation and accent. Rocket Record is great for your confidence!
Virtually every German word and phrase in these lessons uses our Rocket Record voice comparison technology to get your pronunciation sounding as close as possible to a native German speaker.
Most of our German lessons take advantage of Testing, our exclusive testing tool. Testing has three testing components, Hear It Say It!, Write It!, and Know It! Plus the multi-choice Quiz.
Training your ear for German can be one of the things that German learners find the hardest to master. That’s why we came up with Hear It Say It!
Here’s how Hear lt Say It! works. A randomly selected audio track from within each lesson is played. After listening to the track you’re prompted to record yourself saying the word, compare the way you say it to the German speaker, and rate how well you understand what the speaker was saying. A very powerful tool to tune your ear to spoken German!
Have a go with Hear It Say It! Here
It's one thing being able to pronounce German words correctly, it's quite another figuring out how those sounds turn into written words.
Write It! is the self-testing tool that lets you find out how well developed your German ear really is. Just listen to the native speaker saying a word or phrase, then try to write it correctly in the space provided. There's a special character keyboard available if you need it, so you can get it exactly right.
When you're done click reveal, and you get to see how well you did, and get a rating for that word or phrase.
Test your writing skills with Write It! here:
Now, all the training in the world won’t help you if someone is talking to you in German and your mind freezes when it’s your turn to speak! That’s why we developed Know It! The self-testing tool that really puts you on the spot!
Know It! pulls randomly selected English words and phrases out of each lesson and prompts you to record yourself saying the German translation, compare yourself to the German speaker, and then rate how well you did! You really need to know your stuff for this one but the benefits are huge in maximizing how quickly you can come up with the right thing to say when someone is speaking German to you!
For a real challenge try out Know It!:
Test out your German skills with Testing in these lessons:
Now you know how to use Rocket Record and Testing you can start learning German with some basic German lessons.
These German word lessons from Rocket German will help you to learn tons of basic German words and improve your German pronunciation. We’ve also included some useful vocabulary lists to help you learn German for real-world situations!
Try these popular lessons:
Once you’ve built up your vocabulary by learning some basic German words, it’s time to move on to learning key German phrases with some more of our German lessons
Are you planning on traveling to a German speaking country on vacation or business? Or perhaps you need to speak German closer to home... Whatever the reason you can learn simple German phrases for with these German lessons from Rocket German.
Our German grammar lessons make learning German grammar rules a breeze. Whether you’re a German language beginner or honing your advanced skills we can help you master the basics and the finer points in no time.
It‘s true that most folks learning to speak a foreign language don‘t look forward to the grammar rules, but the better you understand how the language works, the more you can read and write about!
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You can hear the first Interactive Audio Lesson from Rocket German Premium here:
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