Hello, everybody!! I am from Utah (die Vereinigten Staaten) and have been re-learning German for about a year or so. I took 4 years of German in college, many, many years ago. The only thing I remember from all that is "Ich wasche mich die Hände"--actually, I think it's really “Ich wasche mir die Hände.” We didn't even learn the most fundamental of German rules…the verb goes in 2nd position!!
I am thrilled to have found Rocket German--so many features to fully embed German in my brain: listening comprehension, speaking, writing, virtual dialogues, along with flashcards and cultural and grammar tips. I esp. love the audio feedback feature, whereby I can record my pronunciation and compare it with a native speaker--this has been invaluable for me.
In order to get more experience with reading and listening comprehension I am reading the first Harry Potter book in German, accompanied with the audiobook in German and the English version in book form.
I hope you all are feeling the same enjoyment of Rocket German that I am…bravo to the developers of this program!!