Use Facebook to help in learning German

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Go to the lower right hand side of your facebook homepage, click on the ‘English (US)’ link. It will open up your language settings. Click on ‘Western Europe’ and then on ‘Deutsch’

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Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

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  1. I have another bit of advice. I always read childen’s books in the language I was learning. It uses simpler language that usually doesn’t insult your intelligence, and you get to read and hear the real language as its used. I have children’s books with audio in over 55 languages, but one I always try to get is a translation of Alice in Wonderland (Alice’s Abenteuer im Wunderland), because I know the story and it’s readily available.I usually just listen to the audio throughout the day even if I don’t understand it. Just listening to the cadence is necessary for your brain to grasp the feel of the language. And besides, that’s how a child learns. I have Alice’s Abenteuer im Wunderland uploaded to one of my websites here both the full audio and kindle version in German
    http://german.languagegeek.info/wp-content/uploads/2012/Deutsch/wunderland.m4b
    http://german.languagegeek.info/wp-content/uploads/2012/Deutsch/wunderland.mobi

    This is the next best thing to being in Austria or Germany. Then, you should listen to some German sermons (I have those too..one of them is mine! eek!)

  2. I’ve added a sermon. This is from a conference I attended in Austria about 15 years ago I believe. You may notice the G is not pronounced in der Engel unlike in standard Hochdeutsch.
    http://german.languagegeek.info/wp-content/uploads/2012/Deutsch/predigt.mp3

    This is good spoken German at conversational, sermon speed. Get used to the cadence, and don’t try to understand the whole thing, just see which words you can detect. If you’ve done your homework, and have listened to enough good German, you may be pleasantly surprised how much you can figure out. You should offer a prize to the person who can tell you what its about! (This is a tough one..I didn’t even know what the title meant! I completely forgot. I had to look it up myself :) )

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