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Learn German with Thomas and Mark; pick up cultural tips from Cultural Correspondent Julia, and get to grips with the patterns of the language with our Grammar Guru Kirsten.

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Learn German with Thomas and Mark; pick up cultural tips from Cultural Correspondent Julia, and get to grips with the patterns of the language with our Grammar Guru Kirsten.

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4.6 out of 5
756 Ratings

756 Ratings

decemberboy1218 ,

Ausgezeichnet!! (Excellent!)

Hands-down the best language podcast I’ve ever used. It’s really fun learning German with Mark. The lessons are structured very well and really make the language fun and interesting.

Shanster1966 ,

Wunderbar!

I was practically fluent 30 years ago, and these lessons have been a great review for me. They helped bring back my lost knowledge and forgotten vocabulary. Thank you!

JustABroadwayBaby ,

Great, but native speaker has regional accent

Thomas, the native speaker, does not use standard pronunciation for his Rs. He uses an Italian/Spanish R most of the time, made flicking the tongue on the roof of the mouth, instead of the guttural R, produced in the back of the throat. His Ws also seem a little weird to me- not quite the “V” sound (Correct me if I’m wrong, fellow listeners).

I completed three courses at the Goethe Institut, in which I was taught formal “Hochdeutsch” by native-level teachers speaking with perfect accents. Even Mark on the podcast resists Thomas’ pronunciation some of the time. For a language podcast, you must employ speakers who speak absolutely perfectly.

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