11 episodes

There are two tricks to learning a language. The first is to relate to the language beyond the vocabulary you learn. The second is to fall in love with a person who speaks it. If that’s not an option - Long Story Short is your next best. Exploring the desire to connect more with the people around us through stories performed, then broken down for you, in your native and target tongue. The first season covers beginner-level German for English speakers. A production from Chatterbug and WEFRAME Studios.

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    • Education

There are two tricks to learning a language. The first is to relate to the language beyond the vocabulary you learn. The second is to fall in love with a person who speaks it. If that’s not an option - Long Story Short is your next best. Exploring the desire to connect more with the people around us through stories performed, then broken down for you, in your native and target tongue. The first season covers beginner-level German for English speakers. A production from Chatterbug and WEFRAME Studios.

    Introducing Long Story Short

    Introducing Long Story Short

    There are two tricks to learning a language. The first is to relate to the language beyond the vocabulary you learn. The second is to fall in love with a person who speaks it.


    If that’s not an option - Long Story Short is your next best. Exploring the desire to connect more with the people around us through stories performed, then broken down for you, in your native and target tongue. The first season covers beginner-level German for English speakers. A production from Chatterbug.

    Follow the link and get a 25% discount on your first month using Chatterbug: https://app.chatterbug.com/r/LongStoryShort

    • 2 min
    Breakfast at Midnight - Episode 1 - Learn German

    Breakfast at Midnight - Episode 1 - Learn German

    Follow the link and get a 25% discount on your first month using Chatterbug: https://app.chatterbug.com/r/LongStoryShort
    Episode 1 is ‘Breakfast at Midnight’, meaning ‘Frühstück um Mitternacht’. It follows Noah, a young chef in Berlin, whose life turned upside down after his beloved grandmother passed away. What or who will it take for life to fall back into place again for Noah?

    Stay tuned after the reading to join host, Helena, and German learner, Danielle, for a deep dive into the story. They break down its cultural context and German dialogue. Then hear from Inda and Stefie, two of Chatterbug’s German teachers, for a quick-fire memory technique round, Grammatically Speaking. This episode’s story was read by Munich-based actor Luca Rosendahl. 
    This season’s episodes focus on talking points we’ve found to be the most valuable for A1 German learners. Our podcast coincides with topics in Chatterbug’s curriculum. In this episode look out for units on: 1.2.1 - Days of the Week; 1.3.1 - Buying Food; and  1.1.2 - Talking about Hobbies.

    You can find more information and the full transcript for this episode by following this link: blog.chatterbug.com/en/long-story-short-1

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    • 36 min
    Judgement Game - Episode 2 - Learn German

    Judgement Game - Episode 2 - Learn German

    Follow the link and get a 25% discount on your first month using Chatterbug: https://app.chatterbug.com/r/LongStoryShort

    Long Story's Short Episode 2 is ‘Judgement Game’, meaning ‘Das Spiel der Beurteilung’. Sometimes, when meeting a person, it feels like you just fit. Other times, it takes a bit of work. If it doesn’t come effortlessly at first, is it natural to play the part until it does? This is Annie’s story.

    Stay tuned after the reading to join host, Helena, and German learner, Danielle, for a deep dive into the story. They break down its cultural context and German dialogue. Then hear from Inda and Stefie, two of Chatterbug’s German teachers, for a quick-fire memory technique round, Grammatically Speaking. This episode’s story was read by Berlin-based actor Rosa Landers. 
    This season’s episodes focus on talking points we’ve found to be the most valuable for A1 German learners. Our podcast coincides with topics in Chatterbug’s curriculum. In this episode look out for units on: 1.3.2 - Going to the Restaurant and 1.5.3 - Weather.

    You can find more information and the full transcript for this episode by following this link: blog.chatterbug.com/en/long-story-short-2
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    #LanguageLearning

    • 37 min
    Everyday Becoming - Episode 3 - Learn German

    Everyday Becoming - Episode 3 - Learn German

    Follow the link and get a 25% discount on your first month using Chatterbug: https://app.chatterbug.com/r/LongStoryShort

    Long Story's Short Episode 3 is ‘Everyday Becoming’, meaning ‘Jeden Tag ein kleines Stück wachsen’. A story of two sisters who struggle with what it means to be present for the big moments in our loved one’s lives. Are we able to rely on each other when we’re thousands of miles apart?

    Stay tuned after the reading to join host, Helena, and German learner, Danielle, for a deep dive into the story. They break down its cultural context and German dialogue. Then hear from Inda and Stefie, two of Chatterbug’s German teachers, for a quick-fire memory technique round, Grammatically Speaking. This episode’s story was read by Berlin-based actor Madlen Meyer. 
    This season’s episodes focus on talking points we’ve found to be the most valuable for A1 German learners. Our podcast coincides with topics in Chatterbug’s curriculum. In this episode look out for units on: 1.7.3 - Health; 1.8.1 - Travel; and 1.8.3 - Describing Clothes.
    You can find more information and the full transcript for this episode by following this link: blog.chatterbug.com/en/long-story-short-3

    #LearnGerman
    #GermanLearning
    #LanguageLearning

    • 52 min
    Social Creatures - Episode 4 - Learn German

    Social Creatures - Episode 4 - Learn German

    Follow the link and get a 25% discount on your first month using Chatterbug: https://app.chatterbug.com/r/LongStoryShort

    Long Story Short's episode 4 is ‘Social Creatures’, meaning ‘Soziale Wesen’. What if you found a friend without knowing it? Astrid finds herself navigating life in a foreign country, language and social scene - but she’s only the ‘new kid’ for so long.

    Stay tuned after the reading to join host, Helena, and German learner, Danielle, for a deep dive into the story. They break down its cultural context and German dialogue. Then hear from Inda and Stefie, two of Chatterbug’s German teachers, for a quick-fire memory technique round, Grammatically Speaking. This episode’s story was read by Berlin-based actor Maéva Roth. 


    This season’s episodes focus on talking points we’ve found to be the most valuable for A1 German learners. Our podcast coincides with topics in Chatterbug’s curriculum. In this episode look out for units on: 1.6.2 - Vacation and parties; 1.6.3 - Talking about the past week; 1.8.2 - Public holidays; and 1.9.3 - Asking for information.

    You can find more information and the full transcript for this episode by following this link: blog.chatterbug.com/en/long-story-short-4

    #LearnGerman
    #GermanLearning
    #LanguageLearning

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Over the Years - Episode 5 - Learn German

    Over the Years - Episode 5 - Learn German

    Follow the link and get a 25% discount on your first month using Chatterbug: https://app.chatterbug.com/r/LongStoryShort

    Long Story Short's episode 5 is ‘Over The Years’, meaning ‘Im Laufe der Jahre’. Anniversaries are a time to celebrate years of togetherness. They also offer us the opportunity to reflect on those shared experiences - perhaps for worse, but hopefully for better!

    Stay tuned after the reading to join host, Helena, and German learner, Danielle, for a deep dive into the story. They break down its cultural context and German dialogue. Then hear from Inda and Stefie, two of Chatterbug’s German teachers, for a quick-fire memory technique round, Grammatically Speaking. This episode’s story was read by Berlin-based actor Jelena Markovic. 
    This season’s episodes focus on talking points we’ve found to be the most valuable for A1 German learners. Our podcast coincides with topics in Chatterbug’s curriculum. In this episode look out for units on: 1.0.3 - Checking into a Hotel; 1.2.3 - Hotel and Travel; and 1.5.2 - Describing the Rooms in Your House.

    You can find more information and the full transcript for this episode by following this link: blog.chatterbug.com/en/long-story-short-ep-5-over-the-years/
    #LearnGerman
    #GermanLearning
    #LanguageLearning

    • 59 min

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