German Language Episodes

June 02, 2021

Advice for foreigners in Germany, taken from two years of The Germany Experience

The Germany Experience podcast is 2 years old and to celebrate, here is a compilation of some of the advice that guests have offered about everything from making friends through to preparing for bureaucracy. Thank you for lis...

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November 02, 2020

Ask a German: Bureaucracy, German pillows, standing in line, and recruitment through fruit (Dominik, Jürgen & Philipp from Ach?)

You sent in your questions, and I put them to Germans to get the answers. It's Ask A German time! The three German guests are the always funny and entertaining hosts of the German podcast, Ach ! They answer the questions that...

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October 19, 2020

Wurst/arsch/schwein idioms, why “Der/Die/Das” is weird, and sitting down to pee in Germany (Ricardo from Brazil & Ivan from Bulgaria)

Ricardo from Brazil and Ivan from Bulgaria are the people behind the Can You German? Instagram account. They met by chance in Germany, where they became friends. Later, when Ivan was stuck in Brazil due to COVID-19, they spen...

German Culture German Language

October 12, 2020

Things to know before learning German (Elysse from Elysse Speaks)

Elysse is the host of Elysse Speaks, a YouTube channel about her experiences learning multiple languages (including sign language). One of the languages she speaks is German, and I invited her on the podcast to talk about Ger...

German Language

October 05, 2020

The attraction of Munich, the versatility of “Doch!”, and environmentalism in Germany (Sarah from Canada)

Sarah from Canada came to Munich 4 years ago to get her Masters degree. At first the plan was to stay two years (which at the time she felt was too long). But soon she fell in love with Munich and found many reasons to stay. ...

Adapting To Life In Germany German Language

September 28, 2020

German youth words of 2020 (Nina from Germany)

Every year, the Langenscheidt publishing house searches for the youth word of that year. It's happening again, and Nina from Germany (who previously appeared in the Fasching episode back in February) helps me explain the word...

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August 17, 2020

RERUN: Teaching English, Learning Languages, and Raising Bilingual Children in Germany (Lori from USA)

Originally released on July 2nd, 2019 (episode #6). Lori from USA has been teaching English in Germany for almost 40 years, so it’s not surprising that she has a thing or two to say about learning new languages. In fact, her ...

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June 22, 2020

Trilingualism, switching between languages, and Italian words adopted by German (Carmen from Italy)

Carmen is a trilingual Italian living in Munich, Germany. She speaks Italian, German and English fluently, and joins me to discuss her path to becoming trilingual, how she balances three languages, and the effects of learning...

German Language

May 25, 2020

You go me on the cookie! (Dana Newman from Wanted Adventure)

Dana Newman from the Wanted Adventure YouTube channel joins me to discuss her book, "You go me on the cookie!". The book (written in German) describes Dana's adventures (and misadventures) learning German, and also highlights...

German Language

April 06, 2020

Some German idioms (Steph Fuccio from USA)

Steph Fuccio, host of the Geopats podcast, is new to Germany and to the German language. So as a new learner, I thought it would be fun to throw some German idioms at her and see if she could figure them out. If you're new to...

German Language

March 02, 2020

Finding yourself in a second language: language and identity (Steph from Germany)

Steph is from Bavaria, and moved to the UK when she was in her 20s before ending up in Austin, Texas. She learned to speak English at a native-speaker level, and found that it just suited her. Because she's got a fantastic co...

Adapting To Life In Germany German Language

July 01, 2019

Lori From USA - Teaching English, Learning Languages, and Raising Bilingual Children in Germany

Lori from USA has been teaching English in Germany for almost 40 years, so it’s not surprising that she has a thing or two to say about learning new languages. In fact, her language pedigree goes back to even before she moved...

Adapting To Life In Germany German Language