By learning these sentences you will get a natural feel for the grammar, for cultural sayings, and natural German speech.
So if Pimsleur is the alpha of the audio courses then Glossika is definitely the omega. At least in my eyes. Never has there been such a direct path to fluency than there is with Glossika. Now, I don’t want to act like it is perfect – it isn’t. But it is pretty close. And whether or not it is perfect for you depends on a few things.
- How you learn languages
- How much German you already know
- How ‘entertained’ you need to be at this point in your advancement
Enter Glossika -> Visit the Official Glossika Site
Okay, let’s get down to it. This program is recommended for beginners but I would also get some more materials to go along with it. In my case I did a month of Pimsleur so that I could get used to the sounds and speaking the language so that I wasn’t too overwhelmed when I started Glossika. I had a little bit of material under my belt so I was ready to go.
Do Sentences Really Work? What About Grammar?
I remember when I had a German class back in middle school my teacher Frau Berman would make us translate sentences the entire class every Friday. I hated it so much. But I learned so much as well. I learned how the language forms and what pieces go together. You won’t be necessarily transcribing sentences with Glossika ( you could) but it gives you that same amount of intensity that I had back in middle school that forces your brain to make these connections. Beacause you will be getting so much input you will start to understand how the grammar works. Things will just ‘sound’ right. Believe me, it happens and it happens organically. That is the best way to learn. Just be patient with yourself and be consistent!
Let me tell you – I love Glossika. I have already bought the Mandarin, Italian, Arabic, and French versions as well. I think it is one of the greatest tools out there. This is a product not only for people who want to learn a language but also for people who LOVE languages. It feeds into that impossible need that some of us have to learn every language at once. It is definitely something that I would have in my arsenal for language learning. You don’t have to be like me and buy every single language they have, (but you could) just start out with your first language and see how you like it. If you love it like I do then grab everything they have! You won’t be disappointed!