Forget about cramming vocabulary: the best way to learn a language is by using decoding exercises. Translate a German sentence word-by-word into your native language – thus you will learn the word’s meaning as well as the language’s grammar.
Decoding means to “decipher”. The native language serves as a supporting factor as we know it inside out. By translating a foreign text word-by-word into the native language, we learn to understand the foreign language.
Every word is being translated separately, which enables the language learner to easily learn:
Write down on a piece of paper two to three sentences of your foreign text, preferably on A3...
Would you like to learn a foreign language? These five exercises will boost your learning progress immediately!
TIP: Most exercises require a brain-friendly learning course. Fortunately, you can adjust the exercises a bit so that they fit in with other language learning material, as well.
Listen to a text passage on loop. Listen to the native speakers in the movie and read along the word-by-word translations in your native tongue. Concentrate on the second line only (the translations). The word pairs are highlighted in sync with the speakers – just like a karaoke player.
With this exercise, you will intuitively learn:
Repeat the text passage regularly until you understand approximately 85% of all words. Then, move on to the next passage/lesson.
With this exercise, you can start to speak the language...