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December 9th, 2011
Episode 140 of 156 episodes
Hello and welcome to German-Podcast.de, dem Podcast zum Deutsch lernen.I am currently doing a complete overhaul of the podcast. The podcast started about 4 years ago and has been going in a . . . lets say unsystematic way. Time for a rework over the Christmas holidays. Here are three reasons why I decided to do the restart:Most importantly: The podcast never followed a systematic way of building your knowledge. It was a mixture of basic and advanced lessons that did not build upon each others. That’s fine if you are already an advanced student, but can be frustrating if you are a beginner. Therefore I will continue to mix in advanced lessons, but the main focus is to build a systematic set of vocabulary.Furthermore there are old audio lessons and/or PDF files missing because the servers I hostet them on don’t exist anymore. Some I still have on a backup in my basement, some are completely gone. I keep getting mails, asking me to send somebody those files. I will try to use more reliable sources in the future, but you know that hosting a large number of big files can become expensive. There are currently over 10000 people downloading those files and I am only willing to pay so much, so please donate a few dollars if you find that the podcast helps you…Finally the combination of an audio file and a vocabulary trainer is in my personal point of view the true road to success. You really need to learn those basic words – and repeat them over and over again. There are a number of good training programs for all platforms out there. Personally I find that my smartphone is the best platform, as it allows me to learn my vocis while I wait for a train, take a walk, during my lunch break or whenever I want. That’s the way I learn my French and Spanish vocabulary. So, that’s why I decided to do a complete rework of the lessons. For those of you who don’t own an Android phone: I will still post the audio files and the vocabulary to this podcast. Its just that you are on your own about how to handle your flash cards…Click here to download the Android app for learning German with this podcast.Lucerne, 09.12.2011Stephan WiesnerUse this free podcast to learn to speak German. http://german-podcast.blogspot.com