Learn To Speak German Quickly - As Easy As Going For A Swim
Going to study or work in a German-speaking country?† Before you go you need to make sure that you implement the Dip and Dive.† It will minimize culture shock and maximize your ability to learn German fluently during your time Europe.††
Wham! Bam! Just like that I wanted to learn German†easily and quickly, and I needed to find a way.† I had a 2-step strategy to do so.† It's called the "Dip and Dive".† The "Dip" step was to sign up for a beginner German class at the Goethe Institute in my area.† The "Dive" step was to study German for 2 months at a Goethe Institute in Germany.†† If youare going to live in a German-speaking country you need the "Dip and Dive" strategy to ensure success in becoming proficient in German.
The Dip - When going for a swim, most of us first dip our toes in the water to check the temperature in order to get our psyche ready to dive in.† This Dip is based on a similar principle.† It refers to getting your psyche and brain ready before you leave, by learning about the German language and culture, through a language class or an online course.†† To get the most out of the Dip, you should find a good online German course that allows you to be fully immersed in the German language. †One of the principal benefits to learn to speak German online is that it is convenient, and enables you to learn German anywhere and anytime.† Once you have acquired solid intermediate German language skills and you have a sufficient knowledge of the country's culture, this will lessen the culture shock and better prepare you to learn, study, or work abroad in any German-speaking country.
The Dive - When we dive into the water we are completely submerged and there is nothing we can do but enjoy the water and the moment.† Likewise, when you are living and studying in Germany, you will get the most enjoyment and fulfillment if, and only if, you try to immerse yourself in all things German as much as you can.† By learning through immersion, you will have an opportunity to maximize your acquisition of German.† To get the most out of the Dive you need to do the following:
"Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need." ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach
"Jumping at several small opportunities may get us there more quickly than waiting for one big one to come along."† ~ Hugh Allen
"The only disability in life is a bad attitude."† ~ Scott Hamilton
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