Are you a German learner who’s been learning the language for a while and who’s covered a lot of the basics? Are you ready to take focussed action to power yourself up as an “independent user” of the language between now and Easter?
Over in the Howtogetfluent Email Club, I’ve been talking to quite a few of you who’ve reached German “upper beginner” level (A2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
You’ve already covered a lot of the basics but still don’t feel like confident “independent users” (as the intermediate B1 level is described on the CERFL).
Your itching to transform your German but it hasn’t happened yet.
I hear a lot about three key frustrations:
- forgetting vocab
- confusion over new grammar structures
- finding time to avoid overwhelm and keeping going with consistent, focussed learning.
Despite all the effort you’ve put in so far, there’s a real risk at this stage you could give up.
….and giving up at the threshold of what’s a really rewarding period as a language learner when you should becoming an “independent user”.
It’s a huge feeling of achievement and excitement when you do become a real going concern in German and my mentored nine-week Focus for Fluency Into Intermediate German mentored self-study course is just the thing to help you decisively along the way to doing just that.
We kick off on Monday 10 February and the action runs for nine weeks till Saturday 11 April 2020 (the day before Easter).
I’ve partnered with some gifted German teachers to craft a great set of materials to help you really transform your German.
I’ll teach you my brain-savvy, focussed study routine.
Included is personal one-to-one mentoring support (via email) from me every step of the way.
The core is a set of nine lively, conversational dialogues (recorded by native speakers).
You’ll get one as an mp3 at the beginning of each week.
I’ll show you how to work with them effectively, first listening, then using the German only and German-English transcripts in a really interactive way.
Later each week, when you’re starting to get use to the material, we’ll have an explicit look at the grammar but the emphasis is on patterns rather than theory.
Then there are (optional) self-correct exercises for those of you who like to reinforce new patterns that way.
Also included are training videos from me (in English) on how to get the most out of the material and my pro tips and advice on relevant aspects of language learning.
There’s a Facebook group where you and the other participants can share experiences and support each other.
Sabrina, our German teacher will be answering your questions in the Facebook Group too and I’ll be doing “Lives” each week……
……and, throughout, you’ll have access to my one-to-one personal mentoring by email when you need it.
Here’s an interview I’ve just done with Sabrina about the course:
To find out more, head over to the information and enrolment page.
Ready to transform your German?
Enrolment is open now but only until midnight London time at the end of Friday 7th February…..ready for a flying start on Monday 10th February.
If you want to work with me and you’re serious about focussed action between now and Easter, here’s your chance. Don’t miss it! Los geht’s!