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I'm wondering what other users have done to expand on Fluenz after level 5. My plan is to read a few books by Brian Smith (ex: German Easy Reader - Super 500 for Beginners), the German Frequency Dictionary by Tschirner and Jones, and a few grammar books I picked up from Amazon. Does this seem like a good plan? Brian Smith's books have mp3s so I can practice my listening skills. I don't really have many options for speaking practice aside from a German cook who lives nearby. Any suggestions are welcome.

I'm wondering what other users have done to expand on Fluenz after level 5. My plan is to read a few books by Brian Smith (ex: German Easy Reader - Super 500 for Beginners), the German Frequency Dictionary by Tschirner and Jones, and a few grammar books I picked up from Amazon. Does this seem like a good plan? Brian Smith's books have mp3s so I can practice my listening skills. I don't really have many options for speaking practice aside from a German cook who lives nearby. Any suggestions are welcome.

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Ich habe gerade Fluenz Deutsch erledigt. Wunderbar. Jetzt fängt die schwierige Arbeit an... ich lerne allein. Vielen Dank Fluenzteam für sieben Monaten Spaß!

Ich habe gerade Fluenz Deutsch erledigt. Wunderbar. Jetzt fängt die schwierige Arbeit an... ich lerne allein. Vielen Dank Fluenzteam für sieben Monaten Spaß!

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Hey Fluenz! I was looking over what the Fluenz website says we will work on from each level of the program. (Bottom of http://fluenz.com/languages/learn-german/ ) What I am confused about is that it says we will be introduced to reflexive verbs in level 2. Description in level 2: - "Introduction to reflexive verbs" - "the introduction of new structures and vocabulary (such as reflexive verbs, comparatives, and superlatives) combines with more serious responsibilities, such as going to the doctor and handling office tasks, preparing you to engage more seriously with the German-speaking world." Then in level 3 we will have: - "Extensive work on reflexive verbs" - "Meanwhile extensive work on reflexive verbs—a very common feature in German—and direct/indirect object pronouns will add a key dimension of complexity to your speech." Level 4 says: - "Conjugating reflexive verbs" The problem being that I am on level 4 session 9 and still have not worked with reflexives at all in the program (not even the pronoun "Sich"). So I am not expecting to even be conjugating them in this level. All my knowledge of reflexive verbs come from other resources, and they are quite important in German, so what am I missing here? Is the information on the website just wrong? Vielen Dank im Voraus Mike

Hey Fluenz!
I was looking over what the Fluenz website says we will work on from each level of the program.
(Bottom of http://fluenz.com/languages/learn-german/ )
What I am confused about is that it says we will be introduced to reflexive verbs in level 2.

Description in level 2:

- "Introduction to reflexive verbs"
- "the introduction of new structures and vocabulary (such as reflexive verbs, comparatives, and superlatives) combines with more serious responsibilities, such as going to the doctor and handling office tasks, preparing you to engage more seriously with the German-speaking world."

Then in level 3 we will have:

- "Extensive work on reflexive verbs"
- "Meanwhile extensive work on reflexive verbs—a very common feature in German—and direct/indirect object pronouns will add a key dimension of complexity to your speech."

Level 4 says:

- "Conjugating reflexive verbs"

The problem being that I am on level 4 session 9 and still have not worked with reflexives at all in the program (not even the pronoun "Sich"). So I am not expecting to even be conjugating them in this level. All my knowledge of reflexive verbs come from other resources, and they are quite important in German, so what am I missing here? Is the information on the website just wrong?

Vielen Dank im Voraus
Mike

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German numbers, I have found after completing Lesson 20 in German 1, can be INCREDIBLY long. However, this lesson made it very easy to learn those numbers and comprehend them. Thanks so much to Sonia and her team. I am really enjoying learning German and I'd also like to thank Sonia for all the tidbits and history she provides along the way.

German numbers, I have found after completing Lesson 20 in German 1, can be INCREDIBLY long. However, this lesson made it very easy to learn those numbers and comprehend them. Thanks so much to Sonia and her team. I am really enjoying learning German and I'd also like to thank Sonia for all the tidbits and history she provides along the way.

Hi, I'm almost finished with Fluenz German now (halfway through level 5 - and wish there were levels 6, 7, etc.!). How should I continue the learning? Can anyone give me some suggestions? One of my 2018 resolution is to achieve B1 level in German. Thanks!

Hi, I'm almost finished with Fluenz German now (halfway through level 5 - and wish there were levels 6, 7, etc.!).
How should I continue the learning? Can anyone give me some suggestions? One of my 2018 resolution is to achieve B1 level in German.
Thanks!

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hi can you anyone recommend a german tv show or podcast etc which has been useful to use for development and not too overwhelming?

hi
can you anyone recommend a german tv show or podcast etc which has been useful to use for development and not too overwhelming?

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Wow, I started Level 1 on May 15th and just finished Level 5. I worked every day and I think this program is exceptional. I've looked and used many other programs including Duolingo and Pimsleur. I listen to Pimsleur in the car. What I like about the Fluenz program is that it gives you the structure to understand, read and write on your own. With most of the other programs, they just throw vocabulary at you and pat phrases which isn't very helpful if you don't understand the underlying grammatical structure. It's unlikely you're going to use the exact same phrase you learn in conversation--you have to be able to apply the grammar to new vocabulary. I'm going to continue my journey. I've joined Yabla which is good because you watch and listen to video stories at normal German speaking speed. I've also downloaded short stories on Audible which is also good to listen to in the car. I'm probably going to take private lessons with Lingoda. I took the level test and tested into Level C1, which is probably a bit ambitious but it will be challenging. Also, a really good and comprehensive German grammar book is Hammer's German Grammar and Usage by Martin Durrell. Thank you to Fluenz for the great foundation.

Wow, I started Level 1 on May 15th and just finished Level 5. I worked every day and I think this program is exceptional. I've looked and used many other programs including Duolingo and Pimsleur. I listen to Pimsleur in the car. What I like about the Fluenz program is that it gives you the structure to understand, read and write on your own. With most of the other programs, they just throw vocabulary at you and pat phrases which isn't very helpful if you don't understand the underlying grammatical structure. It's unlikely you're going to use the exact same phrase you learn in conversation--you have to be able to apply the grammar to new vocabulary. I'm going to continue my journey. I've joined Yabla which is good because you watch and listen to video stories at normal German speaking speed. I've also downloaded short stories on Audible which is also good to listen to in the car. I'm probably going to take private lessons with Lingoda. I took the level test and tested into Level C1, which is probably a bit ambitious but it will be challenging. Also, a really good and comprehensive German grammar book is Hammer's German Grammar and Usage by Martin Durrell. Thank you to Fluenz for the great foundation.

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Hello everyone. I'm Nikhil staying in the UAE and I'm learning German language so as to apply for my Master's programme in Germany by next year. I'm currently working on Level 2 (done with the first 6 sessions of it). I would be glad if I'm able to find a language buddy so it would be easy for both to excel in this language. If interested, please email me on nikhilpawar132@gmail.com. Thanks in advance.

Hello everyone. I'm Nikhil staying in the UAE and I'm learning German language so as to apply for my Master's programme in Germany by next year. I'm currently working on Level 2 (done with the first 6 sessions of it). I would be glad if I'm able to find a language buddy so it would be easy for both to excel in this language. If interested, please email me on nikhilpawar132@gmail.com.
Thanks in advance.

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I just finished German Level 3, will it be enough for the A1 test? If I finish all 5 levels, will I be ready for A2? Thank you.

I just finished German Level 3, will it be enough for the A1 test? If I finish all 5 levels, will I be ready for A2?
Thank you.

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Hi Fluenz team, First a huge thank you for making this programme. I've always struggled to learn foreign languages and I'm so very happy I have found Fluenz. I have lived in Germany for two years and haven't been able to pick up the language very well. Now, after a couple of months with Fluenz, all my German friends are very impressed with my progress. So, thank you! I would like to ask today if you have any plans to expand the programme to include pronunciation recognition? I have used a different language learning programme before and while the immersion method (I call it the submersion method because you get drowned in the new language) is anything but effective, this programme does test your pronunciation. I recently repurchased this programme just to test my pronunciation and I hated it because the pedagogy and style is so inferior. I would, however, love it if Fluenz had an expansion pack that included pronunciation recognition. Even as someone who lives in Germany, I am always terrified to speak as so often I am misheard or I mispronounce things and would love to be able to build the confidence at home before I am in a busy supermarket and need to think on my feet. Also, I find the final section of the programme (the green screens) to have some really great sentences in them and I, for one, would really like to be able to test out my dictation for random sentences instead of always building on a single idea. These are just some food for thought from someone who has spent a lot of time trying and trying with unconventional methods. I am very happy with Fluenz and I think these things would really be the cherry on top :) Ash

Hi Fluenz team,
First a huge thank you for making this programme. I've always struggled to learn foreign languages and I'm so very happy I have found Fluenz. I have lived in Germany for two years and haven't been able to pick up the language very well. Now, after a couple of months with Fluenz, all my German friends are very impressed with my progress. So, thank you!
I would like to ask today if you have any plans to expand the programme to include pronunciation recognition? I have used a different language learning programme before and while the immersion method (I call it the submersion method because you get drowned in the new language) is anything but effective, this programme does test your pronunciation. I recently repurchased this programme just to test my pronunciation and I hated it because the pedagogy and style is so inferior. I would, however, love it if Fluenz had an expansion pack that included pronunciation recognition. Even as someone who lives in Germany, I am always terrified to speak as so often I am misheard or I mispronounce things and would love to be able to build the confidence at home before I am in a busy supermarket and need to think on my feet.
Also, I find the final section of the programme (the green screens) to have some really great sentences in them and I, for one, would really like to be able to test out my dictation for random sentences instead of always building on a single idea.
These are just some food for thought from someone who has spent a lot of time trying and trying with unconventional methods. I am very happy with Fluenz and I think these things would really be the cherry on top :)

Ash

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