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13 Aug 2019 08:00
3 Things I Say When Clients Don't Do Their Homework

I do not have German students, I have German clients.

This creates a different kind of dynamic than you’d find in some classroom settings, but my clients still get homework in their lessons. Sometimes they get a lot of homework, sometimes they get little homework, but when they don’t do their homework, I do have something to say about it.

Here [ ... ]

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06 Aug 2019 14:15
Why I Loathe Trick Questions

Heads-up: this is a rant post.

A long time ago I used a German book for both classes and lessons that wasn’t a good fit for either population. I didn’t like the layout, I didn’t like the cartoons, the instructions weren’t always clear, and sometimes the workbook exercises differed from what was in the chapter.

That made teaching with this book [ ... ]

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23 Jul 2019 12:00
When do I use

"Geheiratet." Nein. "Verheiratet." Ich weiss es nicht!

I know how it goes, these two can be really tricky, however they are similar enough to English that you can learn a couple of associations to help you keep them apart in your mind.

Sometimes you simply need rote memorization, and sometimes you need a way of remembering which one is which. Sometimes [ ... ]

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