Learning a language other than English

Ottokotto34 tr Turkey

as a new year resolution, i made up my mind to learn german and got the german versions of linguaphone, assimil and pimsleur. however, after a month, it became all too boring. i certainly needed some authentic content. but the problem is that i have to force myself to do that. 5 years ago, when i started learning english. there was no such problems. english was everywhere, and my college taught in english. so, i didnt have to make any extra effort. today, i almost gave up on german and feel like it is not worth the huge effort. rather, i can strengthen my english. has any of you experienced that? what are your recommendations? thanks

March 15 at 09:28
  • levmyshkin us United States

    English is definitely the most ubiquitous language, especially on the internet, but there is also a ton of content on the internet in several other major languages such as German. I suggest you do a google search in German of content of interest to you (sports, politics, history, literature, etc.). I'm sure there is a plethora of content, including Youtube, podcasts, and audiobooks. Enjoy German!

    March 15 at 10:03
  • iMeoWi us United States

    I recommend searching for German versions of things that you already love in another language. This has helped me find a lot of content in my target languages.

    Also, if you like entertainment, most cultures have books that have been made into movies or TV shows.

    Steve recently recorded a youtube video with Dominik from Get Germanized. Maybe checkout his youtube channel :D

    This is the video from the lingosteve channel (ENGLISH)

    Here is Dominik's channel

    Wednesday at 02:42