How To Learn German FAST! My Story


Hey guys, welcome to my channel. Today is another interesting topic. I’m going to talk about German language. As you know my native language is Russian and I speak English pretty well, I guess. And I also speak German. ich spreche Deutsch for the German who watch my video. My story with German is very compicated. When I was 12 years old, we had to choose a second language at school. So my first language was English I started to learn it when I was four. But then I had to choose a second language. I had to choose between French and German I don’t really like how French sounds The choice was pretty obvious but I also didn’t really like German language because I didn’t get why would I need it. I totally understood why I needed English because English is everywhere I wanted to go to States or UK to study but why would I need German? But my mum was like “You have to learn German” because education in Germany is free. I don’t remember how old I was. I think I was 12 I thought I start studying in five years I’d be able to learn my German but she was like “Go ahead and learn it” So I went there I wasn’t interested at all I spent three years at school learning German And I couldn’t say a word. I knew some basic phrases like Ich hei?e Marina All the basic stuff if you learn German When I realised I might actually need German language because higher education is free in Germany if you know German, it’s easier to find the program They actually have 3 programs in English as well If you know German the choice is wider And you can work during your studies You wouldn’t be able to work with your English in Germany. I started private classes with my friend’s mother That was better but she was so kind to me and told me “I know you so busy at school It’s not a problem you haven’t done your homework” It was like that till I was 17 and when I was 17 I went to Russian University I realised that if want to transfer to the German University, I really need to start studying German now. I went to Goethe-Institut which is an amazing place because they have small groups, they have amazing teachers. And once I was in a group This is when I started studying because when I was alone with a private teacher I didn’t have any competitors and I’m very competitive. When I saw people speaking better German than me I thought I really need to move forward And here is my first tip what I did to learn new words. I listened to Tokio Hotel I know many people hate this group sorry, hate this band They think they are for teenagers they used to be for teenagers and they used to be so mainstream so everybody would hate them but I loved them I loved every single song I would transate everything and I would learn words and I was so proud of myself when I understood their new songs. This is what really motivated me to learn German. And when I started to watch German series which is like German for beginners this is actually German TV series it’s not really for foreigners it’s just about a family in Germany and ther’s a girl who’s like 15 she falls in love with her stepbrother something like that And I was really excited about those series I learnt a lot of new words because I watched it in original with subtitles My German was A2-B1 by then And when I turned 18 I realised the only way for me to start speaking German would be to go to study German abroad. I already went to the UK two years before that I knew how the sytem worked I went to the local agency in St.Petersburg and asked them how much would it cost me to go to Germany for 2 weeks to learn German. They calculated everything and said like 2 thousand euros. I was like really, so expensive. I started to Google everything myself And I actually found my school Which is BWS German Lingua It’s in Berlin. I went to Berlin I googled my school I realised that the price is much lower then the price that the agency offered It was 650 euros for 2 weeks. I stayed with an amazing family I booked everything myself it was very difficut because I had to do all the bank transfers I had to fill in all the application forms and it took me 2 weeks to figure everything out but I was able to do it this is actually how the idea of Linguatrip the booking platfrom for all language courses abroad this is when it came to my mind this is when I realised I want to do this business back when it was just an idea so I booked everything myself and I went to that German school and I stayed with an amazing German family they didn’t speak English with me because they didn’t know English they only spoke German and it was amazing because the first word that I leant was Haferflocken which is porridge because I eat porridge for breakfast and I was trying to explain like Can I have porridge? She doesn’t speak English and I was like okay I googled it and it was Haferflocken This way I learnt a lot of basic words. that I had to know but I didn’t know but because I had to communicate with my hostmother and I’ve leant all of these words and they were useful When I went to school this is where the best part started because they didn’t have any Russian speakers When you come to a language school and you realise 50% of your class speaks your own language this is not really full immersion. My class was 19% Swiss, 10 % Russian We had 9 people from Switzerland. 50% of them was speaking Italian, 50% of them was speaking French. I was the only Russian. I made a lot of friends. I made friends with Swiss guys, with Italian guys, and we went to Berlinale together, which was a festival like film festival. We did a lot of things without teacher because he would take us to excursions And this is when I fell in love with German history. especially Berliner Mauer which is a German wall Berlin wall when they separated Berlin into two parts separated families Very tragic story. I was very interested in all of that. I went to all of the museums, and talked to a lot of people. And so 2 weeks. Just 2 weeks in Berlin. I left in ahead B1 level. I was at Goethe-Institut Then 2 weeks passed I came back to Russia My German was so fluent I came back to my group and said “Hey, I think this is too easy”. But guys at Goethe-Institut told me “We need to re-test you in order to evaluate your level now”. They test it again and my level was C1! If you know it’s like B1, B2 and then C1. So I jumped over one level just in two weeks. They all were amazed with my progress. They like “really, you just went to Germany for 2 weeks”. I was like “yes” And this is what full immersion does to you. I had a lot of words in my brain I had a lot of things which I knew But because I didn’t have a chance to practice it with native speakers I wasn’t in a stressful situation when I had to use everything I know. This situation happened in Germany because nobody would get what I am saying in English And this is when all of the words started to come out and everything started to form real language And I was so happy I did it. Because in two years I got accepted into German technical University of Dresden. And I studied maths in German And I was amazing. Well, I wasn’t amazing in all of the subjects But I got very good grades for trigonometrics I guess if you’re watching this video, you learn German, you get some of my words. When I was studying the University I went back to my host family in Berlin and talked to them and they were amazed by my progress Because when I came to Germany to study it was even faster. My recommendation number one. Listen to the songs in German find the band that you like and translate all of their songs. Second – watch YouTube bloggers in German I’m watching Nilam You can just google her She’s German, she’s amazing. Her German is very easy to understand. I watch her every now and then in order to brush up my language. Third – find TV series in German I really recommend Deutsch fur Anfanger Amazing TV series. Just watch them in original with subtitles. And fourth go to Germany or Austria or Switzerland. Whichever accent you like. BTW Swiss accent is so difficult, I don’t get it. Go there at least for two weeks to study And you can go to my school, I’ll leave the link below. So you can check out the prices and book it if you want. Thank you guys for watching this video Please share your experience of learning German I’d be really happy to hear your tips because I’m starting to forget my German now because I mostly use English for my work and life Please share your tips, please tell me if this video was helpful Subscribe to my channel I’d love to see you in my other videos as well. Have a good day, bye!

100 thoughts on “How To Learn German FAST! My Story

  1. Really beneficial videos for who decide to learn 2nd foreign language like me .

  2. When you uploaded this video i couldn't able to speak a single German word but now i can speak fluently. I am so happy. I started learning German ( April 2018) and i reached B2 level.

  3. thanks for your video, this is supoort me how to learn German language… because i want to get married with Jerman and stay there 🤗😘

  4. Speaking a lot in your target language is really helpful! Even when you can't say many words yet. It's perfect when you can talk with a native speaker! Nowadays on italki there are a lot of opportunities or as my friends say "It's easy for you to learn German, you have a German husband!" That's indeed helpful

  5. Wow I liked your smile
    Really I picked a lot of English lessons
    No matter I'll learn Germany
    Like u 👊👊❤❤👊👊

  6. You're understandable
    Cool pronunciation
    Awesome smile
    Clear speaking
    adorable hairstyles
    Thanks 100%
    ❤❤❤👊👊👊👊❤❤❤❤👊👊👊👊❤❤👊

  7. super super super super super laik to you Marina from me you very good speak in english

  8. wow, i was attracted to ur face as i clicked in haha, but ur language skill is way amazing. saludos!😍

  9. IM LEARNING GERMAN LANGUAGE BY TRANSLATING RAMMSTEIN TO ENGLISH. AND PEOPLE WHO KNOW GERMAN TELL ME WHEN I SPEAK SOME GERMAN LEARNED BY RAMMSTEIN THEY SAY MIST OF THE GERMAN IS SLANG AND NOT RIGHT GERMAN, BUT! I THEN FOUND OUT THAT TILL LINDEMANN LEAD MAN FROM RAMMSTEIN WAS FROM WEST GERMANY IN A SMALL TOWN WERE THEY ROLL THERE R'S VERY HARD AND WHEN I TRANSLATE RAMMSTEINS GERMAN VIA GOOGLE TRANSLATE IT COMES OUT DIFFERENT THAN THE GERM LYRICS ON THE RAMMSTEIN . IM IN AMERICA, ALL I KNOW FROM RAMMSTEIN IS LIKE, guten Morgen, Wei getus teir ? MIR GETUS GUHT? AND I TALKED WITH SOME I WAS TOLD WAS GERMAN AND ASK HER , WHAT DOES ALLO WOLLON NOR DICH ZEIHAMEN. I KNOW ITS SPELKED WRONG!.. LOL.. I REALLY HAVE SPENT A LOT OF TIME TRYING TO LESRN THIS LANGUAGE BUT IVE BEEN REALLY LAZY WITH MY TIME . I HAVE ENDLESS TIME TO LEARN GERMAN, I JUST DON'T KNOW HOW OR WHERE TO LOOK TO LEARN IT. I LOVE THE GERMAN LANGUAGE. AND REALLY WANT TO LEARN THIS LANGUAGE. THANKS FOR YOU'RE VIDEOS. IT WAS VERY INFORMATIVE. BUT I HAVE NO MEANS OF TRAVEL. I JUST NEED AN ONLINE TEACHER. COULD YOU MAYBE GIVE SOME FREE ONLINE APPS MAYBE OR SUGGEST A WAY TO LEARN THIS LANGUAGE. THANKS AGAIN. JEREMY

  10. Hello Marina!
    You are a very energetic Girl in tees of study 📖
    I am proud of you! Good luck!
    Sincerely, Céline Dior-L.

  11. Between fremch and german I'd choose french it's so classy and stuff (i speak both of them)

  12. Thank for the tip Beautiful i think it will be helpful to me as a beginner in German langue cheer.

  13. Like in my country,first whas Russia and second English languages. For me Russian whas like to you German,but i learned something,and in 89% forget.

  14. I had been learning french at school for whole 6 YEARS but still i can't say a word except for "je m'apelle Mahtab, tu t'apelle comment? Comment ça va? Tres bien etc" idk what i had been doing in french classes all these years🤦🏽‍♀️

  15. This video is so long that I could have probably learnt German by now if I didn't watch it.

  16. I am want to study from Germany( ms)
    I want to learn German
    What I do…?
    🤔🤔

  17. I'm learning to speak German language by seen YouTube videos that's showing me everything, starting from the alphabet and then it continues true reading,riding and by doing reading and riding I can keep practicing until I can have a conversation

  18. You are a big lier!! From B1 to C1 in 2 weeks!!!! What a big lie

  19. Hello! As you know English the language of business, you might look ay my Cambly videos to see how I improved not only speaking but listening, reading, writing, and language awareness!
    Hope you enjoy it!

  20. Danke für das Video. Es hilft mir wirklich besser deutsch. Ich komme aus Vietnam. Deshalb spreche nicht einfach für mich aber man wird bestimmt besser mit Geduld und fleißig haben. Gute Nacht. 🇩🇪❤️

  21. You have not said anything on the topic on how to learn Deutsch fast. Listening songs will not improve your language skills. I would rather listen to Hitler's speech and improve it.

  22. I want to go to Germany for bachelor's course(Computer Science). In order to do that I have to study German first and then take the respective course in German language. Should I consider this option? I am confused about what if even after learning German language I don't understand what they are teaching and would I be able to have fluency in reading and writing text books in German language. Please help me please,please,please……

  23. In 3 days, I'm traveling to Heidelberg to study German for 2 weeks. It took a lot of courage to enroll for a language course like that. (I already went to UK to study English twice, also my nationality is Slavic and our school system for second languages is the same so I'm kind of in a similar situation.) This video really motivated me and I'm even more excited to begin with my course! Thank you and you're such a beautiful person!

  24. (Firstly, sorry for my bad English, I’m Turkish ^^ )
    Your English is literally amazing! Also I’m not a native English speaker too.- At first I could understand almost every word and phrases in English but when it comes to speaking to be honest I was not that good… I thought I will never be able to speak English but and then I watched your videos and you inspired me so much! Thanks to you, I imroved my English. I’m not scared of making mistakes anymore, even sometimes I do some grammer mistakes, but that’s okay for me. Because making mistakes helps me to learning.
    Also I’m learning German too, but I’m not that good in German like English cause my German is just A1 •~• But I believe I will improve.
    I just wanna say thank you so much. Keep going to take videos. You deserve more and more subscribers. Sending you so much love from Turkey 🇹🇷 Love you ❤️

  25. schon anfang gern mir sier the language associale that very good andiamo avanti mi piascie tutto quello che fai boca lupo grazia

  26. МНЕ БЫ ТАК ВЫУЧИТЬ АНГЛИЙСКИЙ.ТОЛЬКО НЕЗНАЮ С ЧЕГО НАЧАТЬ.НАВЕРНОЕ НАЧНУ СПЕРВА СЛОВА УЧИТЬ.ИНТЕРЕСНО СКОЛЬКО ВРЕМЕНИ УХОДИТ ЧТОБЫ ОСВОИТЬ АНГЛИЙСКИЙ?????КТО ЗНАЕТ?????

  27. I loved watching your video. It's useful for me. Specially I continue to fined ways on how to learn English fluently.

  28. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umZzavAtwmo

  29. Your experience seems really especial !!!I'm from Tunisia and I just started learning Deutsch 2 weeks ago .☺🤗

  30. English become the international language people are exposing regularly to the English language

  31. Of course English is Germanic language but English began to surpass German in the 20th century

  32. Obwohl ich nicht gut in english bin habe ich viel verstanden. Genau dass English dass ich brauche

  33. I would really like to learn german, I've been trying with duolingo but it's kind of boring for me just to learn it that way, I think it would be easier if I listen to music or watch series and movies but I don't really know good bands or anything about the german culture, may anybody recommend me some please?

  34. Ngl I’m going to school in 5 days and I’m learning German and I haven’t done ANY in 6 weeks

  35. Idk why but i could guess that you're russian by the way you speak:) you almost don't have an accent,but somehow i could guess it:D

  36. Can someone plz help me learn german bec I wanna speak to my friend in german so bad if someone helped I would be so happy

  37. Love greetz from germany.
    That goes to u…
    "Dein Lächeln ist warm wie der Sonnenschein"

  38. Hi, Marina!
    können Sie mir mal sagen, gibt es im Thüringen ein Sprachkurs(Intensivsprachkurs)C1?

  39. hi, it is the …forth times i have heard this video. really admire you!! But now as a non-professional mathematician, I have condition about "laptop", "iphone", money to learn German beside English (n ofcourse keep my mother-language not so bad). hope share and receive your answer for my question

  40. yeah, my experience: I was born in Ucraine, living my whole life in Slovakia and suddenly after the school i decided to work in Germany 😀 I was learning english, french, and hated german language 😀 but since May 2019 i started learn german by myself (my boyfriend teached me basics of grammar :D), so I started watching Gallileo on Youtube (they have really good understable german), bought a book (for medicine students in german language- because i finished veterinary shool), have doing a lot of exersises, listening exercises, writing and so on … I had luck, because I found a job offer, write my boss and he took me, so I went to Germany (on August), and after a few months of self study i made an exam (certificate) B2 . So everything is possible, especially when you want it and work hard on yourself….aber Ich habe viel zu tun noch 😀 …. you can have a lot of words in your head, knowing grammar, but all you should is speaking speaking speaking 🙂 thanks for the video, I also watched the one with most common german phrases and liked it a lot 🙂 sorry for my english (in case you found some mistakes)

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  42. Blah, blah, blah – you say nothing of consequence about the German language. Boring.

  43. A girl falling in love with a step brother? Sounds like Woody Allen-level moral filth.

  44. من الجزائر هل من الممكن الهجرة إلى ألمانيا ⁦🇩🇪⁩⁦🇩🇪⁩⁦🇩🇪⁩German

  45. I just got an ad "To lazy/busy to study German? DON'T MOVE!! Here is your solution:………"
    Lol?

  46. I am indian ,your story nice, next more more story i want to learn english ,so use ful importent life history ,you are a great arina mam,thanks ,

  47. Can you talk about books that u had read when u was learning german?

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