About Authentic German Learning

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I want to show you an authentic way to learn German while inspiring personal growth.

If you have ever asked yourself these questions, you’re in the right place.

  • How can I learn German without going through boring lessons?
  • Do I have to memorize grammar rules to improve my German?
  • How can I make my journey to fluency the best time of my life?
  • What is the most efficient way to learn German?
  • How can I grow as a person and lead a happier life?
  • Why am I not progressing faster?

Guten Tag, I’m Mark.

I created this site because I’m passionate about inspiring German learners who love life and want to improve it. I want to help you overcome those pesky (grammar) problems so that you can focus on what you enjoy learning.

I believe that language learning should be enjoyable and inspiring!

This is my story…

I did not always enjoy learning languages myself. It felt too much like work and not like something that could be fun. Only later did I find out that there is a better way.

It’s been an exciting journey for me.

I learned English and French in school because I had to. I went to class and studied a lot, but I would have never dreamed of learning a language for myself – just for fun or to improve my value in the workplace.

I studied very hard in school.

I memorized all the vocabulary, I learned all the grammar rules – all the declensions, the genders of the words, sentence structure etc.

However, when I went to France, I first felt like an idiot. It was hard to get the words out. And even when I got them out, my French teacher told me that I accidentally said something that has a sexual meaning – oh no…

As a teenager, that was my worst nightmare and I felt so embarrassed!

I was afraid of making mistakes…

Of course my teacher didn’t mean to, but in that moment I got punished for my mistake. But when you learn a language, you need the self-esteem to be okay with making many, many mistakes.

That’s why I am here to help you to not be afraid of mistakes. As someone who used to have very low self-esteem and now has a healthy confidence in himself, I want to show you how you too can stop beating yourself up and start believing in yourself.

By accident, I found a better way.

Things changed when I spend a year in an American High School. People did not criticize my English and accepted me for who I am. I pursued my passions, studied what I wanted to study and forgot that I was even learning a language. I felt great!

I became fluent overnight.

Literally! All of a sudden, I started dreaming in English. I had internalized the language on a deep emotional level.

This was the result of reading and listening to a ton of English – of listening to input that I enjoyed and that also helped me grow in other areas of my life.

However, it hasn’t always been easy.

The problem was, even though I had this experience, I hadn’t consciously thought about why I had been so successful with English.

So when I started studying Polish, Portuguese, and finally Italian, I made the same old mistakes: I tried to memorize everything and did boring exercises.

That’s why I gave up on the first two languages, and almost gave up on the last as well. Not this time: I’m not letting outdated methods ruin the joy of language learning for me again!

What I learned…

When I discovered the science behind language acquisition, everything made sense and matched my own experience.

Yes, you can learn a language intuitively.

No, you don’t need that much direct grammar learning to converse with a native.

Yes, you should enjoy every second of it – it’s even been proven to help!

What’s happening now?

Now I am progressing faster than ever and I find myself actually having a lot of fun! I focus on studying what I enjoy.

I grow and improve every day. I run marathons, read an insane amount of self improvement books and experiment with various productivity tools. I gain valuable insights that I’d love to share with you.

I want to help you to get the same results I’m getting. The first step is simple. Join the email list where I will explain the method to you in more detail.

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