day 20 of our German advent calendar and today, it’s time for something many of you have been waiting for:
Or Lis-Comp for short :).
But I’m not gonna blabber something myself. Instead, I have a really nice recommendation for you.
It’s a Youtube channel called:
My German Short Stories
And I am not 100% sure but I think the channel actually used to be called Ich heiße Sherin. Either that, or she started a new channel, but it’s definitely her.
In each video, she reads a self written short story. Often it’s about her life, sometimes about general topics and it’s always very relatable and often give a nice little inside into normal life in Germany.
She reads slowly and clearly and she has a great voice. And what’s REALLY important in my opinion: the audio quality is AMAZING.
For the video portion, she does nice little illustrations for and of course there are German subtitles. And for her Patreon supporters, she also offers a pdf-transcript.
And her stuff is just PERFECT for you if you’re a late A2 or a B1 and you want to train your listening or even do a … dictation exercise. Yeah…ewwww… I know. Dictation is like the “leg day” of German learning. No one likes it but it gives you HUGE gains.
But anyway… below, you’ll find one of her videos as an example. I really really like what she is doing and her channel is absolutely underrated, under-subscribed, under-viewed and under-patreon-suported.
So if you like the video, then head over to Youtube and give her a thumbs-up… and then ten more thumbs-up on other videos. She definitely deserves it.
Let me know in the comments how you like it and if you knew her channel before.
I’ll see you guys tomorrow, and now have fun with the video
My German Short Stories (link to Youtube)
Danke. Great resource.
It’s been a couple of years that I came across “my German short story” channel and I love it. Different from all the other German learning channels that I know and I love her soothing voice!
Wow, I didn’t know that she’s been doing this format for so long already. She definitely deserves more subs. It’s one of the most useful German learning Youtube channels, I think.
I enjoyed the site. Hearing the sound of the language is so important. And then, before I knew it, it I had found a Bookbox.com site which had learning German for Kids…. And then another site “RockNLern” which also gave me kid vocabulary. Fun. suddenly after that I was in a Deutsch A1 phonetics lesson.
COVID may be keeping me from being with my 6 month old grandchild, but perhaps when I see her, her “oma” will greet her in German! thanks for your advent calendar taking me on trips while I’m quarantined.
Glad I can help make the time enjoyable and productive :). And yup… you’ll definitely greet your grandchild in German!
Neat find. She’s got a unique style and I like it. The one about hören and zuhören was…I don’t know if poetic is the right word, but there was so much feeling in the way she talked. It makes it easier to remember.
BTW, do you still have the same Paypal information as back in April? Just wanted to check, but I can send you an email if that’s better.
Yeah, she is a sensitive, poetic soul, I think and it shows in her work :).
I didn’t change anything about my Paypal, but yeah… email is better :)
I love it! Many thanks.
Tolle Lehrmittel! Danke fuer den Hinweis. Uebrigens – Kennst du nicht eine andere Quelle der Harmonie anstatt Buddhismus? besonders um diese Zeit.
Warum fragst du :)?
Ich liebe short stories!
I always enjoy new posts, but you should really consider adding a simple dark mode option. The white background and tiny letter size really make reading a bit uncomfortable.
You should be able to change the letter size in your browser. As for dark mode… I actually have a plugin for it already but I need to write a lot of css before I can put it up or it’ll look like shit.
I started following her on Instagram a few months ago where she has been focusing on German for business or students . I’m going to check out her YouTube channel now. Thanks!
Actually I got My German Short Stories confused with another Instagrammer ‘German 4 Work’ which I also find to be A2-ish.
Never heard of that one but it looks nice. Though I think it’s a bit too much for the average A2 student.
Anyway, here’s the link if anyone is interested:
Hallo lieber Emmanuel
Heute ist Den 20. Dezember 2020 et der Winter ist hergekommen. Heute Nacht ist die längste des Jahres.
Ich hasse den Winter , einfach gesagt , weil ich sehe der Sonne nicht viel . Und zudem, das Coronavirus ist herum . Man muss ,nolen volen unter Lockdown / Quarantäne leben !
Diese Site , “My german Short stories ” hat mir sehr geffält, weil es ist über Alltagsrelevante Geschichte aus persönlichen Sichtpunk einer Frau . Sie spricht klangvoll , langsam und mit Mitgefühl . Ich habe mehre seiner Geschichte gehört , indem ich sie las . Jede Geschichte fasst über eines symantichen Feld um : Kleidung, Dasein, Auswanderung / Immigration und so weiter . Nochmal , liebe ich seine philosophe übers Sprachen lernen. Das Alltagssprache auch gilt !
Oh stimmt, ab morgen werden die Tage langsam wieder länger! Danke für die Erinnerung, das ist eine gute Nachricht :)