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Practice German and Speaking – New Version :)

Hello everyone,

and welcome back to your favorite German learning website.
So many of you probably remember that I partnered up with EF languages for their speech recognition system, and that I am working in integrating that more and more here.
I think speaking actually gets WAAAAYYY too little attention in all the various online courses and systems. I mean, ten years ago, the tech wasn’t really evolved enough, but we’re in 2021 now and there’s really no reason that “fill in the gap”, “multiple choice”  or “order word boxes” should be the backbone of exercises these days. I mean, they do have their place, no doubt, but there’s a lot of potential in making people actually speak.

I created two little workouts with the EF exercise toolkit earlier this summer, and you seemed to have liked it as an idea. But there were a lot of small functionality and design thing that were missing or that I wanted to change, to make it a REALLY nice quiz experience.
And so I went all Thanos, like “Fine, I’ll do it myself.” and I  actually started programming and over the last few weeks I integrated the speech recognition into the normal quiz setup that I am using.
It’s not 100% finished yet and there are plenty of features I want to add, but it actually works, and so I really really wanted to show it to you and get your feedback :).

So today, I proudly present…

My New Quiz Setup – With Speaking

Using “nehmen” – The ultimate speaking guide

Hello everyone

and welcome to a new episode of our practical guide series.
In this series, we take one important verb at a time and go through the IMPORTANT structures that you’ll need in daily life.
And not just in theory, but … by actually speaking.
Yes, it’s speech recognition AI time again, so warm up your jaw :)
The verb we’ll look at today is

nehmen

Which means to take, so it’s definitely an absolute must have.
But not only that. Because of a certain quirk of German, it’s also really  great practice for some Dative pronouns, especially mir, dir and sich.

So are you ready to jump in?
Then let’s go.