3. Listening Is Learning
Trying to talk in German can be uncomfortable, especially in the beginning. Part of this is because you don’t fully understand what people are saying. Just the sound of the language is foreign to your ears. This is when listening to music, podcasts, and audiobooks can really help.
Listening is just as important as being able to speak German. It is also a lot more comfortable to passively listen than to try to speak in the beginning. Build up your confidence as you listen so that you will be more likely to understand what is being said when you start to talk with a language partner.
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