Discover learning German with short stories! Boost your vocabulary, super-charge your text comprehension and immerse yourself in a suspenseful story by German author André Klein.
Why is Sarah awake in the middle of the night? Chat with her and watch a strange mystery unfold directly on your phone.
Listen to each line of dialogue to improve your German pronunciation and tap on German words to get instant translations in English.
Earn coins by doing short quizzes as the story unfolds. Can you collect enough coins to make it until the final level?
If you've never used stories to learn German before, this app is the perfect way to get you started!
Learning German with stories can be a great way to expand your vocabulary, boost your passive grammar skills and get a general feel for the language, all while enjoying a (hopefully) entertaining story.
But how does it work?
First of all, by reading stories you get context for each new word. And it’s precisely that context which helps you acquire new German words faster by understanding them in relation to other words, because you can guess more easily what they mean.
Furthermore, with the help of German short stories you can see grammar mechanics in action, recognize patterns and become much more familiar with the most common ones than you ever would from learning conjugation and declension tables by heart.
What are you waiting for? Download this German story now and start learning in bite-sized bits with this mini story for your pocket.
Learning German has never been more fun.
This app does not depend on any external online resources and can even be enjoyed without internet access.
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Ratings and Reviews
This reminds me of a DuoLingo story (which I also like), in that it’s aimed toward learners and new/difficult words have translation available.
The creator of this app also authors a series of German learning books. This app feels in the same spirit as those books- wholesome, genuine language learning- with perhaps a bit of a spit shine instead of sales polish.
For me this makes it all the better!
You will not find advertisements in this app. Nothing trying to redirect you elsewhere to make a purchase. No pop ups. No content locked behind paywalls. No manipulation. No prying marketing questions, no privacy invasion, no usernames, no pointless passwords that must be remembered. No garbage.
It is exactly what it claims to be: a simple story. Playing out line by line, in the format of a text message. And every so often there are multiple choice questions to check your understanding of the German.
It is no more and no less than what it claims to be. To me that’s a breath of fresh air.
That said, I must admit I haven’t played through the entire story yet. And once I have, it will be over; not exactly a lot of replay value here.
Additionally, the audio is buggy for me. It plays on repeat, or not at all. Still, I feel this is a small defect that may be fixed in time.
If you find this app as charming as I do, you may also enjoy Klein’s Cafe in Berlin series.
Looking forward to finishing the story, and hope to see more from this author/creator in the future!
Enjoyable way to learn German
This app is a short story in a unique format. I don’t want to give anything away, but I’ll say that it keeps your interest with unexpected turns and humor.
The main point is that helps you learn simple conversational vocabulary in easily digestible but size pieces. The words that I didn’t understand could often be guessed by the context, but when that wasn’t possible, simply tapping on the word showed the meaning.
There’s also audio; although it’s a computer voice, you still get more help than just reading.
I’ve read 10 of André Klein’s books and audiobooks for German learners and can say that he’s a great teacher and gifted story teller. You should check it out. He provides great value for the money and I will definitely be continuing to read his more advanced books — or other Innovative materials like this.
A story unspools in text messages. Definitions are available for less common words and slang expressions if you need them, as is pronunciation for every message. Periodically the story pauses to quiz you on what has happened, and won’t let you move forward unless you understood it. I just wish that (a) we had human pronunciations rather than machine, and (b) there were more chapters available.
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- Andre Klein
- 7.9 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © 2020, LearnOutLive
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.