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GermanPod101 Free Lifetime Account: Is it really free? What do I get without paying?

You want to learn German but you don’t want to spend a cent. You don’t want to lose time creating an account if they ask you for your credit card just after. For you German learner, we tell you how you will access great resources for free for life and without card or having to pay. This is your unique path to fluency for free.

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GermanPod101 is not really free, is it?
Although there are paid plans, yes, it is FREE. Every single lesson that we have ever created has been free for a certain period of time. And every new audio and video lesson (we publish 3-5 lessons a week) is completely free to access for 3 weeks before going into our lesson library.

What’s a Free Lifetime Account?
A Free Lifetime Account is – simply put – a free membership at GermanPod101.

What do I get with this Free Account? How can I learn for free for life?
Here’s how you learn every day without paying a cent at GermanPod101. You have access to all of these features for life:

  • New audio and video lessons every week – 3-5 new, free lessons a week
  • The first 3 lessons of every single series – 100+ lessons in total
  • New Daily Dose of German lessons – a new free lesson every day
  • German Word of the Day lessons – a new free lesson every day
  • Throwback Thursday lessons – a free random lesson every Thursday
  • The Innovative Language 101 App for the Android, iPhone and iPad
  • The 100 Most Common Words List to get a head-start on learning vocabulary
  • Vocabulary and phrase lists for topics, themes and holidays
  • Bonus resources and mobile apps in the German resources section

    Start speaking German now!

    Do I need a credit card to sign up?
    No. All you need is a valid email address to join. The only times you’d require a credit card (or another payment method such as PayPal) is if you want to upgrade to a Basic, Premium or Premium PLUS subscription.

    To sum-up, you create a free account only with your email address, you’ll get a 7-day trial to experience Premium access to GermanPod101, and after this period you will stay on as a “Free” member accessing all our tool and resources mentioned before. So what are you waiting for?

    It will take you only 30 seconds and a valid email, no credit card, no money asked, to create your free lifetime account and get on the way to reach German fluency!

  • New GermanPod101 lesson series start July 4th, 2016!

    Hi Listener,

    Here’s how you speak and understand more German in 2016…

    With new GermanPod101 audio and video lessons by real teachers.

    And this is important – you get new lessons for FREE, every week.

    How? You simply start a lesson, hear native German conversation and have our teachers explain it all to you. Every word. Every grammar point. Every cultural insight. Sit back and learn – we’ll do the work. Learn directly on our site or on the go on your mobile device.

    So, you’ll speak and understand more German with new, free lessons every week!

    Here’s what you need to know. We’re starting a brand new season of lessons for the second half of 2016. So, starting July 4th, 2016, we’ll be releasing new seasons of audio and video lessons to get you mastering German the fast, fun and easy way! Here’s what you can expect.

    GermanPod101’s Lesson Schedule:

    • Monday: Beginner - Business German for Beginners
    • Tuesday: Video Series - Listening Comprehension, Video Series - German Words of the Week
    • Thursday: Throwback Thursday Lessons (Get a free random lesson from the past sent directly to your email inbox.)
    • Saturday: Video Series - Reading Comprehension
    • Sunday: News & Announcement - Sunday News, Bonus Courses - German Vocab Builder

    Remember, you get new free German audio and video lessons EVERY Week! All GermanPod101’s newest lessons are free for the first three weeks! So, you have three weeks’ worth of lessons at any given time. Oh, and the first three lessons of every series are free too! This is one of the major advantages of being a Free Lifetime Account member at GermanPod101.

    Check out the newest GermanPod101 lessons for free!
    Click here to learn German with the newest lessons for FREE!

    To your fluency,
    Team GermanPod101

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    Top 20 German Words and Phrases you need to survive the Apocalypse

    Zombies are coming, and they speak German! Do you have what it takes to survive? No?
    How lucky you are, we have exactly what you need. Here is the Top 20 Words and Phrases you need to survive this Apocalypse!

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    Click here to listen how to pronounce those phrases!

    -beängstigend (adj)
    scary

    -Infektion die fem (n)
    infection

    -Schädel der masc (n)
    skull

    Grab das neut (n)
    grave

    -Was ist Ihr Lieblings-Zombie-Film?
    What’s your favorite zombie movie?

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    -Apokalypse die fem (n)
    apocalypse

    -Aus dem Grab auferstehen
    rise from the grave

    -Zombies! Renn!
    Zombies! Run!

    -Wenn es einen Zombie-Angriff geben würde, wohin würdest du fliehen?
    If there was a zombie attack, where would you go?

    -übernatürlich (adj)
    supernatural

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    -Nahrungsmittelversorgung die fem (n)
    food supply

    -Wandelnde Tote
    walking dead

    -Gänsehaut die fem (n)
    goose bumps

    -Phantasie die fem (n)
    imagination

    -Popkultur die fem (n)
    pop culture

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    -Frischwasser das neut (n)
    fresh water

    -Leiche die fem (n)
    corpse

    -schauerlich (adj)
    gruesome

    -verstecken (v)
    hide

    Friedhof der masc (n)
    graveyard

    Want to amaze zombies? Become their friends? Learn German with our vocabulary lists!

    More sample sentences, vocabulary, audio and video lessons when you sign up for free at GermanPod101.com.

    How to Learn German in Your Car?

    How to Learn German in Your Car? Learn language in car

    Stuck in traffic? Losing time in your car? Have you ever felt that in all this wasted time, you could have watched the 750 episodes of One Piece, finished the last Super Mario ten times, or even better…you could have learned German? Between family, friends and work, in addition to this time-consuming commute, it can become difficult to find time to properly learn German.

    Fortunately, every problem has a solution, and what could be a better solution than turning that commute time into learning time? Stop passing the time mindlessly listening to the radio and try some of our best tips for mastering German in your car!

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    You can learn German in your car, hands free
    While driving, it’s important that you keep your focus on the road, so this is why our top tips won’t require you to use your hands!

    Listening to German audio content in the car is a good way to learn
    This is because it is a fun and efficient way to learn. With GermanPod101.com podcasts, you will be able to discover German culture through topics about everyday life. Instead of the radio, listen to a German podcast adapted to your level, from Absolute Beginner to Advanced, and you will make progress sooner that you would expect!

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    You can listen to German music in the car
    Did you know that you can learn German by singing while driving? Listen to songs from cartoon or drama and try to identify some words you learned.

    Challenge yourself! Use the German you’ve studied up to this point and see how much you understand! Making the jump to real-life German is a scary one, but friendly children’s songs are a great place to start!

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    You can learn alone in your car
    When you’re driving alone, you can be as loud as you want – there is nothing better for remembering your German lessons than repeating loudly, again and again. Next time you see a driver who seems to be talking alone, you will know he or she is just learning German!

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    You can learn through repetition with your passengers
    If there are passengers in the car, it can be more stimulating to learn together. You can set a role play with German dialogues. With GermanPod101.com, you can download all the lessons transcript including the dialogues, as a PDF. Print it out and have some fun speaking in German!

    One of the passengers can answer the quiz available on each of our lessons, while another can correct that person. Listening to someone at a more advanced level of German or a better accent is positive and helps you improve.

    You can learn German offline
    Do you have a poor connection or are unable to use the Internet? It’s not a problem for learning German! Before you start your commute, use our App to download the lessons you want to study and the podcast you want to listen to in your car, and you will be able to enjoy your lessons offline. Entering a tunnel won’t be a problem anymore. What a pleasure to listen to audio content without having the host freezing every 5 seconds!

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    Click here to download the App and learn offline!

    You can learn every day at your own pace
    One of the best approaches for learning a language is little by little and often. It’s not efficient to take in a huge amount of information at one time. What you need is to study on a regular basis – a little bit of German every day. You commute several days a week, and that is all time you can take advantage of!

    You have the freedom to choose the lessons and podcasts you want to focus on, at your own rhythm. You may want to do a little revision or discover how to talk about a new topic. And if you’re wondering what to learn next, you can use the new Learning Paths, which is our customized pathway feature that gives you a step-by-step way to learn German without getting lost!

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    Click here to access Learning Paths at GermanPod101!

    If you don’t have a car and commute by another method, these tips are still valid! Learning German is no longer limited to the classroom or your house; there are so many benefits to learning in your car or elsewhere. Reaching a conversational level will take you less time than you could ever have imagined! Don’t forget to sign up for your Free Lifetime Account and enjoy our content!

    Top 10 Lines You Need for Introducing Yourself in German

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    Click here to listen how to pronounce those phrases!

  • Mein Name ist Anna.
    My name is Anna.

  • Ich komme aus Deutschland.
    I’m from Germany.

  • Ich lebe in Berlin.
    I live in Berlin.

  • Ich lerne seit einem Jahr Deutsch.
    I’ve been learning German for a year.

  • Ich lerne Deutsch auf GermanPod101.com.
    I’m learning German at GermanPod101.com.

  • Hallo, es ist schön, Sie kennenzulernen.
    Hello, it’s nice to meet you.

  • Ich bin 27 Jahre alt.
    I’m 27 years old.

  • Ich bin Lehrer.
    I’m a teacher.

  • Eines meiner Hobbys ist Lesen.
    One of my hobbies is reading.

  • Ich höre gerne Musik.
    I enjoy listening to music.

    Make friends? Want to impress native speakers?
    Learn German with our other vocabulary lists!

  • New Feature! You will master German if you follow THIS simple path

    New Feature! You will master German if you follow THIS simple path<br />

    Hello Listener,

    Want a guaranteed, step-by-step way to learn German – without getting lost or wondering what to learn next? Just imagine yourself going from….

    • “I only know a few phrases”…to speaking German with confidence
    • Not having enough words to finally expressing yourself in German
    • Not being able to read and write to mastering it all
    • And imagine going from Absolute Beginner Level to Beginner… all the way up to Advanced

    Imagine you had a path – designed by German teachers – that took you to fluency! Interested? If so, read this newsletter carefully to learn more!

    You get just that with Learning Paths: your new study tool at GermanPod101! Here’s how you take advantage of Learning Paths – your step-by-step roadmap to mastering German.

    1) Choose Your Learning Level on the Top Left Side of the Page.
    You already selected this when you signed up. Based on your level, you’ll get the Learning Paths and lessons that are right for you. When you change your level, we will add recommended courses for the new level as well.

    Click Here to Access Learning Paths at GermanPod101!

    Choose Your Learning Level on the Top Left Side of the Page.

    2) Take the Learning Path to Mastering German with “My Pathway”
    Inside “My Pathway,” you will see your recommended learning paths based on your level. All lessons have been handpicked by German teachers. To see more recommended paths, simply click on “See All” and to start learning, click on the blue “Study Now” button.

    Take the Learning Path to Mastering German with “My Pathway”<br />

    3) We Guide You From the Lesson #1 ‘til the Last – Until You Reach Your Goals
    You’ll never be confused about what lesson to take next. Once you’re done with a lesson, click on “Mark as Complete” and we will take you to the next lesson. You’re guided every step of the way until you reach your German learning goals – whether learning to read or write, reaching fluency or simply speaking with confidence.

    We Guide You From the Lesson #1 ‘til the Last – Until You Reach Your Goals<br />

    4) See Your German Learning Progress Grow with Dynamic Charts
    Want to know how far your German has come along? Don’t worry, we track your progress so you can see exactly how much effort and dedication you’ve put in. This is perfect for learners who are motivated by seeing their progress grow!

    See Your German Learning Progress Grow with Dynamic Charts

    5) Want to Customize Your Learning Paths?
    Want to add some Writing Lessons, Pronunciation Lessons or Listening Lessons? Customize your Learning Paths by adding more lessons. Simply click on “Add A New Path” and find the paths that fit your goals and interests!

    Want to Customize Your Learning Paths?

    Click Here to Access Learning Paths at GermanPod101!

    What Makes Learning Paths So Special?

    • Set Your Learning Level & Get Lessons Perfect for Your Needs
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    • No Confusion – We Guide You Every Step of the Way
    • Track Your Learning Progress with Dynamic Charts
    • Reach Your Goals (whether speaking, reading, writing or listening)
    • Customize Your Paths for Your Needs & Add the Course You Want

    We’ll Guide You From Zero to Fluency.

    If you’re a Premium member, access it right now on the GermanPod101 Dashboard.
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    To Your Fluency,

    Team GermanPod101

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    10 Monthly Goals to become fluent in German

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    Hey German Learner!

    Shortcuts for learning and tips to remember German words are useful but it’s even also important to fix objectives to reach every month! What Is Your Language Learning Goal for the Month?
    In your journey to become fluent and conversational here are 10 monthly goals you can go after!

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    1) I’ll finish Survival Phrases series on GermanPod101.com by listening to two lesson a day.

    2) I’ll give a 3 minute introductory speech in German to my German friends.

    3) I’ll finish reading one German book by reading 10 pages a day.

    4) I’ll pass my German test.

    5) I’ll write 10 postcards in German to my German friends.

    6) I’ll memorize 5 German songs.

    7) I’ll finish memorizing 350 words with Flashcards on GermanPod101.com.

    8 ) I’ll fully understand one German movie by watching it every day.

    9) I’ll learn how to talk about past, present and future events.

    10) I’ll master 150 words by memorizing 5 words a day.

    No money, no credit card required, just you and the ton of lessons!

    If you follow those monthly goals, you will be sure to make some amazing progress. And remember, if you’re really interested in getting on the fast-track to fluency, sign up for a FREE lifetime account at GermanPod101.com!

    How to be a Good Lover in Germany

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    Click here to listen how to pronounce those lovely words!

    - Ich liebe dich.
    I love you.

    - Du bedeutest mir sehr viel.
    You mean so much to me.

    - Möchtest du mein Valentin sein?
    Will you be my Valentine?

    - Sie sind so schön.
    You’re so beautiful.

    - Du bist mehr als nur ein Freund für mich.
    I think of you as more than a friend.

    - Hundert Herzen wären zu wenige, um all meine Liebe zu dir zu tragen.
    A hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you.

    - Liebe ist nur Liebe. Es kann niemals erklärt werden.
    Love is just love. It can never be explained.

    - Du bist so schön.
    You’re so handsome.

    - Ich bin in dich verknallt.
    I’ve got a crush on you.

    - Du machst mich zu einem besseren Menschen.
    You make me want to be a better man.

    - Lasse deine Handlungen in der Liebe geschehen.
    Let all that you do be done in love.

    - Du bist mein Sonnenschein, meine Liebe.
    You are my sunshine, my love.

    - Worte können meine Liebe zu dir nicht beschreiben.
    Words can’t describe my love for you.

    - Wir waren füreinander bestimmt.
    We were meant to be together.

    - Solltest du - während du diese Zeilen liest - über jemanden nachdenken, bist du auf jeden Fall verliebt.
    If you were thinking about someone while reading this, you’re definitely in love.

    Break up? Want to impress friends? Learn German with our other vocabulary lists!

    6 Reasons to Learn a Language Before You Travel!

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    There are plenty of destinations where you can get by with English, but sometimes you want to do better than just ‘get by’. Here are 6 reasons you should learn the basics of the language of your next trip destination.

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    1. You will be able to discover your destination better than other tourists.

    Getting by is one thing, but actually experiencing a trip abroad is quite another. No amount of guidebooks and online research can compensate for a basic lack of language ability. Speaking the language of your destination permits you to explore that destination beyond the regular tourist traps. Your language skills will not only allow you to dig into all the hidden gems of your destination, but they will also allow you to mingle with the locals to get a true experience on your holiday. Think of it this way: you’re not restricted to talking to the people at the tourist desk anymore.

    2. Knowing how to communicate with local police or medical personnel can be life-saving.

    Before you leave for your destination, make sure you learn how to ask for help in that destination’s local tongue. Do you know how to ask the waiter if this dish has peanuts in it? Or tell your host family that you’re allergic to fish? Can you tell the local doctor where it hurts? Moreover, an awareness of an environment improves your chance of remaining safe inside it. For example, walking around a busy marketplace, dazzled by an unfamiliar language, signs and accents will instantly render any tourist a more attractive mark for pickpockets. Communicating with other people, asking questions and looking confident will make you look like a semi-local yourself, and will ward off potential thieves.

    Click here for German Phrases and words that will help you in almost every situation!

    3. It helps you relax.

    Traveling is much less stressful when you understand what that announcement at the airport was saying, or if this bus line reaches your hotel. These things stress you out when traveling and they disappear when you understand the language. This allows you to focus on planning your trip in a better, easier way.

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    4. Speaking the language can provide you with a way to get to know people you’d never otherwise have the opportunity to speak with.

    Sometimes those relationships turn into friendships, and other times they’re nothing more than a lively conversation. Either way, as Nelson Mandela said: “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” When you approach someone – even staff at a store or restaurant – with English, rather than their own language, an invisible divide has already been erected. Making even a small effort to communicate in the language of the place you’re visiting can go a long way and you’ll find many more doors open up to you as a result.

    Click here for the Top words you need to know to start a conversation with anyone

    5. You’ll be a better ambassador for your country.

    If we’re honest with ourselves, we know very little about other countries and cultures, especially the local politics. And what we do know is often filtered to us by the media, which tends to represent only certain interests. When you can speak the local language, you’re able to answer questions that curious locals have about your country and culture. Are you frustrated with how your country is presented in global news? Are you embarrassed by your country’s leaders and want to make it clear that not everyone is like that where you’re from? This is a very good opportunity to share your story with people who have no one else to ask. We all have a responsibility to be representatives of the place we come from.

    6. Learning another language can fend off Alzheimer’s, keep your brain healthy and generally make you smarter.

    And remember, if you’re really interested in getting on the fast-track to fluency, sign up for a FREE lifetime account at GermanPod101.com!

    Top 15 tips to remember words when learning German

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    Hey German learner!

    We recently gave you some shortcuts to learn German.
    In your journey to become fluent and conversational in less time that is needed to say “Gotta catch ‘em all”, we will this time give you the Top 15 tips to remember words!

    1. Use repetition: reading, writing and speaking words over and over again.

    2. Associate words with drawings, pictures and funny scenes.

    3. Try to use the language routinely in the context of daily life.

    4. Reading as much as possible, especially the newspaper, helps you to remember words.

    Click Here To Start Learning German Right Now!

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    5. Learn about the roots of words and how different words are related to each other.

    6. Speak as often as possible with native speakers.

    7. Categorize new words with other related words that you already know.

    8. Be persistent in practicing everyday by talking to your family or your dog, even though they don’t understand you.

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    9. Say words out loud so that you can actually hear them.

    10. Associate new words with words that sound similar in your native language.

    11. Listen to songs and memorize the lyrics.

    12. Often watch TV or YouTube videos that are designed for young children.

    Access tons of Audio and Video lessons for Free!

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    13. Associate new words with stories, games or movies.

    14. Try to use the new word in a simple sentence so you learn whole phrases, not just individual words.

    15. Try to think in German, so it becomes natural to your thought process.

    No money, no credit card required, just you and the ton of lessons!

    If you follow all those tips, you will be a step closer to reach your goal. And remember, if you’re really interested in getting on the fast-track to fluency, sign up for a FREE lifetime account at GermanPod101.com!