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New Feature! Stay Motivated With Personal Study Stats from My Report

Hello Listeners,

There’s a brand new feature out! But first, here’s a question…

How long have you been actively studying German?

Why do we ask? Well, Einstein once said… “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”

While most people quit, the smarter ones (or the stubborn ones) stick with German long enough to break through and see progress.

And if you think about it, time and effort are the two things that’ll ultimately dictate how far your German will go. Look at it like this…

  • Anyone with bigger muscles – they’ve spent more time at the gym than most.
  • Anyone that’s a great artist – they’ve spent more time on their craft.
  • Anyone that knows a ton of German words – they’ve spent more time on picking up new vocabulary.
  • And anyone that’s a great German speaker – they’ve spent more time speaking German.

It’s all about time and effort.

And that’s why you can now track your time and effort at GermanPod101 with a brand new feature, My Report. You can find it in “My Account” in the upper right corner of the GermanPod101 site. Or, just click here to log in and access it!

Click here to access My Report!

Here’s what you need to know: My Report tracks your personal study stats, like…

  • Total Time Studied
  • Flashcards Studied
  • Lessons Completed

…and gives you the overall totals and breakdowns on a monthly and daily basis. That way, you’ll know exactly how much time and effort you need to put in.

Here are some cool things you can do with this:

1. Set small, achievable goals! Why? They’re easy! Achieving goals is motivating. And once you knock one out, just set a new one and start building progress over time!

  • Study 10 flashcards and 10 lessons a day.
  • Study for 30 minutes a day.
  • 30 hours of time spent on lessons as a monthly goal.
  • 50 lessons completed as a monthly goal.
  • 200 flashcards studied as a monthly goal.

2. Get an overview of your effort. Sometimes, you just need to step back and see the big picture for a motivation boost. How long have you been been studying German? And how much effort have you put in?

3. Adjust your learning routines. Feel like you’re not making enough progress? Take a look at how much time you’ve spent! If your current routine isn’t working out for you, spend more time and study more lessons.

And most importantly, use it to track your time and effort. These are the 2 things that’ll dictate your German learning success. As Einstein said, “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”

Let us know what you think of this new feature! You can find My Report in “My Account” in the upper right corner of GermanPod101, or just click the link below.

Click here to access My Report!

Thanks for reading!
Team GermanPod101

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Learn German Faster with Our NEW, Redesigned Vocabulary Lists!

Hello Listeners!

If you want to become better at speaking, writing and understanding German, you NEED to know more words. (We’re sorry listeners, there’s no way around it!)

If you want to learn vocabulary fast, you must be able to read and understand it instantly!

That’s why we’ve redesigned our vocabulary lists to help you learn faster (and make your eyeballs happy too). All it takes is a few minutes to review a list. And the result? You know more German. But, let’s get into what’s new with your German Vocabulary Lists!

Click here to see the new design and learn more vocabulary!

Click Here to see the new Vocabulary Lists!

Pretty spiffy, right?

With bigger text, more space, a shiny new font and the ability to zoom in on words and look up their definitions, this is a brand new tool that you won’t mind staring at for hours (but with our new feature improvements, you won’t need to!).

Plus, Slideshow View is available FREE to all users! Learn visually and with audio as you review the words in a slideshow. This is a new addition to the word lists!

Click here to see the new design and learn more vocabulary!

Your vocabulary lists now come with:

  • NEW! Layout Design with improved look
  • NEW! Slideshow Vocabulary View
  • NEW! Bonus Audio Lesson for the Words (Play Audio)
  • ‘One Click Send’ to My Word Bank (Premium Users Only)
  • ‘One Click Send’ to My Flashcards (Premium Users Only)
  • Toggle Grid View/List View
  • Romanized Words – View ON/OFF
  • Word List – Audio Preview
  • Popup Dictionary – Words/Phrases

No more straining your eyes, no more wasted time. Your new Vocabulary Lists let you control how much you learn and how quickly.

Premium Users: Want to remember these words forever? Add them to your Word Bank with one click for later review. Or instantly send a word or the entire list to your Flashcards deck to master it all.

And if you’re not a Premium user, here’s a quick 20% OFF that unlocks those features plus our entire German learning system. That’s over 150 hours of audio and video lessons, lesson notes, premium study tools, exclusive apps and more!

Click here to unlock Premium and save 20% at GermanPod101!

To your fluency,

Team GermanPod101

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Word of the Day Widget Update! iPhone and iPad Users Rejoice!

Hello Listener,

Learning a German word a day is effortless, free, and takes less than a minute!

So it’s no wonder the Word of The Day at GermanPod101.com is one of our users’ most loved free features. And when our users started mailing in with feedback, we just couldn’t leave it alone.

The biggest issue? iOS incompatibility. The original Word of the Day Flash Widget didn’t work with the iPhone or the iPad.

After much tinkering, the new Word of the Day Widget is here.

The New Word of the Day Widget

Here’s what’s new!

  • Completely redesigned and customizable
  • Built with HTML5. Works on the iPhone, iPad, etc
  • Copy and paste words directly from the Widget
  • Can be embedded into mobile apps and sites
  • Will work on any browser
  • Turn transliteration and romanization on and off
  • Access the Word of the Day widget on any browser, from any smartphone, or computer. Want to save a word or sample sentences for your own use? Just copy and paste it directly from the widget!

    Add the widget to your blog or website!

    Choose from 38 languages and customize the widget as you see fit! The Word of the Day widget comes in two sizes, small (160 x 190px) and large (540 x 450px) and 8 different designs. Once you’ve chosen the language, size, and design, grab the embed code and add it to your site!

    If you have questions or feedback for us, send us an email here.

    Click Here to Visit the New German Word of the Day Widget!

    Introducing the New GermanPod101.com Dashboard!

    Greetings from Team GermanPod101!

    We’re stopping by the blog today to tell you about an exciting new feature we’re slowly rolling out on the website. A few select users have been chosen to test drive the new Dashboard feature.

    Log in to your account today to see if you’re one of them!

    The new Dashboard aims to help you track your German learning quickly and easily. We’ve produced a lot of lessons in our lifetime and while we pride ourselves on offering a wide variety of lessons to our users, we realized that it can been pretty overwhelming for some.

    Where do I start? What level is best for me? What series do I move on to now?

    These were common questions coming in from avid users like you, so we set out to solve these commonly asked questions, and the Dashboard was born!

    We’ll of course continue to listen to our fans and tweak the Dashboard to provide the very best experience for everyone. If you have questions or feedback for us, send us an email here.

    To help you get started, here are a few of the big changes:

  • Dashboard Home: The dashboard is now your homebase at GermanPod101. Anything you need to know about your account and learning progress can be found right here. You’ll see:
    • Your learning progress
    • Recommended lesson alert
    • Your learning profile
    • Account information
    • Quick links to useful tools
  • My Courses: For any series, when you check a lesson complete, your progress will be updated on the Dashboard.
  • New Lesson Recommendation: To help new members get started quicker, we’ve created a recommended learning curriculum based on your level. These series were chosen by our teachers as the the best way to start with GermanPod101.com.
  • GermanPod101.com News: Be sure to check the news each time you log in for feature updates, amazing deals and more!
  • Quick Links: Of course, there’s more to our website than just the Dashboard. We’ve compiled a list of quick links to help you get to helpful site tools like Flashcards, My Word Bank and the Browse Lessons list.
  • Footer: Finally, we gave a facelift to our site footer because…well, we just felt like it! Just like before, you can learn all about GermanPod101.com and parent company InnovativeLanguage.com from the links in our footer.
  • We hope you enjoy the brand new Dashboard! Stay tuned for more tweaks and updates to the site and head over to GermanPod101.com to test out the new Dashboard beta.

    The Secret Behind Successfully Learning German Effortlessly

    How to Really Learn German in Just Minutes a Day and Stick with it

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    The Myth

    What if I told you mastering German wasn’t that hard. That actually learning the language itself is not nearly as difficult as you may have heard. And that the problem to progressing is an age old one…failure to execute.

    The Real Issue

    Said another way, “People don’t progress ’cause they don’t do! If you don’t do the work, you won’t reach your goals.” Read the rest of this post »

    My Feed - Learn German the Way You Want!

    Welcome to the GermanPod101.com blog, Feature Spotlight. Here we would like to periodically introduce some well known features as well as some not so well known features here at GermanPod101.com. We want to make sure everyone knows about all the great features that you can use to master German in just minutes a day.

    Today we would like to introduce My Feed. This is a fully customizable RSS feed. What’s that mean? Well, for those that haven’t studied up on the latest Web 2.0 technology, that basically allows Premium members to decide exactly what lesson content they want on their Premium feed.

    Here’s 3 simple steps on how you can use My Feed to really master German:

    1. You decide exactly what you want.
    2. You download what you want with a single click of a button.
    3. You master German in minutes a day - in your own way.

    It’s really that simple.

    To learn more about My Feed check out the video below or if you’re a Premium member, click here to get started now.

    (Sorry, the video’s a little outdated, but it still works perfectly for GermanPod101.com!)

    MyFeed Demo

    Happy Holidays and Happy New Year From GermanPod101.com!

    Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from everyone here at GermanPod101.com! We’re grateful to have listeners just like you, and we’re eagerly waiting for the upcoming year to learn German together!

    And when the New Year comes around, be sure to make a resolution to study German with GermanPod101.com!

    Have a healthy and happy holiday season.

    From the GermanPod101.com team!