As the German population becomes increasingly educated in English, it is becoming increasingly difficult for some of the country’s elite to speak the language fluently.
Here are 10 tips to help your trainee succeed when they are introduced to the English language.
Learn the grammar.
In English, there are three main types of verbs: direct, indirect and correlative.
Direct means “to come” and is often used with verbs like ‘to come’, ‘go’ and ‘to arrive’.
Indirect means “from” and “with” is often seen in direct and indirect forms.
So for example, ‘go to a friend’s house’ is direct, ‘to go to a home’ is indirect and ‘go and see a friend’ is correlative because it means ‘go in’.
You can also say ‘go home’ in direct or indirect form.
‘Go home’ can also be seen as ‘to stay at home’.
Indicative is used to indicate when something is taking place or the end of a phrase.
For example, in direct ‘the next day’, it is indirect ‘the following day’, indirect ‘we are going to meet up on Sunday’ and correlatively ‘we’re going to see the next weekend’.
Make it easy to find what you’re looking for.
For many trainees, it can be difficult to find the words that are the most appropriate for what they are looking for, so try to avoid looking at your trainees profile when they first start out.
Instead, try to use the phrases in the trainee’s profile as an introduction to them.
For instance, ‘This is my profile’.
For those new to German, these are often abbreviations for the trainees main subjects: Science, Music, Science Technology and Literature.
The best way to learn German is by reading.
This is the easiest way to understand the language and get an idea of what to expect.
Use your language to your advantage.
If you’re not using a word or phrase regularly, you might not be using it well enough.
For the most part, trainees are good at learning to translate themselves.
You can practise using a phrase in English or German and use that as an excuse to learn a foreign language.
Try to use your trainings vocabulary when you use a foreign phrase and you’ll be able to translate yourself quickly.
Learn from the past.
German is not only spoken by people from different countries, but it also has a long history of being used as a tool of education.
There are some good examples of this in the German film industry, and for example the famous German film director Werner Herzog.
He would always try to adapt the words and phrases he was using in the film to the German language and would often use phrases like ‘I’m going to use a word here that is German’, or ‘I know this word is German’.
For example in his film The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Herzog would always start his films in the first few minutes and then switch to the second half.
This practice of switching between different languages is one of the key elements that make German a very effective tool of learning.
Get used to it.
For German trainees that come from overseas, there is no shortage of opportunities to learn the language.
It is the fastest growing language in the world, and you can learn it with ease with no previous exposure to it and the internet at your fingertips.
It takes a lot of practice to get used to the different sounds and ways of speaking that are used in German.
Find out the words you need to know.
Many German trainers are not familiar with the language so they can be quite confused when they start speaking German.
It may be tempting to use words like ‘the word’ or ‘the noun’, but the best way of getting the correct pronunciation is to look up the word you are speaking and ask your trainers to pronounce it for you.
This will give you an idea as to how German is pronounced.
In general, you will find that if you don’t know the word it means the opposite of what you are trying to say.
Use the trainings resources to your benefit.
Trainings is a fantastic resource for German trainings.
It’s not all about the words.
Trainees also use the resources in the same way as English language learners, and that is to help them understand the context in which they are using the resources.
The same is true for English language resources, and the trainers have a lot to offer you.
Look for opportunities to help.
For most trainees you will have to do a lot on your own to find a good position.
This can sometimes be a little bit intimidating for those who are new to the language, but with the right training you can get used in a short period of time.
Work with the trainors.
Trainers are often the people who are most useful for you when