Learning German

Updated September 2023

In March 2020, I began learning German as a hobby. I had just gone on a school trip that took me through Frankfurt International Airport, and I was amazed by the absurdly long compound words. I also had (and still have) a few German friends. And, along with many others around the world, I had just stumbled upon an unlimited supply of free time. These factors made me decide that it would be a fun challenge to take up the language.

Several years down the line, I'd say that I'm at a roughly B1 level of proficiency. I thought I'd share some of the resources that I used early on that I think really helped me learn the language.

At this point, I think the best way for me to improve would be to spend some time in a German-speaking place, but unfortunately that isn't in the cards right now.