Most high school or regular German courses start by teaching you dull grammar rules and complex language notions. There has to be a better way! We, at Mondly - the language app loved by millions of people worldwide, take an opposite approach. Our language experts care deeply about your ability to have real conversations in German as fast as possible. That's why, rather than bombarding you with complex notions in the beginning of your course, we start by involving you in a real conversation. Through this approach, you will be able to have your first German conversation after only 5 minutes of using our app. Encouraging, right?
Our linguists have also identified one of the major secrets of how to speak German: listening to native speakers in a natural setting. Because our brain is wired to absorb the information we hear, our experts made listening an essential part of learning German. As a result, during all our lessons you will hear natives speak in German clearly, correctly and in context. This way, you will pick up the natural German pronunciation of core words effortlessly.
The most important part of learning a new language is getting a chance to speak it, to practice what you learned. Otherwise, it’s all lost, like most of what we’ve learned in school. That’s exactly why our language experts have included German speaking exercises in every lesson. No need to find a German friend to help you rehearse. No need to go to a German speaking country. How can this be possible? We have created a high-tech computer program you can use to have a smart conversation with (really!). We call it the Mondly Chatbot. Sit back and it engages in a conversation with you using a friendly, native German voice. Don’t be shy: respond to its questions or even ask it one. Like magic, it will understand what you are saying and respond like a regular person would. No wonder millions of people around the world have already tried our Chatbot to learn how to speak German.
The great minds of our time consider Virtual Reality (VR) to be the future of technology. Acknowledging the tremendous potential of this technology, we worked with our world class linguists to shape the future of language learning through Virtual Reality.
Meet Mondly VR, the first virtual reality application that helps you learn to speak German. Put your VR headset on and feel immersed in a world of languages. Order a "Bratwurst" in a restaurant in Berlin, have an exciting German conversation in a train going to Vienna or check into a hotel in Munich. It’s the closest thing to being there and that’s exactly what makes it so effective in learning German.
Remember that deer in the headlights feeling when someone asks you a question and you desperately dig through your memory trying to figure out what to say in response? In VR, you learn how to speak German by practicing the same situations in the comfort of your own home. Practice as many times as you like in a safe environment and get instant feedback until you get it right. As a result, you’ll gain the confidence to apply what you have learned in the real world. Ultimately, Mondly is all about teaching you how to speak German so you can have real life conversations with natives. No doubt about it, Mondly VR supercharges your learning and makes learning to speak German extremely effective.
This might come as a surprise to you, but German is the most spoken mother tongue in Europe with over 16% of the population speaking the language natively. You would have probably guessed English was the most popular mother tongue in Europe. Contrary to popular belief, it only comes second alongside Italian with only 13% of the population speaking the language. This is because important countries like Austria, Belgium and Switzerland have German as their official language. So, there’s a good chance you’ll find someone to speak in German with anytime you visit Europe.
The good news is that German is easier to speak than read or write. While in many languages you have to memorize a lot of grammar rules in order to speak the language at a basic level, in German you only need to learn one verb conjugation. In its written form, German can be complex and different grammar rules apply, but while speaking you generally only use the present perfect tense such as “I have slept” or “I have gone to the market”. This makes things easy and helps you have basic conversations from day one.
German is the 11th most spoken language worldwide, so you'll definitely have a lot to gain by learning conversational German. For example, you'll be able to interact with people anytime you visit Germany, Switzerland or Austria.
Wherever you plan to travel to Berlin or Vienna, speaking German will enhance your experience significantly. You will be able to experience German speaking countries like a native and have an authentic experience in the process.
Being able to speak German increases your employability significantly and makes you stand out from the crowd. This means that you will have better chances of getting a well paid job in the first place, better chances of getting promoted or getting a better job in a German speaking country.
Studies indicate that being bilingual or a polyglot increase the grey matter in your brain. This means that speaking German makes you smarter than you currently are. So, what are you waiting for?
"The drag-and-drop and visuals make it a lot more fun and easy than just reading flashcards."
"Mondly uses games and gestures to help you learn new languages."
"On Mondly, users can interact using both text input or speech."
"Mondly encourages its users to practice in everyday scenarios, such as ordering food and drinks in a restaurant."