A Simple Strategy to Achieve Your Goals
Now we’re in quarantine, I want to talk about goal-setting and goal-keeping. When, if not now, is the right time to focus on some serious personal projects? Say you want to reach your fitness goals, be successful at work or master a language. You might…
How Can I Learn a Language at Home?
As the coronavirus pandemic rudely fences us into our homes, we are all attempting to keep a hold of normality as the world makes a clean break with it. The completion of simple tasks now requires the problem solving skills of a team of engineers….
Chatterbug Features – Yosselin
As is typical for Chatterbug students, Yosselin is a globetrotter as well as a language enthusiast. Born in Guatemala, she moved to the United States when she was nine years old and grew up speaking both Spanish and English. In 2018, she moved to Berlin…
Meet the Chatterteam – Megan
If you snuck up on the Chatterbug team at lunchtime, you would often hear Megan, our Head of Community, describing herself as “very competitive”. She comes from a very athletic family and both her parents were coaches, so it’s no surprise that she began playing…
7 Ways to Prepare for Your Online Language Lesson
Speaking in a new language can be scary. Meeting someone over a webcam can be scary. Combine the two? In theory, quite scary! But in practice, it doesn’t have to be. In fact, video lessons are great way to learn a language when you can’t…
Working in Germany: What do you need?
The day has arrived. You’ve landed in Germany! You step off that plane with a pocket full of dreams (and if you’re non-EU, a bank balance full of change, as per your visa requirements). Your backpack is heavy with books on German grammar. Your heart…
Which Spanish Should You Learn?
Want to learn Spanish but don’t know which one to choose? The good news is, there’s no wrong choice!
Chatterbug Features – Shannon
For our fourth Chatterbug Feature we met language teacher Shannon, who has been learning German with Chatterbug since 2017. She told us the story behind why she started.
Intensive German courses – do they work?
With the promise of a fast track to fluency for a low price, taking an intensive language course can sound appealing. But do they actually work?
5 Avoidable Mistakes German Learners Make
Making mistakes when learning German isn’t a bad thing, and certainly nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, it should be encouraged, because it helps you learn. To best illustrate a few mistakes that all German-learners make at some point, let’s go through a little…
8 Things to Know When Driving in Germany
You might be living in Germany and sometimes need to drive, or maybe you have some friends/family coming to visit you by car… well, make sure you read this little sum-up we made for you so you can be sure that alles ist in Ordnung…
Change Your Tune: 5 songs to improve your German
Learning songs in your target language is a great way to discover new words. But did you know that music can help you with more than just vocabulary?