Easy German is an online series that provides German language learners worldwide with authentic learning material. We show the German language as it is spoken in the streets and among friends at home. Our two weekly shows contain interviews with people in the streets of different cities and show you daily life in Germany, covering a wide range of topics and ability levels. The video material is subtitled in both German and English to make it easy for viewers to listen to as well as read the German as it is spoken in the streets.
Janusz is the founder and producer of Easy German . He is originally from Poland and moved to Germany in 1984. Janusz has been a truck driver for several years, before turning his passion onto media. Today he works as a video producer and media trainer. Janusz uses his own experience of learning a foreign language and moving abroad to come up with new concepts and ideas of language learning and youth education.
Cari is originally from Münster, now living in Berlin with Janusz. As host and producer of Easy German, but also as co-founder and CEO of The Global Experience, an NGO focused on intercultural dialogue, Cari dedicates most of her time on educational activities that connect young people from different parts of the world. To find out more about Cari, check out her website: www.carisafari.de
Ben is a video producer and freelance translator from York, England. He acts as the partners manager of the Easy Languages network and is also the translator of Easy German. Ben studied German and economy in Sheffield and has lived abroad in Germany and Poland before moving back to England in 2016. He also co-created the Easy German exercises and regularly joins us as a media trainer for workshops and courses.
Manuel studied Multimedia Production and has hosted and produced several Easy German episodes. He is currently on a two-year world trip, making videos about traveling, tech and minimalism along the way on his personal YouTube channel.
Klaus is a teacher for politics and history and occasionally joins the Easy German Team for fun activities. He enjoys cooking that’s why we have shot several cooking episodes with him!
Isi is an event manager from Münster, now living in Cologne. She supports the team with event and community management and also occasionally joins the Easy German team in front of the camera.
Weekly exercise sheets are available on Patreon for all episodes produced from January 2017. Since October 2017 we produce interactive online worksheets in collaboration with www.seedlang.com, a language learning platform we are partnering with.
Each interactive worksheet features a vocabulary list and 6 exercises on different levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced) with English translations and answers in order to deepen the vocabulary and grammar used in the videos. Additionally we have discussions and answer questions in a Patreon only Facebook group that our members get access to.
By becoming a member on Patreon you can actively help us to become independent, professional video producers and receive a regular income for creating Easy German, which is the job we love most. Once signing up to Easy German on Patreon you can select the amount you want to donate (starting from 1$ per week). You can also set a monthly limit to your donations and unsubscribe any time. Become an Easy German member on Patreon now.
This is how our new interactive worksheets look like:
During the last three years we have organised summer schools in Berlin that brought together German learners from different countries for a week of German conversation classes that were connected with fun activities such as cooking, bike tours or history walking tours. Despite the great success of these summer schools and the fun we had doing them ourselves, we have unfortunately decided to discontinue the program for at least this summer (2019).
We are very sorry for those of you who have already been looking forward to a new program in 2019. We still hope you will have a great German learning experience using our weekly videos and online exercises as well as our app Seedlang. It is due to these projects that we have decided to suspend side activities such as the summer school for at least a year. This year we really want to be able to focus. We want to invest more time into our production quality, the development of new content and also start enlarging our production team, developments that will help us grow in a sustainable way and produce better language learning content for as many people as possible.
We hope you understand our decision and are looking forward to possibly meeting you at one of our meetups this summer. Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get updates on our meetups and other events.
Thanks so much for your understanding,
The Easy German Team
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