The Tale of Griff: A Bilingual Fantasy Story for German Learners
Date: August 2020
Duration: 8 hours 26 minutes
Textbooks are boring! Learn German the fun way with this bilingual fantasy story about a young boy named Griff, his dog, dark magic, a motorcycle-riding wizard and more.
When a boy is killed in front of Griff using dark magic, a Wizard appears too late to stop the act, but instead finds Griff and his dog. But all is not as it seems and Griff and his hound soon find themselves in the care of an old witch. At least until a magical creature comes hunting for them and they are forced to flee.
Learn more than 2500 words of german vocabulary with clause-by-clause translations and a light-hearted story to keep the learning fun! In the reading, the native German speaker alternates between German-English-German-German for each sentence or clause.
This ensures a few important things:
1. More than 75% of the audio you are listening to is German. Most audio courses are 90-95% English and only 5-10% German.
2. You will find your brain will begin to automatically work out which word means what. It will also start to pick up intuitively on German grammar and word order. Then you will hear the German twice more, which will reinforce both pronunciation and give you brain a chance to file away “Windig means Windy”.
3. It gives you an opportunity to mimic the German on the second or third time you hear the sentence, so you can practice your pronunciation.
4. It creates a hands-free learning experience. You don’t need to be looking at a book or watching a video, you just need to listen to the audio, and let the process work. This makes it ideal for driving, grocery shopping, doing household chores, and otherwise making use of ‘found time’.
An entire chapter will be read to you like this, and you will then hear the entire chapter read entirely in German with no English translation.