Your listening comprehension is trained and your pronunciation can be improved significantly
Vienna, Austria (PRWEB) May 6, 2008
"Good bye unwieldy dictionary - hello podcast": this is the main idea behind the free German-English vocabulary trainer provided by one of the leading schools for German as a foreign language.
With May 5, 2008 ActiLingua offers its free vocabulary trainer per podcast. The mission of http://www.ActiLingua.com/ is to turn learning German into a child's play.
Podcast as magic formula
Is podcasting still an unfamiliar topic? Read on to learn about this technology and how it can be used in a smart way to improve ones German skills easily and comfortably.
A podcast is a digital-media file (e.g. audio or video files) which is distributed over the internet and based on a script called RSS. Podcasts allow the user to watch or listen to the files on their computer, iPod, mp3-player, mobile phone or other portable devices which support media files.
Learning German per podcast - How does it work?
The use of podcasts in learning foreign languages offers many advantages. Because of the technical background the files are downloaded automatically when new content is added. The good thing: Once the user have subscribed they won't miss a lecture. Daily from Monday through Thursday a new lecture is downloaded automatically to the user's computer. The lectures can be burned on CD, put on the iPod or mp3-player and enables the user to listen to it whenever and wherever he or she wants: in the car, on a long train journey or while walking to an appointment - the lectures from the vocabulary trainer are portable and allow to improve ones German skills with every repetition.
Podcast - a modern method of e-learning?
The initiators of the vocabulary trainer podcast are convinced that this method of independent learning offers many benefits. "Your listening comprehension is trained and your pronunciation can be improved significantly", confirms Dr. Roland Ernst, founder of ActiLingua Academy. Co-initiator Michael Kohlfuerst from PromoMasters (http://www.PromoMasters.at/) emphasizes the potential of the vocabulary trainer for companies: "Enterprises can profit from the German-English vocabulary trainer when embedded in the intranet." He stresses the fact that the podcast doesn't substitute a German course at a German language school with full cultural immersion but it offers employees a free and time-efficient way of updating their German skills.
The daily training helps to expand the word pool and improves the pronunciation - success will be noticeable soon.
An example: One of the lectures teaches something about coffee: "Ich trinke meinen Kaffee ohne Zucker... I have my coffee without sugar."
Excited to learn German now while having a cup of coffee? The free German-English vocabulary trainer provided by ActiLingua can be subscribed on http://www.actilingua.com/podcast/
Further information concerning podcasting and the technical background and requirements can be found on http://www.actilingua.com/podcast/podcast_info_en.php.
ActiLingua Academy is one of the leading schools for German as a foreign language located in the heart of Vienna/Austria. German is taught year-round at all levels in small international study groups for adults (16+ years) and summer school for teens aged 12-17 years (communicative German instruction, accommodation on campus, large park with diverse leisure and sport facilities, 24-hour supervision)
The packages from ActiLingua include German course, accommodation in Vienna and an attractive cultural and leisure programme which is included in the course price. ActiLingua Academy was founded 1988 and has quickly gained a world-wide reputation as a language school with a successful range of courses, an ideal learning environment and modern teaching equipment. ActiLingua offers top standards of language tuition combined with an attractive leisure programme and outstanding accommodation options (e.g. in our ActiLingua Residence, with host families, in apartments or in student residences). http://www.actilingua.com/ - learn German, experience Vienna!