Hi! My name is Jenny and I'm a language enthusiast, a globetrotter, and the founder of Learn German with Jenny. I have been teaching German as a foreign language for over eight years, and have lived in Germany, the US, France, and Argentina. I also speak five languages.
Throughout my years of teaching German, I have always had a hard time finding high-quality and engaging study materials for my lessons, which is why I started creating my own. I have compiled a large number of resources consisting of videos, podcasts, texts, exercises and worksheets.
In 2015, I started uploading videos to YouTube and sharing worksheets on my blog. My YouTube channel began to grow as I began to incorporate feedback from my viewers, which has helped me improve my learning program and the quality of my videos.
In 2018, I knew that I wanted to go a step further and as a result, I decided it was time to create an app for learners of German. My goal was to create a high-quality, blended learning program which combines all of my learning material. I hired voiceover artists, software developers, a content manager, as well as writers and used all of my time and energy to create an interactive web application for those who are learning German.
My app provides content that will focus on reading, writing, and developing listening skills which will prepare aspiring speakers for real conversations with native speakers. Learners can watch videos, download worksheets, listen to podcasts, complete exercises, track their progress, take milestone tests, and also compete with other learners for the top spot on the leaderboard.
Imagine that learning German is like a daily workout. If you use my app for at least 20 minutes a day, you'll see yourself improving drastically as you work your way up to higher and higher levels. I can't wait to see you on the leaderboard! Give it a shot and impress your friends and family with your awesome German skills. Sign up now and get started right away! Viel Spaß!
On-point explanations and tons of useful examples will help you learn quickly and get maximum exposure to the language.
You can download worksheets, solve them on your computer or print them. Worksheets are targeted to help you practice and review what you have learned.
Listen to stories about daily life, food, technology, culture, social life, sports, shopping, work and more. Download podcasts and listen on the go.
Interactive exercises make learning fun. Activities include multiple choice, sentence building, translations, vocabulary quizzes, describing pictures, listening practice, etc.
Do I need to know English to use this app?
Yes, you need an upper intermediate level of English (B2 or higher) as most of the lessons for levels A1-B1 are explained in English. Users with weak English skills would only be able to use a very limited number of features in the app.
Will the app help me improve my speaking skills?
Jenny's app will help you improve your reading, writing and listening skills. In order to improve your speaking skills, you will need to speak German with someone who masters the German language on a regular basis. Private lessons with a qualified native teacher are advisable, as this gives you a lot of speaking time and your mistakes will be corrected so that you will improve faster. An additional way to boost your speaking skills is by meeting up with a language exchange partner (i.e. on tandempartners.org or italki.com/partners) or joining a meetup with German speakers.
How do I subscribe?
Select a plan of your choice and hit the "Subscribe" button. Follow the instructions and complete the payment to subscribe.
What do I get after I subscribe?
You'll get access to 400+ videos, 500+ worksheets, 100+ podcasts and lots of interactive exercises. You'll also be able to track your progress. There are three learning categories: lessons, podcasts and vocab training. For each category, there are a number of interactive exercises you have to complete in order to get to the next level. You need to get 75% correct to advance to the next level. Interactive exercises consist of translations (EN-DE), filling in blanks, building sentences, describing pictures, correcting mistakes and listening to a word or phrase and then typing it. You will have access to all the contents, no matter which subscription you choose. However, you do need to successfully complete one level in order to go on to a higher level. You can also take a milestone test to access a higher level.
What happens when my subscription expires?
You will no longer have access to "German with Jenny" if your subscription lapses, but there's no need to worry because you can easily re-subscribe and even opt for a longer subscription plan.
How do I take a private Skype lesson with Jenny?
Click the "Book Appointment" button in the footer to schedule a private Skype lesson with Jenny at a convenient time of your choice.
What should I do in case I forgot my password?
Click the "Forgot Password?" link and follow the instructions to reset your password using your login email ID. In case, you forgot your email ID, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.
I have a question that is not listed in your FAQ
Feel free to contact Jenny via email email@example.com. Jenny is always happy to answer your questions.
Which browser should I use?
We recommend using Chrome, Firefox, Edge or Safari. Please do NOT use Internet Explorer, the app will not work with this browser.