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When I went to school in Thüringen in Germany in the 90s, I officially started English when I entered Gymnasium (grammar school, in my case with scientific emphasis) in grade 5 (year 5). English was mandatory up to and including 10th grade (10th year). Further languages would start around grade 7 (French, Latin, Russian). For grade 11 and 12, one could ...


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Like user ammoQ I only can talk about Austria. I was born in 1965 in Austria and started school at the age of 6, in September 1971. I did not attend any preschool or kindergarten, this was not usual in rural regions (but is usual now). Like almost all people who are at my age (round 50), I started learning english in 5th grade, when I was 10. This was ...


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Here in Austria, English as school subject ususally starts at 1st grade (age 6 or 7)* and stays till the end of school, i.e. age 18 or 19. It's not uncommon to get some English courses in kindergarden, too. As stated in the comments to the question, the same goes for Germany. *originally, I claimed it would be 3rd grade, but Hubert corrected me in the ...


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A Kindle turns every book into a book where lookup of vocabulary is easy. You just have to put your finger on the word you want to look up and then you get the definition of the word that's in the dictionary.


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Here's a list with interlinear translated word for word aligned books in German (third one already mentioned in one of the answers above): Brothers Grimm - German Fairy Tales (with audio) Kafka, Storm and others - German Short Stories (with audio) Herman Hesse - Demian, on Lulu.com Herman Hesse - Kinderseele, on Lulu.com Franz Kafka - Die Verwandlung, ...


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“LingoBrain” is a new game for learning German vocabulary (currently available for Android, but probably iOS soon too). It also includes a list of about 4000 words sorted by difficulty. It keeps track of your progress as you play and remembers which words you have difficulty with, allowing you to focus more on them. There’s also a companion game for ...



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