*** One of the best educational apps of the year - Apple (iTunes Rewind) ***
Now you can learn to speak and read German while playing games on the go. Featuring 9 addictive games designed to teach essential vocabulary & conversation skills, MindSnacks’ German app is perfect for adults, kids, students and anyone hoping to visit Berlin, tour the German countryside or just cozy up to the language.
To help overcome the common challenges of learning German, our app is built around rich and engaging games instead of tedious flashcards. That means your eyes will be glued to your screen as you memorize words and master things like case usage, word gender and, of course, that irresistible German accent.
Download the first lesson totally free and if that’s not enough, upgrade to access all 50 lessons and 40+ hours of content. If you’ve got a touch-screen, a finger and a knack for learning, then you’ll be well on your way to shouting all-important phrases like “Bratwurst, please!” and “Extra sauerkraut!” all in perfect German.
* PRESS *
One of the top-three iOS apps that “make the process of learning new words fun.”
The German Travel Blog
Named the best app of 2011 for learning German
"This app is not just your average, run-of-the-mill crash course... It includes complex exercises, challenges, and lessons that make the learning process fun and effective."
* FEATURES *
-- 9 addictive and unique games
-- 1000+ German words & phrases to master
-- Spoken audio clips provided by a native German speaker to help with pronunciation
-- Hand-illustrated image library to help memorize words
-- 50 German lessons designed by Ivy League instructors (upgrade required)
-- Personalized learning algorithms to maximize memorization, retention & contextual usage
-- Enhanced review mode lets you replay previously mastered lessons
-- Additional quests & challenges will keep you motivated
-- More frequent high-fives due to a genuine sense of achievement and your massive acquisition of knowledge
* WHAT OUR (SUPER AWESOME) FANS HAVE TO SAY *
“MindSnacks’ German app has helped me so much! I just recently went on a trip to Germany and I felt like I had lived there all my life!”
“This is a fantastic app, worth every penny!! I feel like the words really stick because you see it, hear it and spell it.”
“German always sounded like a hard language to learn but thanks to this app I’m enjoying it and loving it. Sooo worth it!”
* THE SCIENCE BEHIND MINDSNACKS *
At MindSnacks we like to keep it fun, but we’re serious about learning. That’s why our German app includes 9 challenging games designed by Ivy League professors. Each game teaches a specific aspect of the language, creating a well-rounded learning experience for both kids and adults that goes far beyond basic vocabulary flashcards.
Of course studying is only worth it if it works, so our unique algorithm reinforces the learning process using proven methods from the field of memory studies. Over time, the games adapt to your individual performance, selectively repeating German words, phrases and grammatical points with which you’ve previously struggled. In other words, as you learn German, the app learns about you for a more effective learning experience.
Perfect for beginning and intermediate learners, MindSnacks is like your own personal German teacher you can take just about anywhere . You’ll quickly spend less time looking at that German dictionary and more time planning that trip to Berlin.
* SUPPORT *
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Ratings and Reviews
Fun but could use improvement
Games that are time dependent start out painful slow and then speed up to insanely fast way to quickly. There's only a short time span of optimal speed. And timeless/endless mode would drastically improved the functionality of these games and also enable my 5 year old to play more games then just belly.
It also awards xp/ word mastery way too quickly. I downloaded it yesterday I think I've finished 5 lessons. The words I didn't already know are definitely not master after that short time frame it gave for lessons and I've spent just as much in review mode. This is slightly made up for by the fact you can rest individual lessons in settings instead of having to reset the whole game.
I wish that 'the' was displayed with each noun but when it's not it is spoken after you match. So it's at least there's that.
I'm kind of upset that it give the option for multiple users and then Requires each person to pay to unlock the app :/ the other people in my house can just play in review mode.
I'd buy it again but it could use a few upgrades.
Language learning game
I like playing games to help reinforce learning vocabulary. The games makes it easier for my child to want to learn too. My issue regarding some of the games I've unlocked is how fast the games speed up. So far the easiest game to play is Belly. The water in Swell drains so fast that my kid doesn't want to play it and I find Swell more frustrating than fun for the same reason. I recently started conversation words and the time I get to spell in bird doesn't seem to increase. Bloon is okay. I use it more to keep me from panicking when there are so many balloons it becomes overwhelming, but my kid doesn't enjoy that one. I've only ever played Slide a couple of times because the game ends too fast. Today a conversation game with a parrot popped up and I enjoyed it except for the fact that it was difficult to control the up and down motion of the parrot.
It would be nice if the games had better user control and maybe a way to make difficulty easier or more challenging based on individual preference in settings.
Not free, still worth it
This is not a free app. The free function (first level, usually numbers, and first two or three games) is wonderful for what it is - free. A few years back I paid the 20 or so dollars for the full set of languages to be unlocked, and it's really been worth it.
As you continue on it gradually gets more challenging, but I'm currently just using the numbers level to make sure I know up to 20 at the drop of a hat for my test in German. It's super fun, and those who say that games aren't helpful are probably not enjoying themselves. The rapid recall needed to preform well in most of these games is invaluable when you're attempting to do anything at speed
- 54.2 MB
- Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2014 MindSnacks Inc
- In-App Purchases
- 50 German Lessons $4.99
- All Language Pass $19.99
- All Language Pass Upgrade $17.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.