Case Study and Resources: Chunking German Dialogues

Below, you'll find two German dialogues we've created. You can listen to the audio and follow along on the transcript! If you scroll a bit further down, you'll see a video where I go through the dialogue and show you exactly how to use it to improve your listening comprehension, find chunks, and create flashcards.  Viel Spaß!

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Dialog 1: Ich habe eine Reservierung.

Step 1: Listen to the DIALOGUE 

Listen to the dialogue first. As you can see, there's a German transcript underneath the audio.

PS. If you want the English translation, scroll down a bit to download the annotated transcript pdf!

Click here to show the German transcript

Step 2: identify The chunks in the dialogue

You can download a transcript where we've highlighted useful chunks, added a full English translation of the dialog and grammar explanations by clicking the button below!


If you want to see a walkthrough of this dialogue where I indicate and explain chunks, scroll to the bottom of this page :)​​


You can also download the mp3 file of the audio here.

Download with right-click ---> "save as..."

Download with right-click ---> "save as..."

Step 3: Memorize the chunks with flashcards

Just seeing chunks once is usually not enough for you to memorize them and be able to use them yourself. You need to revise them until you've "imprinted" them on your brain so they'll roll off the tongue in conversations!


One of the best ways to memorize chunks is through flashcards. We've created a sample flashcard deck on the Brainscape flashcard tool with chunks from the lessons that you can access for free here:

PS: You will have to create a FREE account to use Brainscape.


Dialog 2: Schlafmütze!

Step 1: Listen to the DIALOGUE 

Listen to the dialogue first. As you can see, there's a German transcript underneath the audio.

PS. If you want the English translation, scroll down a bit to download the annotated transcript pdf!

Click here to show the German transcript

Step 2: identify The chunks in the dialogue

You can download a transcript where we've highlighted useful chunks, added a full English translation of the dialog and grammar explanations by clicking the button below!


You can also download the mp3 file of the audio here.

Step 3: Memorize the chunks with flashcards

Just seeing chunks once is usually not enough for you to memorize them and be able to use them yourself. You need to revise them until you've "imprinted" them on your brain so they'll roll off the tongue in conversations!


One of the best ways to memorize chunks is through flashcards. We've created a sample flashcard deck on the Brainscape flashcard tool with chunks from the lessons that you can access for free here:

PS: You will have to create a FREE account to use Brainscape.


NEed More help? Watch my Walkthrough :)

Are you in the facebook group already? You can ask questions there and join us on livestreams!

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