Katja DFE

is creating German Lessons
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per Lesson
  • DFE charts & extras
  • on-screen mention at the end of each episode

Gain access to a Dropbox folder that contains graphics and charts that I make for my episodes! This can be stuff about grammar or phonetics, culture or other things. All of this is available to you in highest quality and without any watermarks. I also add little extras and smaller-scale studying resources to this folder now and then, like additional vocabulary lists.

Additionally, you are now part of the little "club" of Leute that support DFE financially and therefore will be mentioned at the end of every new episode (providing you pledged for at least half of the respective previous month's published videos)! :)

per Lesson
  • DFE charts & extras
  • on-screen mention at the end of each episode

On top of everything in the "Helfer" tier, you will get access to the core reward - DFE scripts! After your first successful pledge, you will receive an invite to an additional Dropbox folder that contains the scripts of all grammar scripts. They have been formated into easy-to-read PDFs and contain additional examples when compared to the videos, color coding and, where necessary, additional pointers.

If you want me to add a different email address to the folder than you used to sign up to Patreon, send me a private Patreon message! :)  

And of course the same applies as in Tier 1:  To stay eligible for this reward, at least half of the previous month's releases have to have been sponsored by you. 

Aktiver Zuhörer
per Lesson
  • DFE charts & extras
  • on-screen mention at the end of each episode
  • Passive Language Learning

On top of everything in the "Grammatikfan" tier, you will gain access to  a language learning program called "Passive Language Learning" provided by community member Giorgi Meladze - it consists of recordings of 600 words pronounced by a native German along with their English translations. The idea is to listen to these words as if they were music or an audiobook while doing something else; this way you will retain more and more of them "passively".

Giorgi was kind enough to share his work as a resource exclusively for members of the DFE community; it can no longer be purchased or accessed anywhere else, so that's a pretty big deal! :)

Same as above: To stay eligible for this reward, at least half of the previous month's releases have to have been sponsored by you.




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About Katja DFE

Hi! :)
I'm Katja. Chances are that if you're here, you already know that. In case you don't, let me tell you what I do: In late 2012, I started a channel named "Deutsch Für Euch", having made the decision to finally go through with a project I had been wanting to do for years. In January 2013, I uploaded my first video explaining what my goal on said channel was: Teaching people German.

DFE's main focuses are:
  • GRAMMAR - making German grammar both entertaining and comprehensible, by going beyond the common "just accept it" attitude of many (most?) teaching programs.
  • FUN - I'm a goof ball. I mean, some things you just have to explain and stay serious about, of course, but it's important to make yourself enjoy what you're doing - so why not help the learning along with a little silliness?
  • COMMUNITY - by now the DFE crowd has grown to a size that makes it hard to keep track of all interactions and comments that are left for me on a daily basis. Regardless, I do my best to answer whatever questions do come up and generally like to interact with my viewers. If you don't get a response, rest assured I have at least read you comment - I know from my own experience as a community member how great it feels to hear back from content creators. I'm grateful for how lovely the vast majority of you are <3

Besides grammar, I like making lighter episodes about facts and trivia surrounding German and Germany, as well as the occasional collection of vocabulary. Plus, every now and then, I upload a video entirely in German to practice your understanding! :)

I'm a language enthusiast and while I'm not an "actual" teacher yet, I am studying towards a teacher's degree (which is a special thing in Germany, yay) - a decision that came partly through doing DFE, I might add.
So, if after this you check out my channel (or if that is where you came from in the first place, which is even better), have a few euros or dollars (or whatever other currency) to spare and think my content is worth it, I would be very happy and grateful if you could support my Patreon campaign :) The money I make with this I won't have to make at some boring part-time job while still trying to focus on both my university studies and DFE - and I will put it back into enhancing the quality of the show and everything around it :)

If you do decide to become a patron, you will be charged whatever amount you choose to put in for every regular episode, so for when I upload grammar, trivia or a vocabulary list. This does not include irregular verbs, because they won't be affected by the changes I intend to make with the money.

Dankeschön! <3


PS: "What do I do if I want to make a one-time donation or simply show appreciation for older episodes?"
This question comes up every now and then. It never really occured to me, but it does make sense that if you want to watch all DFE episodes in order and are just starting, it's going to take you a while to catch up and actively benefit from what this Patreon page supports. If that leads to you feeling like you'd rather make a one-time donation - or heck, even regular donations whenever you watch a new video if that's what feels right - you can do so through PayPal by making a payment to [email protected] Thank you to all of you who were so committed and pure-hearted to actually ask about this! <3

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