About Deutschdrang

About Deutschdrang.com

Hallo und herzlich willkommen auf den Seiten von deutschdrang.com! My name is Yvonne Mattson. I am a German native speaker and have worked as a professional translator, editor, and university German instructor for almost thirty years. I created deutschdrang.com to share some of the materials I have created over the years. I have been privileged to meet some students who have shown a genuine interest in learning German and have gone way beyond what was required of them in the classroom. My site is aimed mostly at those kinds of students–people who really want to learn and who can never get enough practice materials. Although I have an extensive collection of exercises that I have created and tested in my classrooms over the years, they all need some kind of revamping and reformatting to be posted in a usable format here. So please be patient while I continue to add materials to the site and check back often. If you find a mistake or an outdated link, please e-mail me at deutschdrang@gmail.com.

The practice materials on this website are free to teachers and students. You are welcome to share them with other learners, but please note that the exercises and materials are for private or classroom use only and may not be used in any publication or for-profit purpose. If you would like to make a contribution for materials you have found to be helpful on this website, you can do so via the donation link in the right-hand column.

Danke und viel Spaß! 

This site is dedicated to the memory of Ted Smentkowski, who helped me understand what being a teacher is all about.

“The Spirit gives one person the ability to speak in different kinds of languages and to another the ability to interpret those languages. One Spirit, the same Spirit, does all these things, and the Spirit decides what to give each person.”    (1 Corinthians 12:10-11)


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5 Replies to “About Deutschdrang

  1. I’m a 76-yr-old guy, at intermediate-level German; I liked my first contact with your website. Ausgezeichnet!! I’m just starting to train for translation work (CPT) from Global Translation Institute. Hopefully my Maker will give me enough years to enjoy the fruits of my studies. Best wishes, Dan. P.S. I’m a former elementary teacher, retired now for 11 years.

    1. Wow! I admire your courage and motivation. My father is 85, and his example has taught me that the key to growing older happily is to never stop learning! Good luck with your studies! I wish you all the best.

  2. Hallo Yvonne.

    Ich möchte sagen, dass Ihre Website ist großartig. Vielen Dank für Ihre harte Arbeit und Hingabe. Ich lebe in England und habe Deutsch seit vielen Jahren gelernt. Als ich jung war, habe ich für eine kurze Zeit in Deutschland gearbeitet. Es hat viel Spaß gemacht. Jetzt bin ich im Ruhestand.

    Viele Grüße


    1. Danke, Patrick. Es freut mich, dass Ihnen meine Webseite gefällt. Ich bin eigentlich auch im Ruhestand, aber es macht mir Spaß, an der Webseite zu arbeiten und immer wieder neue Materialien zu schaffen oder aufzuladen. Ebenfalls herzliche Grüße.

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