How to use

This search engine was developed to conncet people with same interests. You will find:

People who wants to learn you mothertongue and master the language you want to learn People with same interests, hobbies, views of life etc.

Like minded people:

Due to the tags you fullfill while the registration process you get enabled to find persons with same interests. So basically you find your tailor made teacher who becomes finally a friend of yours.

Native speaker:

Important as well is you get the language from somebody who masters it. Only persons are showing in the results after clicking the button, that want to learn your language. This is why it's is for free, you gift somebody else your native language and get as return theirs.


Finding your personal Lewins means you are gaining a friend. With whom you talk about stuff you are interested in. This boosts the motivation big time and you gain from the togetherness.


As every conversation with another human is individual in here both, the recorded content as well as the live conversation are made only for you and nobody else

Procedure with pictures and video.

Procedure with pictures and video.

Procedure with pictures and video.

Why learn with Audiofiles?

It covers the main points of the Lewins learning method

Learning by listening

Learning from complete sentences = learning close to reality

Audiofiles are recorded by native speakers

No cramming, just listening to what you did as a child

Can be listened to at any time. When waiting for the bus, on the toilet, in the car, while walking, going to sports etc.

Content tailored exactly to your level/needs

By listening to audio files you are surrounded by the language, your brain subconsciously gets used to the melody of a language. By constantly repeating this, sentence order, cases, grammar, singular, plural and all that, are stored in the subconscious.

As a result, we can speak and understand a language without having to think about it. This is exactly what everyone who learns a language wants to achieve.

With this tool you will be able to listen constantly to a native speaker who has created content especially for you. Even if there are many hours of time difference between you and your levin, you have the possibility to be surrounded by the language every day.

Translated with (free version)

Depending on the level the application is different, click on the level to learn more.

Audbau varies according to the level of the listener.

Details can be found in the three subsections.

As a child you have heard words thousands of times and at some point mastered them without effort. So that the words are anchored also as an adult in your subconsciousness, there is a wonderful function from Lewins.

These audio files will change color from red (0- 49 times heard) to orange (50-69 listened to) to yellow (70-79 listened to) to green (90 times or more listened). The user, or the one who recorded it can add notes.

At each level (red, orange, yellow, green) there is a lock, which allows you to listen to the audio file again only after some time, so that you have the distance to put it into the long-term memory.

Step by step guide + video explanation

Intermediate benefit most from ministories. These can be viewed or recorded under "Custom". In contrast to the beginners you can define how often you want to listen to a story.

By default it is

up to 15 times (red)

15-25 times (orange)

25-30 times (yellow)

30 times + (green)

At each level (red, orange, yellow, green) there is a lock that allows you to listen to the audio file again not before some time has passed, so that you have the distance to put it into long-term memory. This time limit can also be adjusted in the settings.

By default:

1 week lock

2 weeks lock

1 week lock

Step by step guide + video explanation

To converse in a language on any subject, you need about 2500 words in your vocabulary. A beginner needs to focus on the most commonly used words at the beginning.

Lewins provides you with the most common 300 words of a language in the form of a list.

Why 300? Wasn't it just 2500 words?

Right, more about that after the explanation of the structure:

For beginners, one or more audio files are made per word.

Important cornerstones what these should contain:

Absolute beginners:
  • To form as simple sentences as possible
  • They must be complete sentences
  • Connect the learned word with related words (the dog barks)
  • Length of the audiofile min. 1 minute
  • Stay in one tense per audiofile
  • Speak clearly and not too fast
Example of a absolute beginner:

Word: to be

I am from Switzerland. You are from Thailand. The girl is small. The boy is at home today. We, me and my sister, went to the gym together yesterday. I say to my parents, you are the best! In Germany, they invented a new medicine.... Etc.

Assuming that the newcomer does not know any of the words, he has not only heard all the correct forms of "to be", but has also learned many other words. For words he does not know, the native speaker creates a new audio file in which the new word appears, as in the example just mentioned.

That is why Lewins focuses on the first 300 words. Because much more than one word is learned per audio file, assuming five words per audio file, after 300 words you are already at 1500 words in total!


Be a short story Use tenses with unique words "Yesterday was..." "Tomorrow will be..."

Advanced beginner example:

There is a man.

His name is Herbert. What is his name? Herbert.

Herbert goes to school in Zurich. Where does Herbert go to school? In Zurich He doesn't go to school by car, he goes to school on his black bicycle. With what does Herbert go to school? With his bicycle.

He lives in a house in Vantaa. Does Herbert live in an apartment in Turkuu? No, he lives in a house in Vantaa. Herbert comes from Australia. Is he from Austria? No, he comes from Australia.

Herbert's father owns a red car and a blue car. The red one is a Toyota and the blue one is a Ford. What color is the Toyota. Red.

Herbert's favorite food is pizza with tomatoes. Is his favorite food hamburger with tomatoes? No, pizza with tomatoes. There is a lake on the side of his house. Where is there a lake? On the right side of his house.

In contrast to the absolute beginner, a little story is already being told. This is about Herbert. You will have noticed that questions are asked after almost every sentence.

These questions have the task to involve the listener in the story.

The one who records the messages gives the listener time to answer for a few seconds. Not only is the listener actively involved, but with these questions several words are repeated, creating valuable connections in the brain.

The structure is very similar in principle to that of a rookie.

The main difference is that the Lewin determines your level.

An audio message with a short story is recorded and you listen to it. Words you don't understand you tell him and then a small subset of this audio message is created. In this subset, the new word is paraphrased and applied so that it is imprinted in the subconscious through the other words associated with it.

This is much more effective than translating 1-1 with the dictionary.

Important cornerstones of what these ministories should contain:

Absolute beginners.

  • A short story, preferably with a punch line
  • Ask lots of questions in the story, including tricky questions!
  • Use synonyms often
  • Length of the audiofile about 15 minutes
  • Use new words but not too many
  • Speak clearly and distinctly
Ministory: Herbert

Once upon a time there was a man.

His name was Herbert and he had a wife named Helga. Was his wife's name Emma? No! His wife Name was Helga Herbert invented a time machine in 1999, with which it traveled 30 years into the future. Did Herbert travel into the future? Yes! In 2029 he will buy a beautiful Ferrari. A red, beautiful Ferrari. Did he buy a Ferrari in 1999? No! He will buy a beautiful, red Ferrari in 2029. Etc...

In this mini-story, questions are asked after some sentences to get the listener actively involved in the recording. On the one hand this, on the other hand the repetition is done in a natural way effortlessly.

Leave a small pause after the question so that the listener can actively answer. Also a small misleading of the questions is helpful to animate the listener actively to listen.

Words that are not understood are communicated to the Lewin, who creates another audio file that applies the new word in various parts of the sentence.

Of course, advanced users can also use this function, the procedure is the same as for Intermediate, simply using additional:

  • slang
  • idioms
  • complicated words
  • mix of tenses
  • fast speech

However, advanced users benefit most from direct conversations with other users.


The goal is to be able to communicate perfectly in a second language.

The best way to achieve this is to practice exactly those things that are needed for a conversation. And these are: Understanding and speaking.

Here the individuality factor is strongly addressed. Because every conversation with a Lewin leads to an active participation of the communication. Every sentence is a tailored message, or a tailored response to something you said.

So we train with the best possible option, direct contact with a native speaker.

Step by step guide text and video.

Especially absolute beginners benefit more from the audio files at the beginning. However, it is helpful if a beginner calls to his Lewin about once a week and discusses questions and suggestions that have arisen from the audio files..

The native speaker should:

  • Consciously speak more slowly and especially clearly
  • Use simple words and steadily increase the level
  • Paraphrase everything in the native language, do not explain in a (mutual) second language
  • Not correct mistakes, but repeat sentences in a correct form

Intermediate users focus on live conversations as often as possible. Due to the possible time difference, plan conversations and set them at fixed times.

Native speakers recognize the level of their Lewin and build from there, steadily using more difficult words, phrases, etc.

Commit sessions to one language. So don't ask a question in English and get the answer in German.

Everything in English. Next session everything in German.

For advanced users the call function is used like a normal call to a friend.

You talk about the soccer match of both favorite teams or about religion, politics... whatever you have in common with your Lewin.

The Lewin is nothing more than a friend perfecting your second language.

Specific questions about slang or idioms are solved in a natural conversation and learning without effort is the result.

Call as often as you can!

Search Engine:

  • Fill out profile completely and in detail = customized learning partners
  • Write to people with the most (and for you the most important) matches preferentially
  • First write in chat and arrange a get-to-know call
  • Check out the right person(s) and become a team together
  • It is best to find a person with a similar level


  • Listen to ministories/audiofiles every day (several) times.
  • Speak clearly and concisely
  • Include questions in ministories
  • Don't give up if you don't get it the first time
  • Be in motion while listening, activate the body
  • Be continuous
  • Be happy with small progress

Live convos:

  • Speak clearly and concisely
  • Plan a routine for speaking with Lewin
  • Don't give up if you don't get it the first time
  • Give sincere compliments
  • If possible, do not use a strange second language
  • Be happy with small progress

The code of conduct can be found here

And finally:


Search Engine:

  • Learning from many people at once
  • Do not make a deep connection with the levin
  • Specify few own interests = less suitable learning partners

Live Convos:

  • Ask questions in own native language
  • Pointing out every mistake and playing teacher in classic principle

  • Expect immediate success
  • Thinking "I can't do this"
  • Getting discouraged from setbacks

Audio files:

  • Asking why something is this way (grammar).
  • Expecting immediate success
  • Thinking "I can't do it"
  • Be discouraged by setbacks

The code of conduct can be found here