https://www.duolingo.com/billkamm

Obligatory Finished My Tree Post

My tree is fully lit and I'm quite excited. I'm doing pretty good with reading and writing, but could still use work on my hearing of the language and understanding it quickly. Right now I'm going through the "Warum Nicht?" course on Radio Deutsche Welle and have been doing the "Michaela in Deutschland" lessons in the "Deutsch Für Dich" course at the Goethe Institute. I've also been listening to German songs and watching some German TV. Any other suggestions?

Warum Nicht: http://www.dw.com/en/learn-german/deutsch-warum-nicht/s-2548

Deutsch Für Dich: https://www.goethe.de/prj/dfd/de/home.cfm

August 25, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/jenn442

Sitcom - super easy German. 25 minute episodes. Deutsch Lernen Extra Episode 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhP3OT2hxAE

Telenovella - five minute episodes. Jojo Sucht das Gluck, Episode 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5xmAlPXBBM

Fiction. Easy German. 5 minute episodes. Mein Weg nach Deutschland Episode 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMj9kUPrnBk

A little like a mini-Amazing Race Ticket Nach Berlin Episode 1.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvtdt5gY39U

August 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/billkamm

Thanks so much Jen! I've really enjoyed the episodes in that first link so far.

August 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ManalEl-Sayed

thanks for links.....all the best Deutsch mact spass

August 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Carolyn250

Congratulations and thank you for the links.

August 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/reject86

congratulations!! :)

August 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/PallaviAla

You may check this link for slow german news http://www.dw.com/en/langsam-gesprochene-nachrichten-learning-german/a-2925601 I am planning to start listening to this once I finish my german tree in duolingo, but I heard that its very useful.

August 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/marilyninka

Congrats and so kind to give us the links

August 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Lorel90

Congratulations!!

August 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/LittleCatz

Congrats! Listening to pretty much anything is going to be helpful. You can listen to the actually Deutsche Welle news. It may default your language on the website so English, so you'll have to choose German off the list at the top "DW in 30 Languages" if it does.

http://www.dw.com/de/media-center/live-tv/s-100817

You can also see if Netflix, Amazon, etc. have some German shows. Even if you watch with subtitles it will help you with your listening comprehension and just being more used to hearing the sounds of the language.

August 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Luis722

Thank you all for the links! Since you mentioned Netflix and Amazon, do you know if either or both have German subtitles for all, at least some popular American TV shows?

August 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/LittleCatz

I'm not sure. I always thought the subtitles were written by whoever produced the show or movie so it would depend on if they added them.

August 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Luis722

I'll find out from Netflix Germany which shows have subtitles... thanks for replying anyway!

August 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/geluneamt

sugestion: yabla. german native speakers in videos (cartoons, docs, etc.) subtitled in both german and english. 3 difficulty levels, loops and speed level controls for playing the videos, interactive dictionary. subscription is quite cheap. you have free samples before deciding to buy one.

August 27, 2015
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