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HUUUUGGEE list of helpful German links!

Online German courses http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/german/ http://www.deutsch-lernen.com http://www.deutschakademie.de/online-deutschkurs/english/ http://www.german-online.net http://www.populearn.com http://www.deutsched.com http://www.yesgerman.com/ http://learn-german-easily.com http://leicht-deutsch-lernen.com http://mindurgerman.com http://polymath.org/german.php http://5-minute-german.com https://smartergerman.com/courses/online-german-grammar-course-a1/ http://www.primitivecode.com/

German phrases http://www.single-serving.com/German/ http://www.smartphrase.com/German/ge_general_words_phr.shtml http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/language/german-phrases.html http://www.linguanaut.com/english_german.htm

German learning resources http://www.pimsleurapproach.com/resources/german/

German grammar resources http://www.german-grammar.de https://smartergerman.com/courses/online-german-grammar-course-a1/ http://www.dartmouth.edu/~german/Grammatik/Grammatik.html https://deutsch.lingolia.com/en/grammar

German lessons online: grammar, verbs, pronunciation, numbers and other resources http://www.germanprofessor.org/lessons/

German vocabuarly learning resources http://www.howtolearngerman.de/german-for-beginners/ http://www.howtolearngerman.de/german-vocabulary/ http://small-business24.com/index-business-vocabulary

German verb trainer - helps you learn how to conjugate German verbs http://www.scholingua.com/en/de/conjugation-trainer

canoonet - Deutsche Wörterbücher und Grammatik http://www.canoo.net

German Language Guide http://www.germanlanguageguide.com

Learning German Through Fairy Tales http://faculty.acu.edu/~goebeld/public_html/maerchen/maermenu.htm

Learn German songs http://learn-to-speak-german.de/learn-with-songs

Learn German Links - links to online German language resources http://www.learn-german-links.net

German Flashcards http://www.german-flashcards.com

German Language Basics http://www.germanlearningcenter.com/german-language-basics/

Learn German through films http://julianwhiting.wordpress.com/2013/09/30/celebrating-german-film-with-links-to-free-study-guides/

Information about Germany http://www.germanspots.com http://www.reisen-deutschland.net/

Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) - German Academic Exchange Service http://daad.org

Information about studying in Germany http://www.studying-in-germany.org http://studygermany.mawista.com http://www.germanyhis.com/health-insurance-students/

German dialects Links to sites with information about German Dialects http://www.pauljoycegerman.co.uk/dialects/diagen.html

German dictionaries Online German dictionaries http://dict.leo.org/?lang=en http://dict.tu-chemnitz.de http://www.student-online.net http://chdw.de http://bab.la/de/ http://www.germandictionary.org http://thai-wörterbuch.de

German Electronic talking dictionaries http://www.ectaco.com

German alphabets and handwriting Details of the Fraktur alphabet http://www.suetterlinschrift.de/Englisch/Fraktur1.htm

Details of the Sütterlin script and a free font Sütterlin http://www.suetterlinschrift.de/Englisch/Sutterlin.htm

Free Fraktur and Sütterlin fonts http://www.morscher.com/3r/fonts/fraktur.htm http://moorstation.org/typoasis/designers/steffmann/

UniFraktur project http://unifraktur.sourceforge.net

Bund für deutsche Schrift und Sprache http://www.bfds.de

Examples of styles of German handwriting and fonts throught the ages http://www.suetterlinschrift.de/Lese/Schriftgeschichte/Schriftentwicklung.htm

German language radio Online German language radio in Germany http://www.dw-world.de http://www.dradio.de http://www.ard.de/radio/ http://www.br-online.de http://www.ndr.de http://www.mdr.de

Online German language radio in Austria http://radio.orf.at

Online German language radio in Switzerland http://www.drs.ch

Online German language radio in Lichtenstein http://www.radio.li

German language newspapers and magazines Germany http://www.welt.de http://www.zeit.de http://www.faz.net http://www.sueddeutsche.de http://www.zeitong.de

Austria http://derstandard.at http://diepresse.com http://www.krone.at http://www.wienerzeitung.at

Switzerland http://www.derbund.ch http://www.nzz.ch http://www.blick.ch http://www.20min.ch http://bazonline.ch

Hope these are useful! =)

Online source: www.omniglot.com

November 10, 2015



Source: Omniglot.

Please link your source -- it's only polite, since Simon Ager probably spent a lot of time putting that list of links together :-).



I'm sorry I did not link the source, I forgot that it was important. I have done other good websites discussions and those I did by myself. Thanks though for your concern. =)


If you have the time, it would be great to add these to the unofficial wiki's language resources page.


I've added direct link from the wiki to the Omniglot page which CLINQUIST copy-pasted for this discussion.


Maybe we should simply add a link to the Omniglot home page in the "multilingual" section of the wiki page instead.


Perhaps both? I imagine that a lot of people skip the "multilingual" section and go straight to their language of interest, and I don't see any harm in duplicating the information -- especially since the individual language link pages aren't featured very prominently on the Omniglot site itself.


Sure, I just want to make sure people learning other languages have a chance to check it out as well. We could also put a link for each language if you like.


Du hast ja eine wahre Fleißarbeit vollbracht! Deine Liste der Links ist super. Ich bin begeistert aber leider lerne ich Französisch. Hat vielleicht jemand Zeit , Lust und Kenntnisse um Links zum Erlernen von Französisch zusammenzustellen?


Wenn man weiß, dass diese Liste direkt von Omniglot kopiert wurde, kann man schnell die entsprechende Französich-Liste finden. Viel Spaß :).


Ja klar, aber du hast nicht gesagt, dass du diese Liste von Omniglit kopiert hast :P


Wenn ich den Post geschrieben hätte, hätte ich gewiss die Quelle genannt (oder einfach den Link gepostet) -- aber der ist nicht meiner also kann ich nur hier unten meine Beiträge machen :).


Ach Schade. Tut mir leid :/


Macht nichts :)

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Thank you very much for the link!


Vielen Dank. Some of these I'm already familiar with and there are lots more to explore. Zehn Lingoten für dich.

(And as mentioned, if you're reposting, please mention the source.)


Thank you! Will have to go through these and bookmark my favorites!


Wow, thank you for posting all of these!


Don't forget Goethe! https://www.goethe.de/prj/dfd/de/index.cfm This site has kept me up really late, it's kinda addicting. It took me forever to find an active forum for German learners to write in German to one another. It's best for people who have finished their tree and want something a little more advanced. It has interactive lessons, and a forum where beginners write to each other in German.


Das ist spitze! Ein großes Danke-Schön. Nimm doch ein Lingot :)



Wow. This is great! all I can give in return is a lingot


Great, Thank you.i will try some out


Why are these here?? Not tryna be rude I'll try!!

<h1>so helpful</h1>


Thank you so much for all these online resources! These are going to help Us to improve our German learning. Thanks, over again! Tschúss!


Helpful and I must say Please consider the things to do as soon as you land in Germany. As an example bring some euros. If you are a student then you have a blocked bank account. To get money out of it will take some time and meanwhile, you have to travel and visit different places. You have to eat. Bring some Euros. Put your name on the mailbox. Make sure your name is correct. You are about to receive a lot of love letters from all the government offices. Here are some more helpful tips. https://driveegermany.com/things-to-do-as-an-expatriate-when-you-arrive-germany/ I would advise bring some eatable items too.


Here are some of the resources / approaches that worked best for me as a beginner! :-) Hopefully you’ll glean something useful from this for yourself.

1) Focus more on INPUT at the beginning and don’t get too caught up in OUTPUT (e.g. speaking, writing) too soon. Listen to lots of music, watch shows, dissect the meaning of news articles / books / etc.

Resources: children’s shows on Netflix & Amazon, children’s music on YouTube, young reader books (not children’s books, which are read aloud by adults!)

2) Learn to speak ONLY when you have the help of at least one fluent speaker (<-- how has an authentic accent) who can correct you. Terrible accents are hard to fix down the road.

Resources: Back when I was a beginner student, free platforms such as iTalki didn’t exist, so I worked with personal connections. Of course, you can now also easily find an online German tutor, too, if you’re happy to pay.

3) Be wary of instant gratification (e.g. learning vocabulary here on Duolingo, but not knowing grammar structures that allow you to actually USE it).

Instead, put in the hard work at the beginning (e.g. learning grammar!), which sets you up for faster learning from there that doesn’t have to be painstakingly fixed (<-- if you even can fix any bad German habits at that point).

Resources: grammar guides I’ve written at www.germanwithlaura.com and various grammar workbooks you can find on Amazon or the like (e.g. Verb Drills, Grammar Drills, Schaum’s). I also love Barron’s 501 German Verbs.

4) WAIT to visit German-speaking countries until you’re at an A2/B1 level, to really get the most out of your stay. It’s too overwhelming to be thrust into a new language when you have zero prior foundation.

I know waaay too many people who lived in Germany for months (if not years), but -- because they got there with no previous German study under their belts -- ended up learning very little while they were there (probably because they were thrown into needing to use “survival German” from the get-go instead of being able to systematically improve German skills they’d already started).

Resources: I’d suggest trying to stay away from any situation that would have you surrounded by a bunch of English-speakers you already know (e.g. many university study abroad programs, esp. those without homestays). Instead, maybe think about being an au pair or any other program that would have you be alone with just natives.

ALSO, when you can be choosy, bear in mind that just because someone is a native speaker does not make them a good teacher. You will obviously learn the most from a native speaker who loves / is good at teaching (which, of course, is not just a matter of if they're a teacher by profession). When you can't have this magic combo, you might learn more from a non-native-but-fluent German speaker who is a good teacher than from a native speaker who isn't a good teacher.

5) Seek to understand German grammar in terms of overarching principles and underlying patterns -- you get way more bang for your buck this way.

For example, rather than memorizing each new noun with its gender (der, die, das) in an isolated fashion, working with noun groups and especially noun suffixes (e.g. nouns ending with -keit and -heit are always feminine nouns [die]) is MUCH more efficient (i.e. faster because you can automatically know the gender of dozens, if not hundreds, of nouns when they all end with the same suffix) and effective (i.e. patterns are easier for your brain to hold onto vs. info that seems random).

Resources: If you’re a beginner, try reading this guide and going from there: https://germanwithlaura.com/der-die-das/ If you’re a bit more intermediate, check out this way of learning declensions: https://germanwithlaura.com/declension/

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