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How to Practice German?

I've been doing the German tree for about about month now. Duolingo is awesome to teach you the basics, but I feel as if I need some outside practice to actually start understanding the language in a deeper level. Any ideas on where to find easy texts to read, websites, or anything else that could be good practice? I don't want to spend money, so anyhting on the internet would be great :D

November 16, 2015


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These vid lessons are good: https://www.youtube.com/user/DeutschFuerEuch

As are these free podcasts: https://radiolingua.com/tag/cbg-season-1/

Here's a site for picking up German news/current affairs vocab: http://www.nachrichtenleicht.de (it's in simplified German for learners, updated weekly)

November 16, 2015


I got a book from my library system called German Grammar Drills by Ed Swick. I quit German a long time ago because all teh declensions made my head hurt, but this book is really going to drill them into my brain, methinks. I went through 7 units, & I just started at 1 again. And I did better this time. Also, do you know about lingro.com? Check it out.

November 16, 2015


I'm in the same boat. Apparently there's a website called Memrise that's good for practice and moving towards fluency. I was recommended it a few minutes ago

November 16, 2015


I have a rrrrrrreeeeeaaaalllyyyy good site i do besides Duolingo for German http://www.wiegehtsgerman.com/ or for Italian http://www.moltobeneitalian.com/en

November 16, 2015


I recommend you get a grammar book or read grammar online, about.com has good information. Also wait a little more and you may consider to start German interactive in dw http://www.dw.com/en/learn-german/deutsch-interaktiv/s-9572 (free and easy online). You may also later on start memrise official German A1.

Try to listen to the language to get a feeling for it. I like to listen to songs with lyrics. This one is easy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMCeBIDHHhU I like to watch football in German and I find that they speak slowly, find something you like and try to watch it. It takes time, DL helps a lot, but try to understand the grammar and practice pronunciation.

November 17, 2015


You could try slow German on the podcast app on the iPhone, or you could read on Deutsche Welle

November 16, 2015


I would recommend going to germany

November 20, 2015


Try labelling some things around your house - and try and make yourself remember when you are doing normal activities. Ich trinke Tee when you make a cup of tea or whatever :)

November 20, 2015
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