German Language Radio Broadcasts on the Internet ---
I would really appreciate links to German Language News, or just radio broadcasts, that can be accessed through the internet.
I think that it may be helpful to pick up the language if I listen while I work around the house.
Appreciate tips that any of you would have in finding such a website.
Sometimes i listen to Deutschlandfunk (German public broadcast) with tunein.
You could check out Chaosradio Express. 210 podcasts have already been made, all of them are hours long and they cover all sorts of interesting topics. However, your goal should just be to get more used to the natural sound and flow of the language, considering you're level 11 and assuming you've only been doing Duolingo, you won't exactly be able to understand very much.
Thanks very much. How long did it take you to advance from level 11 to level 25?
Your comment is absolutely correct, now I just want to become more familiar with the sound of normal speech. i do look forward to the time when I can actually understand casual speech.
I can't remember exactly - it must've been, say 8-10 months. However, it didn't need to take that long, it was like that for me because I never used immersion, which gives massive XP, and compensated by doing lots of review (which I considered more worth my while).
Keep it up, that's what I did. Right now, I almost consider my past self to have been somehow not thinking straight to keep up the effort learning German even when my level was demotivatingly low, but I thank my past self for not giving up! You're probably in the A1-A2 area according to the CEFR (click here). In my opinion, A1 is fun and exciting - suddenly you went from knowing nothing to being able to say "the woman has a child" or such; A2 is the tough part and takes a while to get through, but once you do, I tell you it is smooth sailing from there on out ;) Viel Erfolg!
Mit freundlichen Grüßen,