I was wondering two things. In short:
Does anyone have any suggestions for good basic immersion materials (videos, podcasts) with fairly slow/basic or varied levels of complexity to help with understanding conversational/formal spoken German on-line or that could be bought, and where from?
Also, I find with the Duolingo Immersion that often words and sentences are far beyond my knowlege of German - I think an option to select more basic texts in Immersion would be useful to get me and others in my situation into Immersion (I don't realy use it).
Recipes is a good idea! I do quite like the safety/nutritional bits on the side of food and toys - they generaly stick to the first block of Duolingo lessons vocabulary!
I actually start reading childrens books and comics for reading.
the tv show "derrick", a crime show used to air here, and even with my crappy german I understood most of it, and it's good tv.
and... "Das Leben der Anderen" movie if you haven't seen it. Generally, seeing movies/tv shows with subtitles is a great way to pick up more of the language.
I searched for "derrick streaming" on google and found a few episodes. "derrick tv show free" or any number of combinations of these will get you at least some results.
I think any German movies with subtitles are good.The best two I have seen,that were easy enough to understand most of what was going on were ''Der Herz im Kopf'' and ''Wintertochter''.Also I found ''Der Untergang'' good but it had much more complicated words.I hope this helps you! :)
Just to point out, I do have a lot of Germanpop101.com podcasts which I am finding very helpful (though I haven't used it much yet). I would definately reccomend this to people wanting extra audio lessons! (Unfortunately it is not quite free to obtain them all but I do like them).