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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ParvBhardw1

How can I improve my German?

Hello everyone! We all admit that Duo-lingo is a very good platform to learn languages right? and it is 100% true arguably. but besides learning German from Duo-lingo , I want to know how can I improve my German skills i.e Books to Read? Music to improve skills ,etc? Thanks.

October 18, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lorel90

There are a couple of free ebooks in amazon. I recommend youtube German with Jenny and her website and youtube German with Annia. Also in Youtube there is part of an ebook call Café in Berlin. I follow youtubers in topics I like, it has to be something you enjoy and can relax while watching.

I watch TV in German https://www.zdf.de/

I read Bild.de (a tabloid) and some blogs. There is a lot of good music in youtube, these are some songs I like because I understand them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNHamTwxJ6Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bkj3IVIO2Os
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9EYjn5f_nE


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ParvBhardw1

Thanks friend:)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThorusCrusius

Books are always a good advise and it doesn't matter which one.

Yes, you also can rely on songs/songtexts because the language used in German songs is no total grammatical mess. (if you like Punkrock -> Die Ärzte. If you like singer/songwriter -> Adel Tawil. Singer/songwriter with German texts become more and more popular again. So, there are some. Non-Germans find Schlager music a bit strange, but if you like it, they're all in German.)

You also could listen to audio books. If you're looking for some, make sure that there's a written transcription with them.

If you search in YouTube for "Deutsch mit", you'll get a lot of channels from people who talk about vocab and grammar stuff.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wesah

Memrise is another platform that i use to practice. Duolingo is good but it's not the only thing you should use, as you know. Try to have some conversations on social media perhaps also.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChrisS34

Hallo!

I've just discovered the Language Transfer method by Mihalis Eleftheriou. It's free but you can donate as little as $1 per month to support the project. You can also contribute to the various language projects. Along with Duolingo I'm finding this to be a really effective method.

http://www.languagetransfer.org/complete-german

https://youtu.be/1wRGdwf7b_o?list=PLeA5t3dWTWvtU5nXIBbV1F_dy9VIyGDWb

Good luck!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JaDeutsche

If you're looking for another website to practice your skills, I 100% recommend Memrise (the official German 1-7 courses particularly). Reading is a great way to practice your skills. There are a lot of different options out there and I always recommend starting out with children's books. If you're looking for something that isn't as simple as a children's book, but that is still geared towards someone learning the language, Andre Klein's books are pretty good.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ParvBhardw1

Thanks for the reply

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