Practice speaking German
For all the new German learners out there like me, I created a Twitter page @GermanLearners to have basic conversations in German. Pretty much a place to practice outside Duolingo. Feel free to follow! Danke, tschuss!
If you Google "German language podcast", you'll find a bunch of great podcasts. You don't need to limit yourself to Duolingo. There are a lot of great resources out there (not just podcasts).
There is a lot of German listening material out there. Here are ones I've found useful:
There's slow German: https://slowgerman.com/ (the very first episodes weren't that slow, and it slowed down over time). It has transcripts and covers a bunch of interesting German culture and history. It was really pleasing when reading the classic childrens' book "Emil und die Detektive" (also recommended) when I knew what a Litfaßsäule was, because it had been covered in Slow German.
Deutsche Welle have a bunch of podcasts and listening materials pitched at learners (some in English, some in German). https://www.dw.com/en/media-center/podcasts/s-100977
I find most real German podcasts too fast and scrambled to follow. However, SWR2 Wissen (while hard for a beginner) is well-produced (and so clear) and has PDF transcripts, making it possible for me to follow. https://www.swr.de/swr2/wissen/
There's also a tonne of material on youtube with subtitles, some aimed at learners (search the forum for recommendations), or actual German content.
There's a lot of graded listening material aimed at learners with transcripts (and ability to look up any word easily) at https://www.lingq.com/ — although there's a subscription fee if you want to look up more than a tiny number of words a day, or use their app.
Coffee Break German for beginners - Herr Professor for intermediate learners and you're good to go!
Yes, please!! the beauty of a podcast is that when you subscribe to any, the episodes automatically download so you can listen whenever wherever. We know there is plenty of resources out there, but but a German podcast in the style of Duolingo would be just Super.
Rent a German movie and put on the subtitles. You can slow the movie down so you can really hear each word slow enough to catch...or get German subtitles to a movie in English.
that doesn't help for a lot of people. when i did that, i found myself more focused on the subtitles than what the characters in the movie were actually saying.
@LennyLemonBoi, the purpose is to learn German...put the speed to 50% so you can hear the spoken German words clearly or if it's in English, get german subtitles. When Germany dubs tv shows from the US they do a great job watch those with English subtitles too...that will really freak you out.
Some of us like to listen to podcast in the car while sitting in traffic. Just another way to use your time to learn the language.
I'm not saying this should replace podcasts...it would be great to have one. I am saying what I have done to listen and learn German in addition to Duolingo. If they make a podcast, I will listen to it as well.
German is the most popular language on Duolingo (second to Spanish and French) so one would think that German would be next on the line. The fourth most popular is Japanese.
Actually German is the 4th most popular language on Duolingo, English being first followed by French(2nd) , Spanish(3rd) and German (4th). Regardless, we need a German podcast.
A few posts ago someone suggested me to search german fairytales( or any other language you’re interested in learning) on youtube and I think it’s a really amazing method. But yeah I agree, and I’m patiently waiting for Duolingo to make a German podcast as well.
Ja! Das denk ich auch, aber dort gibt es andere Ressourcen als Duolingo :))
This sounds like a good idea but i know that some people have already done it, a beginner friendly one sounds great though.
Coffee break german is great! https://radiolingua.com/category/coffee-break-german/
I also enjoy News In Slow German. https://www.newsinslowgerman.com/
Deutschwelle offers a free german course and tests to find your speaking level. https://www.dw.com/en/learn-german/s-2469
The German Project has lots of free lessons also! https://www.thegermanproject.com/german-lessons
These have been great resources that I have been using to supplement learning German while I wait for Duo to catch up.
Nein, „in der Zwischenzeit“ wäre in diesem Fall die richtige Übersetzung. You could also use “zwischenzeitlich” (with a different word order) or “bis dahin”.
„Zwischenzeitlich/bis dahin/In der Zwischenzeit ist [...] sehr hilfreich.“
I have found a few things on Netflex that are German, better still,. do you know that you vcan watch Star Trek (The original with William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy) on Netflex in German and several other languages? And that is not the only one. You can watch many shows and movies in a variety of languages. Go into the Subtitles and Audio part!!! It has made a huge difference in my ability to pick words out!
Yeah, it's really good! It's been helping me a lot with my German! Have a Lingot for pointing it out!
Auf dem ISL COLLECTIVE web site haben sie viele Übungen, aber sie müssen Einloggen oder Neu Profil machen zuerst.
This would be soooo useful as the spanish podcast has already helped me a lot!
Auf jeden Fall! German is such a beautiful language. It would be so nice to have a German podcast series on Duolingo!
I've heard good things about Coffee Break, but more than one resource to utilize has never hindered anyone's learning experience! I'm on board for something of this nature from Duolingo, I personally was excited that they expanded it to French, here is hoping we see some love (we being German learners, of course).
There totally needs to be a German Podcast! I'd definitely tune in! Danke for suggesting it!
I just wanted to let you know that you spelt "tschüss" wrong if you can't make the "ü" you can use "ue"
learn German with pictures
Maybe not the right place for this...but does anyone know if they are working on new German content on the main tree?