German Resources - A SHORT COLLECTION OF LINKS, APPS, AND PLACES TO PRACTICE GERMAN
Translators/Dictionaries • https://translate.google.com/ All around useful translator with in-external-site extensions • https://www.deepl.com/en/translator Artificial intelligence translator, A little better for sayings • http://imtranslator.net/compare/english/to-german/translation/ Compares Translations from different Translator Sources
Translator/Dictionary Applications • Google Translate – Real-time (RT) Conversation translator, RT Camera translation, offline option • Leo Dictionary – Offline option, good for new or unusual words, offline option • Linguee – Full Sentence Examples of Words in context, offline option
Courses Free Courses • https://deutsch.vhs-lernportal.de -AMAZING Free German Resource with Apps, Full Academic Courses with grammar, listening, speaking and writing exercises that are graded by real people. A1-B2 • https://www.dw.com/de/deutsch-lernen/deutschkurse/s-2068 - Very good German courses with integrated resources including games, videos, audio courses, podcasts and others, Interactive, Mobile Versions A1-C1 • https://www.goethe.de/de/spr/ueb.html All around Site to learn different Aspects of German
Course Applications • Duolingo – Free. Automated and adaptive. Also a website (slightly better as website) A1-B1 • VHS A1 – Application from LernPortal above • VHS B2-Deutsch Beruf – Application from LernPortal above • DW Learn German
Grammar and Vocabulary Grammar • http://www.nthuleen.com/teach/grammar.html IMHO Best explanations of Academic Grammar, includes worksheets with answers A1-B2 • https://deutsch.lingolia.com/en/ English explanation of German Grammar, Great explanation A1-B2 • http://people.duke.edu/~waltheri/Grammar%20Overviews/GrammarOverviews.html Academic worksheets explaining Grammar and common usage A1-B2 • http://germanforenglishspeakers.com/ English explanation of German Grammar A1-B2 • https://mein-deutschbuch.de/grammatik.html German explanation of German with Tables B1-C2 • https://grammis.ids-mannheim.de/ressourcen Arcane German Resource for types, endings, etc B2-C2 • http://konjugator.reverso.net/konjugation-deutsch.html German verbs conjugated
Grammar Applications • German Complete Grammar – Quizzes to test German knowledge in grammar concepts, good for review before a German test/midterm • Verben – Full Conjugations of Every German Verb
Vocabulary Applications • Memrise – Adaptive German Learning Track or Customizable Word Sets, eg “Deutsch for B2/C1/C2” • Quizlet – Vocabulary Flashcard App with premade sets from textbooks used in Classes like “Menschen” Series • Clozemaster – Most common German Words series with full sentence context
Reading/Listening • http://www.ukgermanconnection.org/kids-stories-songs A1-A2 • https://radiolingua.com/tag/cbg-season-1/ – 2 Seasons of 15-25 min Podcasts where a Scottish man learns German, great for downloading and learning on commutes A1-A2 • www.lingq.com german learning website (similar to duolingo but more customizable so recommended for those who finished Duolingo) A1-C1 • https://www.dw.com/de/deutsch-lernen/audiotrainer/s-3657
Reading/Listening Applications • Beelinguapp – Side by Side Stories with native speakers reading the text sorted by difficulty level A2-B2 • DeutschLernen – App from DW with ”Top Thema,” ”Langsam gesprochene Nachricten,“ great for hearing clear German pronunciation even if vocabulary is too pronunciation B1-C1 • LingQ – Learn by reading • Germany Newspapers All -Every German Newspaper A2-C2 • Deutsches Radio FM – Every German Radio Station A2-C2
Videos • YouTube Channels o Get Germanized https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCesZBmRS6IgZ3uuiB8RdX0A A1-B1 o Easy German https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbxb2fqe9oNgglAoYqsYOtQ A2-B2 o Deutsch fur Euch https://www.youtube.com/user/DeutschFuerEuch A1-A2 o Deutsch lernen mit der DW https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxUWIEL-USsiPak0Qy6_vVg A2-B2 Recommended: „Nico’s Weg“ and „Jojo sucht das Gluck“ • CoffeeBreak German https://radiolingua.com/category/coffee-break-german/ A1-B1 • Netflix Originals – Almost all Netflix movies are dubbed in German with subtitles – beware the subtitles are often different from spoken words B1-C2
Video Applications • ARD Mediathek – News, Cartoons, Full Movies, TV in German B1-C2
Conversations • For those who game: https://steamcommunity.com/groups/owlspeakgerman
Conversation Applications • Tandem – Speak with real life people who want to learn your language and are native in the one you are learning
A Bit of Everything or Links To Other Resources • http://www.webgerman.com/germlinks/ German Resources for Full Texts, Chats, Links etc A2-C1 • https://www.thoughtco.com/german-4133073 English Resources for Cultural aspects A1-B1 • https://www.deutsch-als-fremdsprache.de German Resources for everything Links • https://dspace.mit.edu/bitstream/handle/1721.1/74141/21f-405-january-iap-2005/contents/related-resources/index.htm Links to Newspapers, TV, Job Ads, History (B1-C2)
Great list. And yes, I second and highly recommend "Easy German" on YouTube. They ask easy questions to real German people in the street, with subtitles. Very fun way to learn new vocabulary and hear the language as spoken by natives! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbxb2fqe9oNgglAoYqsYOtQ
Can I also suggest Herr Professor podcast - really good verb juggling once you've got to about A2!
Moin! Erstens, Ich finde diese Resourcen sinvoll für Anfaenger. Meiner Meinung nach, du solltest Nicos Weg, germanveryeasy.com, https://readlang.com/ https://www.br.de/mediathek/podcast/, Anki (wenn du probleme mit dem einpraegen von verben hast), deutschlandfunk auf deiner Liste hinzufügen! Viel Erfolg beim Deutschlernen!
Woow! Thanks you so much... Duo community exists because exist people like you, who spend a bit of your own time to help others!
Learn German with Jenny[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClBrbJXNh2sFxOuvH4o5H9g] on Youtube is helpful for beginners,it helped me in learning how to pronounce german words and letters.
I recommend the Get Germanized YouTube channel and HiNAtive website. But, thank you for the list!
danke.. great list
I like this dictionary https://www.dict.cc/ as it allows one to listen to the words in quite a few different voices, that has really helped me when I'm struggling to get a word right.
For vocab.. I've been doing the games (hangman, crosswords etc) and flash cards on the lexisrex site. This site automatically keeps a record of how you are going with the words by keeping a word map of ones process by highlighting words in certain colours to show how well you know them (looks like that can cover up to 5000 or so words so is suitable for all levels) https://www.lexisrex.com/German/Word-Knowledge-Map
(the easiest thing for beginners to do there is to pick a vocab set eg https://www.lexisrex.com/German-Vocabulary/Animals and then select the flash cards, hangman etc links at the bottom on the vocab set.
Hier kann jeder etwas nützliches für sich finden, glaube ich.
Viel Spaß beim Lernen!