EVERY GERMAN LEARNER SHOULD KNOW THIS
hallo ! so i decided to sum up all the free german learning websites i use hope it helps out the ones learning german so this is all you need to have : internet ofcourse, a notebook, a recorder to recod your voice (this really helps) and a computer
german children audio books (fun & easy & free) http://www.ukgermanconnection.org/kids-stories-songs
german youtube (vlogs, gwotd, culture, and grammar) from a native german https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCesZBmRS6IgZ3uuiB8RdX0A
german different subjects + audio with audio tutor http://rss.dw.de/xml/DKpodcast_audiotrainer_en (download the mp3 + worksheet to follow them with each other)
german radio (daily conversations, new lessons every day, easy, slow, and basic) https://radiolingua.com/2013/01/coffee-break-german-introductory-episode/ (this is the introductary episode, for more type "lesson 1,2,3 etc" in the search bar and you'll have a german audio everyday)
german free courses (text+audio) http://www.fsi-language-courses.org/Content.php?page=German
german flashcards (image, audio, text, very helpfull and fun) www.ankiweb.net (watch "anki guide" on youtube before installing)
german learning website (similar to duolingo so i reccomend it for the ones that had finished from this site) www.lingq.com
this is all i have and know besides duolingo.. hope it helps every one learning german
i appreciate upvotes if this was usefull that is all ! goodbye
Get German verbs conjugated http://konjugator.reverso.net/konjugation-deutsch.html
I have bought this one: Frequency dictionary of German. Core vocabulary for learners. By Jones and Tschirner. ISBN 0-415-31633-2
Words are ordered by frequency, of course. Not alphabetically.
In this dictionary 4037 words (out of almost 4 millions existing in the Gernan language) are presented with English translation and a little sentence. I found that it helps me focussing. Once you have learned the 100 most used of verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions and conjunctions... well, you can't still say to know German, but at least you can make sense out of a lot of speeches.
Don't forget dict.leo.org it's a university run German language dictionary. While it is primarily aimed at English and German speakers, it also maintains excellent dictionaries between German and many other languages such as French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin and so on.
I've found it to be the go-to source for unusual or modern words.
Es gibt auch Deutsche Welle! (http://www.dw.de/learn-german/german-courses/s-2547) Für Studenten von A1 bis zu C1!
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.dw.com/en/learn-german/deutsch-interaktiv/s-9572 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 • https://www.goethe.de/de/spr/ueb/daa/all.html Arbeitsplatz/German for the Workplace A1-B2 • www.ankiweb.net flashcard site and app 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 EBS 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 around Wiesbaden https://www.vhs-wiesbaden.de/kontakt/projekte/tandem/ free weekday conversation groups to help improve speaking ability with certified native German teachers A2-B2 • 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)
Oh! thanks....you missed a very important one:
Deutsch Interaktiv: http://www.dw.de/learn-german/deutsch-interaktiv/s-9572
This seems so helpful! I'm going to use this soon! I have a contribution to your list. http://www.dw.de/learn-german/s-2469 They offer an online course for learning German, and radio lessons where they immerse you in the language and teach you to listen to whats going on around the people.
P.S.: Did you find the FSI course from me? :)
Some of the links aren't available anymore . But the youtube channel still is . Thanks
Another few resources that I found helpful are:
Dino lernt Deutsch book series - really great for expanding the vocabulary
Cloze Master (https://www.clozemaster.com/) - puts things in context and makes it much easier to remember certain words and phrases
Harry – gefangen in der Zeit - interesting online (free) story series that makes learning German fun
Nicos Weg - great online video series! And https://learngerman.dw.com/en/overview have some helpful resources!
Hope this helps someone!
Nice resources! I would add that making sure you build a solid grammar foundation from the get-go is very important in learning German.
Duolingo and many other resources help you build vocabulary, but you can't actually USE it (correctly, anyway) if you don't understand German grammar structures.
I've been building a website on German grammar topics for beginner-intermediate students! Check it out here: www.germanwithlaura.com
The link to the DW trainer didn't work - but this one does https://www.dw.com/en/learn-german/audiotrainer-lessons/s-9678
Thanks for this!
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