A little help for German! Here is a complete list of useful resources that you will find on the Internet to learn German and improve in goethe’s language. Find the best movies to watch in German, handy grammar sheets, fun online games, the best German-French dictionaries, playlists of German music to listen to… you will have absolutely EVERYTHING to perfect your German!
Youtube is full of resources when it comes to learning a language. The following channels offer you very well organized content to learn German easily and with humor.
- German with Sonja – German Lessons for Beginners
- Deutsch Lernen – Andrea Thionville (for children)
- Aid in German – S. Renounced
- Die Klugscheisserin, with Lisa (en allemand)
- Deutsch für Euch (English
- Get Germanized
List of German films
German TV series to watch in V.O on the Internet
- Türkisch für Anfänger: family and comedy series playing on the relationships between two families: a German family and a Turkish one.
- Tatort: Sunday night detective series set each week in a different German city.
- Stromberg: satire of corporate life by a boss like no other. It could be the equivalent of our French “Camera café”.
- Lindenstraße: Follow the life and adventures of the inhabitants of Lindenstraße.
Series to be used in German lessons
- Extra Deutsch: episodes followed by exercises to work on German grammar.
German TV channels online
|German channels||Description of the channel|
|ARD Media Library||National channel, live or replay|
|The First Media Library||Equivalent of TF1, live or in replay|
|ZDF Media Library||ZDF programs, live or replay|
|ORF TVThek||Great Austrian channel, live or replay|
|DW (Deutsche Welle)||German international channel – Online programmes in several languages|
|Euronews||German version of the European News channel live|
|3sat||Cultural programmes from ZDF, ORF, SRD and ARD channels|
|HR||Channel dedicated to the Land Hessen|
|MDR||Channel dedicated to Central Germany|
|rbb||ARD Programs for Berlin / Brandenburg|
|WDR||ARD programmes for western Germany|
|BR||ARD programmes for Bavaria|
|NDR||ARD programmes for northern Germany|
|SWR||Regional range from southwestern Germany to the Franco-German border|
|Tagesschau24||24/7 news channel|
Franco-German TV channels
|Fetters||Description of the channel|
|ART||Franco-German channel with a cultural and European vocation|
|Collision||ARTE specials offering one video per week – French and German|
|Alsace20||Alsatian channel offering a cross-border magazine: Franco-German reports with subtitles|
- English Music – Playlist SPOTIFY
- Video library of German music videos
- International songs translated into German by Alexi Bexi!
German radio stations
Podcasts in German
- DRadio Wissen – DRadio radio podcasts on different topics
- Slow German – Various podcasts on Youtube in a very distinct German
- Greetings from Germany – Podcasts créés par le Goethe Institut
German audiobooks to download for free
- LibriVox – Public Domain Audiobooks to Download for Free
GERMAN GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY
Because grammar may seem like the black cloud of any German learner, here is a list of resources presenting German grammar in a simple and fun way.
Pronunciation of German Practical
guide to the basic rules of German pronunciation by Lexilogos.
German grammar German
grammar simply explained by Lingolia (tenses, verbs, pronouns, adjectives…).
vocabulary Useful vocabulary list in German by Language Guide: go over each image to hear and read the corresponding word.
TrainingVocabulix offers you a training portal to learn German vocabulary in pictures!
Alphabet, first digits and genres
8 pages “to revise our beginnings in German”, by Stéphane Raymond.
Tests de grammaire allemand
VOCABLE offers online tests to train you in grammar, conjugation, vocabulary… A fun way to review your basics!
MOBILE APPLICATIONS AND SOFTWARE
Nowadays there are many software programs to facilitate the learning of a new language. Most of this software uses what is called “spaced repetition”.
What is spaced repetition?
Spaced repetition allows you to “forget to forget”. Through a system of memory cards(Flashcards in English), you give yourself the means to revise a word on a regular basis, until you can no longer forget it at all. You will not have time to forget it, it will be put back in your head at the right time.
To learn more, read theintroduction on spaced repetition on the Anki software website. You can also watch Cédric’s Youtube video on how memory cards work.
Applications to download for Spaced Repetition System(SRS)
Mobile apps to learn German
Go to our article specially dedicated to
mobile applications to learn a language: 5 applications to learn a language on your phone!
BLOGS AND SITES TO LEARN GERMAN
Here is a series of blogs that have in common the learning of the German language. Help, advice, sheets, stories of experience… you will find something to inspire you to learn Goethe’s language!
- The Franco-German Language Portal: portal of the French Institute to read in both languages, as in a bilingual novel!
- Help in German: site created by S. Renoncé which includes multiple help sheets in German, especially for the BAC exams. The cultural and historical aspect is also present on this site.
- Become bilingual in German: here is the website of Cyrille and his daughter who learns German and tells us about her various experiences with the language!
- Blog der Deutschlehrerin: this blog is that of a German teacher who shares any information about German that can best help her students… and all those who pass by!
- German – Lewebpedagogique.com: this site brings together series of articles written by different teachers of German bloggers. “The best of German blogs”!
- Blog der Lehrerin Sandrine Meldener : “ein Blog für den Deutschunterricht”. Cultural resources and links with current events for high school students and Germanist students as a priority.
- Brezèle.com: Jeremy, an expatriate in Germany, offers you this personal guide of resources to learn German! Stammtisch, applications, sites, courses… he gives you all his advice!
- Weballemand.fr: nearly 2000 college exercises for learning German.
- A French woman learns German: stories of a French woman who learns German in Germany and discovers German culture at the same time.
- AllemagnOmaX – Forum: AllemagnOmaX is a platform on which you can exchange with French speakers on everything related to German and Germany. Ask for advice or help with German, share your impressions, etc.
- Teddylingua – Spielerisch Sprache Lernen: site dedicated to learning German for children through various games, activities and songs.
ONLINE GAMES TO LEARN GERMAN
And if you are still looking for your motivation to learn German, watch this video made with the help of ADEAF (Association for the Development of German Education in France) and the Goethe Institut.
German is the future
If you would like to complete this list of German resources, do not hesitate to write to us at [email protected] We will review your resource proposal and gladly add it to the category it corresponds to. Danke schön und viele Grüße !