German 101

Top Resources for Learning German

Learn German with these useful resources from around the web.

There’s never been a better time to learn a language. No matter your age or experience, a plethora of tools and resources are available to get you started or help you improve your language skills.

Best of all, many of these resources are completely free.

Check out the links below to jump-start your German.

General

Omniglot - Basic overview of German with alphabet and useful links
Wikipedia - Overview of the German language

Free Courses

Duolingo - Interactive German course with mobile app
Foreign Service Institute (via 101 Languages) - German Basic course
Foreign Service Institute (via 101 Languages) - German FAST course
Foreign Service Institute (via 101 Languages) - German Programmed course

Amazon - German language learning materials
German Pod 101 - Modern learning suite with audio and video lessons
Pimsleur - Comprehensive German course based on the Pimseleur method
Pimsleur - Comprehensive German (Swiss) course based on the Pimseleur method
Rocket Languages - Premium German language course
Udemy - Online German courses from experts
Babbel - Interactive web and mobile German learning software

Phrases

Loecsen - Basic German phrases for travel with audio and illustrations
Surface Languages - Basic German phrases with audio
Wikivoyage - German travel phrases (no audio)

Dictionaries and Translation

Bab.la - German-English online dictionary
Bab.la - English-German online dictionary
Google Translate - Translate to and from German

Grammar and Vocabulary

Antosch & Lin - German audio flashcard system
Bab.la - German conjugation tool
Forvo - Collection of German words pronounced by native speakers
Wikipedia - German grammar
Memrise - Spaced repetition site and app for learning German vocabulary
Verbix - German verb conjugation tool

Video

Easy Languages - Learn German from authentic street interviews
German Pod 101 - Modern learning suite with audio and video lessons
TED - Watch TED talks with German subtitles and transcripts
Yabla - Learn German with interactive videos
YouTube - Search videos for learning German

Radio and Podcasts

Social Media

Meetup - List of German language meetups worldwide
Reddit - /r/German subreddit for learning German

Books

Children's Books Forever - Free children's books in German
Children's Library - Children's books in German
Project Gutenberg - Download or read German language books online for free
Wikivoyage - German travel phrases (no audio)

News

Nachrichtenleicht - Easy to read German news
20 Minuten - Easy to read Swiss German news

Other Resources

Duolingo - Interactive German course with mobile app
FluentU - German Language and Culture Blog
Babbel - Interactive web and mobile German learning software

Articles and Opinion

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