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German Student Resources

Websites that are essential to German courses: 

My German Lab
Treffpunkt Deutsch

Click on one of the links below that best suits your needs. This will bring you to a series of useful language-learning links categorized by your selected knowledge level/course number (websites are listed alphabetically).

Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced / DictionariesMiscellaneous

 

Beginner Level (German 1000 / 1001) 

Deutsch lernen Useful exercises, sections on testing yourself and opportunities for international penpals (note: make a free account to view the lessons).
Deutsche Welle Make use of this website's video courses, audio courses, podcasts, texts and worksheets.
Digital Dialects German lessons from beginner to intermediate level.
Duolingo Makes learning German fun with the use of games (note: must create a free account).
elanguageschool Helpful German grammar lessons  presented in text format as well as in video.
FSI Languages Courses Uses audio files to aid in learning German.
German Language Guide Provides useful German lessons for beginners.
Leitner Help with vocabulary memorization. 
My German Lab Online materials for German 1000.
Nancy Thuleen Help with grammar, vocabulary and writing while incorporating videos, music and fun activities.
Treffpunkt Deutsch 6th edition Textbook companion site.
University of Calgary Exercises developed at the University of Calgary to help you with verbs and other grammar basics.
Web German Learn German with the help of this website's games, tests, stories, slideshows, news and internet communication.

 
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Intermediate Level (German 2010 / 2011)

Deutsch lernen Useful exercises, sections on testing yourself and opportunities for international penpals (note: make a free account to view the lessons).
Deutsche Welle This site offers video courses, audio courses, podcasts, texts and worksheets.
Duolingo Makes learning German fun with the use of games (note: must create a free account).
elanguageschool Helpful German grammar lessons  presented in text format as well as in video.
FSI Languages Courses Uses audio files to aid in learning German.
Internet Handbook of German Grammar Lots of great activities, including adjective endings and definitions of important words.
MUN Moodle Course materials housed here for German courses: includes multiple choice, matching and fill-in-the-blank practice questions.
Nancy Thuleen Help with grammar, vocabulary and writing, while incorporating videos, music and fun activities.
University of Calgary Exercises developed at the University of Calgary to help you with verbs and other basic grammar.
Web German Learn German with the help of this website's games, tests, stories, slideshows, news and internet communication.

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Advanced Level (German 3010 / 3011)

Deutsch lernen Useful exercises, sections on testing yourself and opportunities for international penpals (note: make a free account to view the lessons).
Deutsche Welle Make use of this website's video courses, audio courses, podcasts, texts and worksheets.
FSI Languages Courses Uses audio files to aid in learning German.
Germanistik.net Internet resources for Germanists.
German Language Web Exercise Practice your German with these exercises created by Prof. Lizz Caplan-Carbin.
Grimm Brothers' Home Page Grimm brother fairytales in English and German.
Internet Handbook of German Grammar Lots of great activities including adjective endings and definitions of important words.
Lebendiges Virtuelles Museum Online Upper level literature and culture courses.
Nancy Thuleen Help with grammar, vocabulary and writing, while incorporating videos, music and various activities.
Transparent Lanugage German Proficiency Test Score your German knowledge with this self-test (intermediate/advanced levels).
University of Waterloo A site hosted by the University of Waterloo with many helpful exercises.

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Dictionaries / Translators / Verb Conjugators

BEOLINGUS English-German dictionary.
dict.cc English-German dictionary.
LEO Translates many different langauages into German (dictionary).
openthesaurus.de German thesaurus.
PONS English-German, German-English dictionary and text translator.
Reverso English-German dictionary, conjugator, text translator.
Verbix Verb Conjugator.

 

Miscellaneous (News and Entertainment)

BBC Languages Interactive videos, cool German, crosswords and lots more!
Brigitte German fashion magazine. 
Deutsche Welle Top stories and News reported in Germany.
Der Spiegel Widely used German news site. For intermediate to advanced users.
Deutsch üben im Internet German Crosswords!
Die Zeit German news site. For intermediate to advanced users.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Great German news site. For intermediate to advanced users.
German Language Guide Great German cooking recipes.
Goethe Institute German culture, including soccer and music!
Tagesschau  100 seconds of German News.
Web German Just scroll down this page to find German history, texts, stories, business, politics, music, games and more!

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