German Student Resources

 

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Dictionaries and other resources News, Arts and Culture

Alle Niveaus

Deutschkurse Lessons and audio stories for all levels.
Lingolia Useful grammar practice, vocab drills, and short texts.
LyricsTraining Practice your listening comprehension skills with music and fill-in-the-blanks lyrics. Adjustable levels ranging from beginner (10% blanks) to expert (type in all the lyrics!).
The Fable Cottage Listen to retellings of classic children's stories with audio transcriptions and optional English translations.
Step Into German Learn German with Goethe-Institut's collection of pop songs, soccer, film and other cultural items. Includes transcripts and worksheets for practice.
Nancy Thuleen Collection of lessons, handouts, and worksheets on German grammar, vocabulary, writing, and culture.
Sprakuko Declension charts and exercises for CEFRL levels A2, B1, and B2.
Goethe Institut Resources for levels A1 through C2. Not only useful for CEFRL exam prep, but different levels of study.

Anfänger

GERM 1000/1001 Course Resources
GERM 1000 textbook Willkommen: Deutsch für Alle - OER textbook from the University of Alberta
My German Lab Access your German 1001 online course materials using your access code.
External Resources
Deutsch im Blick A free textbook from the University of Texas.
Deutsch info Grammar exercises, texts, audio, dictionaries, and CEFRL level based exercises
Deutsch lernen Useful exercises, sections on testing yourself and opportunities for international penpals (note: make a free account to view the lessons).
Deutsche Welle Deutschtrainer Practice vocabulary and watch videos.
Deutsche Welle Overview
Find out what your current level of German is and then select the appropriate course (exercises). Or skip directly into the course you want.
Digital Dialects German language practice games.
Duolingo Makes learning German fun with the use of games (note: must create a free account).
German games Fun games to help learn German.
German.net All sorts of German grammar exercises.
German Cases Cheat Sheet A sheet which shows German cases and adjective endings in organized charts.
German Language Games All sorts of vocab with audio.
German Language Guide Provides useful German lessons for beginners.
The German Project Free fun online German lessons and stories with audio.
German Pronunciation-Some guidelines for English speakers Pronunciation advice for each letter, with examples from German and English (pdf file).
A Guide to German Pronunciation Pronunciation advice for each letter.
Hints: Gender of German nouns Helpful hints for the gender of German nouns.
Learn German Easily Lessons for beginners.
Loecsen All sorts of categories of vocab, audio, and quizzes.
Memrise Learning vocab made joyful - there's also the mobile app of the same name.
Soft schools Flashcards and German Games.
Victoria State Government Languages Online German vocab and games.
Web German Learn German with the help of this website's games, tests, stories, slideshows, news and internet communication.


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Mittelstufe

Conjuguemos Verb conjugation, vocabulary and grammar practice.
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.
Internet Handbook of German Grammar Lots of great activities, including adjective endings and definitions of important words.
Web German Learn German with the help of this website's games, tests, stories, slideshows, news and internet communication.

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Fortgeschrittene

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.
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.

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Wörterbücher und weitere Ressourcen

English-German-English Bilingual Dictionaries
BEOLINGUS English-German-English dictionary.
dict.cc English-German-English dictionary.
PONS English-German-English dictionary.
Reverso English-German-English dictionary.
German-English, Monolingual German Dictionaries
Duden Monolingual German dictionary with declention tables and other information. Also details spelling rules and style.
openthesaurus.de German thesaurus.
Verb Conjugators
Cooljugator Conjugation tables with translations, and frequent verb suggestions.
Verbix Verb Conjugator.
Reference and Research
Forvo Pronunciation Dictionary Type in the German word you want to hear and get pronunciation from speakers around the world.
Linguee Search and compare the use of words and phrases between English and German texts. While Linguee does have an inbuilt dictionary, it is primarily a corpus. Examples should not be universally taken as 1:1 translations.
German Language and Literature Database Portal Portal to various databases on German language and literature, with access granted through your MUN login.

 

Nachrichten, Kunst und Kultur

3sat Cultural documentaries and news. For intermediate to advanced users
Brigitte German fashion magazine. 
DANK DANK German Radios, German culture, including soccer.
DasErste German public broadcaster: watch news, sports, and other TV shows. For intermediate to advanced users.
Deutsche Welle Top stories and News reported in Germany.
Deutschland.FM A selection of radio stations from all over Germany.
Der Spiegel Widely used German news site. For intermediate to advanced users.
Die Zeit German news site. For intermediate to advanced users.
Frankfurter Allgemeine German news site. For intermediate to advanced users.
German Language Guide Great German cooking recipes.
NDR Read and watch the news. For intermediate to advanced users.
Goethe Institute The latest at Goethe features, reports and interviews from around the world.
Slow German A podcast about daily life in Germany. Spoken slowly for beginners.
Studying Abroad in Germany Everything you need to know when you travel to Germany for work or study.
Tagesschau 100 seconds of German News.
Dank German TV Lots of ways to watch German TV online for free

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