German Student Resources

Websites that are essential to German courses: 

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.

Any Level / Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced / DictionariesMiscellaneous

Jedes Niveau

DeutschkurseLessons and audio stories for all levels.
LingoliaUseful grammar practice, vocab drills, and short texts.
SprakukoDeclension charts and exercises for CEFRL levels A2, B1, and B2.
Goethe InstitutResources for levels A1 through C2. Not only useful for CEFRL exam prep, but different levels of study.

Anfänger (German 1000 / 1001) 

Deutsch AkademieLets you choose exercises based on your CEFRL level
Deutsch im BlickA free textbook from the University of Texas.
Deutsch infoGrammar exercises, texts, audio, dictionaries, and CEFRL level based exercises
Deutsch lernenUseful exercises, sections on testing yourself and opportunities for international penpals (note: make a free account to view the lessons).
Deutsche Welle DeutschtrainerPractice the structures you've learned in G1000 / G1001
DeutschedPronunciation tips, vocab, grammar, and verb conjugation
Digital DialectsGerman lessons from beginner to intermediate level.
DuolingoMakes learning German fun with the use of games (note: must create a free account).
elanguageschoolHelpful German grammar lessons  presented in text format as well as in video.
FSI Languages CoursesUses audio files to aid in learning German.
German gamesFun games to help learn German
German.netAll sorts of German grammar exercises
German Cases Cheat SheetA sheet which shows German cases and adjective endings in organized charts.
German Language GamesAll sorts of vocab with audio
German Language GuideProvides useful German lessons for beginners.
German-Online.netTexts, vocab, and grammar for absolute beginners
The German ProjectFree fun online German lessons and stories with audio
German Pronunciation-Some guidelines for English speakersPronunciation advice for each letter, with examples from German and English (pdf file).
German.TolearnfreePlacement tests, grammar, and vocab
A Guide to German PronunciationPronunciation advice for each letter.
Hints: Gender of German nounsHelpful hints for the gender of German nouns.
Learn German EasilyLessons for beginners
Learn German OnlineAlphabet, vocab, fun phrases, and daily expressions.
LoecsenAll sorts of categories of vocab, audio, and quizzes.
MemriseLearning vocab made joyful - there's also the mobile app of the same name.
My German LabOnline materials for German 1000 / 1001.
Nancy ThuleenHelp with grammar, vocabulary and writing while incorporating videos, music and fun activities.
Open Learn
Learn helpful phrases to help when travelling, such as how to order food and how to talk about different places
PolymathVocab, phrases, and various grammar exercises.
Soft schoolsFlashcards and German Games.
Step Into GermanLearn German with Goethe-Institut's collection of pop songs, soccer, film and other cultural items. It's fun!
ThoughtCoLanguage and culture lessons.
Victoria State Government Languages OnlineGerman vocab and games.
Web GermanLearn German with the help of this website's games, tests, stories, slideshows, news and internet communication.
Yes GermanVocabulary, grammar, and useful phrases for beginners


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Mittelstufe (German 2010 / 2011)

ConjuguemosVerb conjugation, vocabulary and grammar practice.
Deutsch AkademieLets you choose exercises based on your CEFRL level
Deutsch infoGrammar exercises, texts, audio, dictionaries, and CEFRL level based exercises
Deutsch lernenUseful exercises, sections on testing yourself and opportunities for international penpals (note: make a free account to view the lessons).
Deutsche WelleThis site offers video courses, audio courses, podcasts, texts and worksheets.
DudenSearch function is great for finding help!
elanguageschoolHelpful German grammar lessons  presented in text format as well as in video.
FSI Languages CoursesUses audio files to aid in learning German.
German.TolearnfreePlacement tests, grammar, and vocab.
Internet Handbook of German GrammarLots of great activities, including adjective endings and definitions of important words.
Nancy ThuleenHelp with grammar, vocabulary and writing, while incorporating videos, music and fun activities.
Open LearnPractice understanding spoken German with video resources.
PolymathVocab, phrases, and various grammar exercises.
Web GermanLearn German with the help of this website's games, tests, stories, slideshows, news and internet communication.

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Fortgeschrittene (German 3010 / 3011)

Deutsch AkademieThis site allows you to choose exercises based on your CEFRL level.
Deutsch infoGrammar exercises, texts, audio, dictionaries, and CEFRL level based exercises
Deutsch lernenUseful exercises, sections on testing yourself and opportunities for international penpals (note: make a free account to view the lessons).
Deutsche WelleMake use of this website's video courses, audio courses, podcasts, texts and worksheets.
FSI Languages CoursesUses audio files to aid in learning German.
Germanistik.netInternet resources for Germanists.
German Language Web ExercisePractice your German with these exercises created by Prof. Lizz Caplan-Carbin.
German.TolearnfreePlacement tests, grammar, and vocab.
Grimm Brothers' Home PageGrimm brother fairytales in English and German.
Internet Handbook of German GrammarLots of great activities including adjective endings and definitions of important words.
Lebendiges Virtuelles Museum OnlineUpper level literature and culture courses.
Nancy ThuleenHelp with grammar, vocabulary and writing, while incorporating videos, music and various activities.
Open LearnImprove your knowledge of German-speaking societies, intercultural competence, and boost your language skills. Study the geography and dialects of Germany.
Transparent Lanugage German Proficiency TestScore your German knowledge with this self-test (intermediate/advanced levels).

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Wörterbücher und weitere Ressourcen

BEOLINGUSEnglish-German dictionary.
CooljugatorConjugation tables, a dictionary, frequent verb suggestions, example sentences for each tense, and equivalents in many other languages.
dict.ccEnglish-German dictionary.
DudenGerman-English dictionary with searchable vocab and verb help.
LEOTranslates many different langauages into German (dictionary).
openthesaurus.deGerman thesaurus.
PONSEnglish-German, German-English dictionary and text translator.
ReversoEnglish-German dictionary, conjugator, text translator.
Forvo Pronunciation DictionaryType in the German word you want to hear and get pronunciation from speakers around the world.
VerbixVerb Conjugator.
LingueeEnglish-German dictionary

 

Nachrichten, Kunst und Kultur

AlitissiaFind out your CEFRL level.
3sat.MediathekCultural documentaries and news. For intermediate to advanced users
BBC LanguagesInteractive videos, cool German, crosswords and lots more!
BrigitteGerman fashion magazine. 
DANKDANK German Radios, German culture, including soccer.
DasErsteGerman public broadcaster: watch news, sports, and other TV shows. For intermediate to advanced users.
Deutsche WelleTop stories and News reported in Germany.
Deutschland.FMA selection of radio stations from all over Germany.
DeutschlandfunkGerman public broadcaster: news and radio focused on cultural affairs. For intermediate to advanced users.
Der SpiegelWidely used German news site. For intermediate to advanced users.
Deutsch üben im InternetGerman Crosswords!
Die ZeitGerman news site. For intermediate to advanced users.
Flux.FMIndie German music.
Frankfurter AllgemeineGreat German news site. For intermediate to advanced users.
German Language GuideGreat German cooking recipes.
GermanPod101Learn by listening to podcasts, featuring downloadable lessons, a vocabulary database and dictionary, and videos at a variety of levels.
LingQTest your German proficiency.
ListenliveA directory of German radio stations with each station's genre listed.
NDRRead and watch the news. For intermediate to advanced users.
Placement TestPlacement test to see if you fit into level A1, A2, or B1.)
Goethe InstituteThe latest at Goethe features, reports and interviews from around the world.
Slow GermanA podcast about daily life in Germany. Spoken slowly for beginners.
Studying Abroad in GermanyEverything you need to know when you travel to Germany for work or study.
Tagesschau100 seconds of German News.
Web GermanJust scroll down this page to find German history, texts, stories, business, politics, music, games and more!
Dank German TVLots of ways to watch German TV online for free
Fluency PracticePractise your fluency by listening to native speakers.

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