German Student Resources

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Dictionaries and other resourcesNews, Arts and Culture

Jedes Niveau

DeutschkurseLessons and audio stories for all levels.
LingoliaUseful grammar practice, vocab drills, and short texts.
LyricsTrainingPractice 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 CottageListen to retellings of classic children's stories with audio transcriptions and optional English translations.
Step Into GermanLearn German with Goethe-Institut's collection of pop songs, soccer, film and other cultural items. Includes transcripts and worksheets for practice.
Nancy ThuleenCollection of lessons, handouts, and worksheets on German grammar, vocabulary, writing, and culture.
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

GERM 1000/1001 Course Resources
My German LabAccess your online course materials using your access code.
External Resources
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 vocabulary and watch videos.
DeutschedPronunciation tips, vocab, grammar, and verb conjugation
Digital DialectsGerman language practice games.
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.
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.
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).
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.
LoecsenAll sorts of categories of vocab, audio, and quizzes.
MemriseLearning vocab made joyful - there's also the mobile app of the same name.
Soft schoolsFlashcards and German Games.
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.


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Mittelstufe

ConjuguemosVerb conjugation, vocabulary and grammar practice.
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.
elanguageschoolHelpful German grammar lessons  presented in text format as well as in video.
Internet Handbook of German GrammarLots of great activities, including adjective endings and definitions of important words.
Web GermanLearn German with the help of this website's games, tests, stories, slideshows, news and internet communication.

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Fortgeschrittene

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.
Germanistik.netInternet resources for Germanists.
German Language Web ExercisePractice your German with these exercises created by Prof. Lizz Caplan-Carbin.
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.

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Wörterbücher und weitere Ressourcen

English-German-English Bilingual Dictionaries
BEOLINGUSEnglish-German-English dictionary.
dict.ccEnglish-German-English dictionary.
PONSEnglish-German-English dictionary.
ReversoEnglish-German-English dictionary.
German-English, Monolingual German Dictionaries
DudenMonolingual German dictionary with declention tables and other information. Also details spelling rules and style.
openthesaurus.deGerman thesaurus.
Verb Conjugators
CooljugatorConjugation tables with translations, and frequent verb suggestions.
VerbixVerb Conjugator.
Reference and Research
Forvo Pronunciation DictionaryType in the German word you want to hear and get pronunciation from speakers around the world.
LingueeSearch 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 PortalPortal to various databases on German language and literature, with access granted through your MUN login.

 

Nachrichten, Kunst und Kultur

3satCultural documentaries and news. For intermediate to advanced users
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.
Der SpiegelWidely used German news site. For intermediate to advanced users.
Die ZeitGerman news site. For intermediate to advanced users.
Frankfurter AllgemeineGerman news site. For intermediate to advanced users.
German Language GuideGreat German cooking recipes.
NDRRead and watch the news. For intermediate to advanced users.
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.
Dank German TVLots of ways to watch German TV online for free

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