German

 

Tandem: the mobile app

Tandem is the mobile app for learning languages with amazing people all around the world. The Tandem language exchange community connects people from all around the world who want to learn new languages. Members form one-on-one Tandem partnerships to teach each other their native languages for free via text, audio and video chat. The app is available on iOS and Android.

Target language:

all

Language instruction:

all

Level:

all

Competence(s):

Speaking, Listening, Reading

Categories:

Apps

Source:

Tandem - Mobile Language Exchange is licensed by Tandem Fundazioa

URL:

https://www.tandem.net/

 

E-Valbu: Das elektronische Valenzwörterbuch deutscher Verben

This dictionary is an ideal reference for looking up German verbs. It contains information about pronunciation, derived forms, conjugation as well as meanings and examples.

Target language:

German

Language instruction:

German

Level:

all

Competence(s):

Grammar

Categories:

Dictionaries & Grammars

Source:

Institut für Deutsche Sprache (IDS)

URL:

http://hypermedia.ids-mannheim.de/evalbu/index.html

 

Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten

Täglich gibt es hier die wichtigsten Nachrichten auf Deutsch - für LernerInnen in besonders langsam und deutlich gesprochener Sprache. Auch als Transkript zum Mitlesen und als Podcast zum Download.

Target language:

German

Language instruction:

German

Level:

B2-C1

Competence(s):

Listening

Categories:

News, Podcasts

Source:

Deutsche Welle

URL:

http://www.dw.com/de/deutsch-lernen/nachrichten/s-8030

 

Sprachbar

Anhand verschiedener Themen werden Sprichwörter und Redewendungen im Deutschen erklärt, komplett mit Download und Transkript.

Target language:

German

Language instruction:

German

Level:

C1-C2

Competence(s):

Listening

Categories:

Podcasts, Idioms / Sayings

Source:

Deutsche Welle

URL:

http://www.dw.com/de/deutsch-lernen/sprachbar/s-9011

 

Online Writing Lab: Schreiben im Studium

Von E-Mails und Briefen, über Berwerbung und Lebenslauf bis hin zu Mitschriften und Handouts finden sich hier genaue Erklärungen und Anleitungen zur Verfassung unterschiedlichster Textsorten.

Target language:

German

Language instruction:

German

Level:

C1-C2

Competence(s):

Writing

Categories:

Expressions, Manuals & Tips

Source:

Online Writing Lab - Technische Universität Darmstadt

URL:

http://www.owl.tu-darmstadt.de/owl

 

Easy German: Learning German from the Streets

This youtube channel contains many videos showing street interviews with people about different topics. The material is very good for practising your comprehension of different voices and accents in authentic everyday situations. All the video material contains German and English subtitles.

Target language:

German

Language instruction:

German, English

Level:

A2-C2

Competence(s):

Listening, Reading

Categories:

Videos & Series, Culture & Country studies

Source:

Youtube: Easy Languages

URL:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3936178A38BB5F87

 

Phonetik: Die Laute des Deutschen

By means of a graphic animation of the speech organs, this website (which is also available as an App) allows you to look at the exact pronunciation of all German sounds. Every sound is demonstrated in a short animated clip as well as a clip of a real person pronouncing the sound and some examples of words using the sound.

Target language:

German

Language instruction:

German

Level:

all

Competence(s):

Speaking

Categories:

Pronunciation

Source:

University of Iowa: Sounds of Speech

URL:

http://soundsofspeech.uiowa.edu/german/german.html

 

Lernabenteuer: Die Stadt der Wörter

In this language game for beginners, you can expand and improve your basic vocabulary knowledge in a playful way. The game is available online and as an App for tablet or smartphone.

Target language:

German

Language instruction:

German, English

Level:

A1

Competence(s):

Vocabulary, Listening

Categories:

Language games

Source:

Goethe Institut

URL:

https://www.goethe.de/de/spr/ueb/led.html

 

Deutsch Perfekt: Die deutschsprachigen Länder

This site presents the German-speaking through different articles about Austria, Switzerland and all the federal states of Germany. Articles are marked with their level of difficulty ("leicht"/"mittel"/"schwer") and contain (German) explanations for difficult words. They are also available as pdfs for download. If you click on a term in the little box on the right ("Mehr zu...") you can find other articles concerning a related topic.

Target language:

German

Language instruction:

German

Level:

A2-C1

Competence(s):

Reading, Vocabulary

Categories:

Literature, Culture & Country studies

Source:

Deutsch Perfekt - Spotlight Verlag

URL:

http://www.deutsch-perfekt.com/land-leute/die-laender

 

Ticket nach Berlin - die Abenteuerspielshow

Zwei Teams, die aus je drei jungen DeutschlernerInnen bestehen reisen in dieser Show quer durch Deutschland. An jeder Station warten neue Aufgaben und Herausforderungen auf sie. Zu den 18 Folgen gibt es neben dem Videoclip ein komplettes Transkript, ein Glossar sowie diverse Übungen - alles auch als Download.

Target language:

German

Language instruction:

German

Level:

B1-B2

Competence(s):

Listening, Reading, Vocabulary

Categories:

Videos & Series, Culture & Country studies, Exercises

Source:

Deutsche Welle

URL:

http://www.dw.com/de/deutsch-lernen/ticket-nach-berlin/s-32294

 

Sprachtest.de: Deutsch Einstufungstest

This test allows you to get a first assessment and overview of your reading and listening skills as well as vocabulary and grammar knowledge. You can get your detailed results and your estimated level (according to the CEFR) per e-mail.

Target language:

German

Language instruction:

German

Level:

A1-B2

Competence(s):

Reading, Listening, Vocabulary

Categories:

Tests

Source:

Sprachtest.de

URL:

http://www.sprachtest.de/einstufungstest-deutsch

 

Anki - friendly, intelligent flashcards. Remembering things just became much easier.

Anki is a program which makes remembering things easy. Since it is content-agnostic and supports images, audio, videos and scientific markup (via LaTeX), the possibilities are endless. You can download the tool for free and, for example,  select a deck of cards of a language you would like to improve.

Target language:

English, French, German, Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish

Language instruction:

Multilingual

Level:

A1-C2

Competence(s):

Reading, Listening, Vocabulary

Categories:

Learning strategies, Exercises

Source:

 

URL:

http://ankisrs.net/

 

Lang-8

Lang-8 is a community website where you can communicate and find friends from all over the world. In the process, you can better your language abilities by getting your posts corrected by native speakers, and by correcting the posts of other
users that are in your native language.  It is a unique, fun, give and take community that will knock your socks off when it comes to language learning. In addition, you may be able to find friends and make appointments for voice messaging or text chatting using Skype!

Target language:

Multilingual

Language instruction:

Multilingual

Level:

all levels

Competence(s):

Writing, Grammar, Vocabulary

Categories:

Learning strategies, Tips,

Source:

 

URL:

http://lang-8.com/