Learning German? Here’s a great collection of German language learning resources to help you get fluent in German! Start learning German today.
- Alison – German – offers several free courses.
- Ba Ba Dum – interactive flashcards available for several languages.
- BBC Languages – German – although it is no longer being updated, it’s still a good resource.
- Coffee Break German
- Deutsch Akademie
- Deutsch Lernen
- Deutsche Welle
- Easy Languages – German – “Learn language from the streets!” They have other languages available. It’s one of my favorite YouTube channels.
- Goethe-Institut – expensive!
- Grammatik by Bruce Duncan at the German Studies Department at Dartmouth College.
- italki – perfect for a more personalized language learning experience. They also have an app and you can pay per lesson!
- Lingua – choose from 5 languages. Vocabulary games, spaced repetition.
- Linguanaut: Learn German – another free language resource with other languages available.
- Pimsleur – language immersion course. A bit pricey, but well worth it!
- Sesamestraße – Sesame Street in German!
- Beelinguapp: Learn Languages with Audiobooks – free with in-app purchases. Available for iOS and Android,
- Duolingo – FREE. I know many folks who don’t like Duolingo, but it has its upsides. It’s easy to start, just download the app or head over to their site and start learning. I especially love chatting with the bots and trying to earn more lingots (in video game speak, cash, coins, and rubies) to unlock more culture lessons. Get the TinyCards (iOS/Android) app to create your flashcards too! Available for iOS and Android.
- Larousse Allemand-Français/German-French dictionary – $4.99 for iOS and $4.49 for Android.
- Mango Languages – subscription required; $19.99/month or FREE with any participating library. I used to get this for free from my local library, and one day they suddenly stopped supporting it. It’s similar to Duolingo, but it focuses more on visual and audio. The monthly subscription is $19.99, but you’ll have over 70 languages at your fingertips. I love those in-between lessons that give you cultural tips. You can access Mango Languages via web and download lessons through the app (iOS and Android) on to your phone or tablet.
- Polly Lingual – free with in-app purchases. This used to be called Wie Geht’s German and now is part of a language suite where you can learn other languages also. I have this on my AppleTV as well as on my iPhone for easy access and learning on the go. If you want to unlock all 13 languages, you’ll need to get the Polly Passport. The annual fee is $9.99. I love this subscription because I can also access it on other devices. It’s also one of the cheaper options out there. One thing to note is that you can also hire a Polly Ambassador who are live video tutors. Their rates and experience are listed clearly.
- Speak and Translate by Apalon Apps – free with in-app purchases. Available for iOS only.
- A Frequency Dictionary of German (Routledge)
- Barron’s Learn German: The Fast and Fun Way
- Berlitz German-English Dictionary/ Englisch-Deutsch Wörterbuch
- Bescherelle L’Allemand Pour Tous – learning German through French
- Collins German Phrasebook
- Collins Easy Learning German Grammar
- Collins Easy Learning German Verbs
- Cortina Conversational German in 20 Lessons
- German at a Glance by Henry Strutz
- In-Flight German: Learn Before You Land by Living Language – just the basics ma’am. It’s intended to be used while you’re on your way to your destination.
- Language Hacking German by Benny Lewis
- Learn German: Ultimate Guide to Speaking Business German
- Learn German with Paul Noble for Beginners – Complete Course: German Made Easy with Your Personal Language Coach
- Next Steps in German with Paul Noble for Intermediate Learners – Complete Course
- Passport to German (Revised and Expanded Edition) by Charles Berlitz
- Short Stories in German for Beginners by Olly Richards
- Streetwise German: Speak and Understand Colloquial German by Paul G. Graves
- The Berlitz Self-Teacher: German
- The Everything Learning German Book by Edward Swick
- The Singer’s Manual of German and French Diction by Dr. Richard G. Cox
Sometimes The Best Plan is No Plan at All
I started learning German (Deutsch), but briefly stopped after my trip to Germany. I found that I learned more by being in real-life situations like ordering food, asking directions. Thanks, In-Flight German! For German, I like spaced repetition, dictation, and old German New Wave music videos from Falco.
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