More than 100 million people speak German as their native tongue. German has a rich history in the Western world and is, along with Latin, the mother language of English. Find the best online resources for teaching German and learning German with the Learning German Web Guide.
German is more closely related to English than many languages, so you’re sure to pick up some vocabulary quickly. Use the sites below to find resources for Basic German.
- There are a number of great language CDs and DVDs available. Each has a different focus and they’re all expensive. If you choose this route, three of the best German programs are reviewed at Learn German.
- There are many free translation sites on the Web but most cannot be trusted for translating long sentences or complicated ideas; they should be used only for single words or very short phrases. Ectaco is a good one for single words and The New English–German Dictionary works well for common phrases.
- Planning a trip to Germany? You’ll find invaluable resources for getting to know the culture and booking every part of your trip in the findingDulcinea Germany Web Guide.
Getting started with German …
is the best place to start learning German. In addition to instruction for all levels, you’ll find news, cultural resources and trip planning information.
Indo-European Languages Tutorials
provides a quick reference sheet that’s useful as a refresher or when you’re in search of a useful phrase or verb conjugation. Browse the phrases according to your proficiency level.
For German vocabulary, verb conjugation and grammar lessons …
has 10 beginner and 24 advanced lessons. Once you build a strong foundation, check out the Quotations
and the Jokes
for a taste of the German sense of humor.
offers a wealth of resources ranging from basic language and structure to games and proficiency tests. Browse the Products
to shop for instructional computer software.
For German cultural resources ...
is an online textbook that offers both basic and advanced German language concepts. Use the left navigation box to browse resources.
Learning German for children …
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