For German Learners
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- Want to discover a faster way to understanding German grammar? You'll find answers to every grammar questions in my video course Easy German Grammar for Beginners. The course contains 2.5 hours of video, lots of quizzes and workbooks, and simple examples throughout.
- A good printed German grammar book I know is Deutsche Grammatik, supported by a great website and useful tables. It's helped me explain so many rules in clear terms, for example how plurals and compound words are made. A* reference material.
- Speak German like a Native is my 5* pronunciation course for all learning levels. It takes you through every letter and complex sound of the German language.
- If you are after a vocabulary list to work with or test yourself against, here is a PDF of the word list required for the German Immigration test, as published by the Goethe Institute.
- If you are early intermediate, the most effective German audio-courses are Speechling or Glossika German. Both are bilingual sentence methods.
German Books for Learners
- André Klein is an author who specialises in writing great Kindle stories for German language learners, from crime fiction to fantasy books. Suitable from B1 level upwards.
Listening to German
German Language Movies and TV
- Deutschland 83 (live on Channel 4 UK, iTunes, DVD in the UK and USA)
- Dark (on worldwide Netflix release)
- Good Bye Lenin! (DVD in the UK and USA)
- The Edukators (DVD in the UK and USA)
- Deutsche Welle is Germany’s international broadcaster. Their website is available in 30 languages and you can switch at the top right hand side of the site. They have courses for every level, and all for free, including the news and a big area for German teachers.
And a Freebie
My free mini-guide to speaking German is out now and will give you the best tips and 26 key phrases to make you ready for any conversation. It's free and waiting for you, simply click here.