I noticed recently that a number of people have found my blog after searching for information about German vocabulary or grammar. I have written a number of blog posts about learning German, but that information is scattered throughout the blog. Here is a list of resources, more or less in order from least to most commitment, along with links to some of my blog posts about them:
- German Word of the Day (sign up for updates via email, RSS, etc.)
- Flashcard-style learning program: Memrise (my experience with Memrise).
- Phrases/basic grammar: Mango Languages (my experience with Mango)
- Language-learning podcast: Deutsch — Warum Nicht? by Deutsche Welle (my experience with DW)
- Self-study book: Teach Yourself Instant German (my experience with TY)
- Online self-study program: Deutsch Interactive by Deutsche Welle (my experience with DW)
- Intensive, in-person courses: Sprachenakademie Aachen (more information about these courses available from BAMF)
Of all of these methods, nothing compares to intensive, in-person courses. (I promise I will do a full review of these integration courses once I am completely done!) However, I still find some of the vocabulary-building exercises useful, both for maintaining the vocabulary I learned and for continuing to expand it. And, obviously, not everyone has the time, money, or location to takes classes in person. So hopefully there’s a little something for everyone here!
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Reblogged this on magistra monson and commented:
A great compilation of resources for learning German! Most are for self-learners rather for classroom application, but useful all the same. Expat even includes links to his reviews of them!
Oh wow this list is so helpful! I studied a 2 month intensive German course when I first arrived in Germany, but then was lazy for the rest of the year. I’m going to enrol in another course this year, but these online resources will be great! Is Deutsch Interaktiv the only free program? I’m having a play on Memrise at the moment but I’m not sure if it’s just a trial version before you have to pay.
All of the Deutsche Welle resources are free (they have other things besides what I linked to here) and so is Memrise. I luckily got Mango Languages for free by signing up through my US public library before moving here. 😉 But mostly I use Memrise now. I’m really happy I took as many intensive courses as I did at the school here, but then again I really enjoy learning languages and grammar! Glad you thought the list was useful — thanks for visiting. 🙂
Oh awesome! I was going to make my own flashcards from all my notes, but having them online is much simpler!
This is seriously helpful! I’m taking an integration course, which IS wonderful, but it is also something that these reinforcements will most definitely benefit from!
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Einige Ressourcen, mit denen ihr deutsche Vokabeln lernen könnt.