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!