German Language Resources

Great German textbooks & courses for all levels

This is a wonderful collection of interesting stories in German, with vocabulary lists and comprehension questions.

A trustworthy resource for German grammar lessons and activities. The book is full of examples and is really a treasure to have as a German learner.

Assimil is a French company that creates small, portable coursebooks with bilingual dialogues, clear grammar explanations, and audio files completely in the target language.

With over 700 pages, German All-in-One For Dummies is for those readers looking for a comprehensive guide to help them immerse themselves in the German language.

During the course, you will join Michel Thomas and two students in a live lesson, learning from both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course.

As an auditory learner, I’m a huge fan of the Pimsleur method, I’ve used it to learn Portuguese, and now to learn German.

Websites and Apps For Learning German

italki – $10 credits after your first lesson booking if you sign up here
German lessons 1 on 1 with a tutor of your choice, time and price range. There are German tutors from various German speaking countries if you want to learn a specific accent, too.

Memrise – a powerful app that’s been around for a while. Memory-based learning at its best (I mean, it was created by a memory master guy!) They recently added videos and better audio, too!

GermanPod 101 – This site is part of the “Innovative Languages” group of membership sites. Each language-specific site is a massive collection of audio and video lessons that cover all levels of language skill, though exactly what you get depends on your membership tier. The lessons come with extensive grammar explanations and cultural notes. The resources are fully downloadable, however you can also access them via browser or mobile device/app.

News in Slow German – A subscription service that primarily offers streaming news stories at a level and speed that is level-appropriate for language learners. Covers a wide variety of topics and content types.

German With Laura – A very useful website made by teacher Laura, full of grammar explanations and easy to follow instructions.

Learn German With DW – Made by the DW TV channel, contains a lot of videos, followed by quizzes and cultural insights.

YouTube Channels To Learn German With

GermanPod101 – This is a great start to learn German, the channel contains a massive collection of videos about different topics

Easy German – The Easy Languages series offers real, spoken German, with live interviews done with random people on the street. The videos touch upon a huge variety of dialogues and come with dual-language subtitles (in English and German). Great for intermediate-advanced learners.

Natürlich German – This channel uses the comprehensible input to teach German.

German With Laura –  The YouTube channel of teacher Laura mentioned above, I discovered her channel when I was looking for explanation of Der Die Das, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU BEGIN WITH THIS VIDEO!

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