Goethe-Institut - Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking
High-quality audio content with a range of different exercises for improving listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. Choose a skill from the menu bar ("Hören", "Lesen", "Schreiben", or "Sprechen").
Deutsche Welle - Slowly Spoken German News
This news website is ideal for beginners, because the stories are read slowly and clearly. Improve you listening skills with these high-quality audio reports.
ZDF - Logo Children's News Programme
Watch these news videos made for children to learn about current world news – explained in simple words. This is an excellent opportunity for beginners to practise their listening skills.
OpenLearn - Order in Restaurants and More
The topic of this course is "Food and Drink". Complete the course to learn about basic German conversations that might take place in a restaurant , cafe, or supermarket.
Allgemeinbildung.ch - Grammar and Vocabulary
This site has many different useful exercises for basic grammar and vocabulary topics in German. The topics are clearly organised, but you will need a basic knowledge of German to navigate the site.
LingoHut - Vocabulary and Phrases
Over 100 lessons that introduce you to important vocabulary and phrases for German conversations. With high-quality audio, English translations, and the possibility to practice new words in various games.
Goethe-Institut - Audio Course
This engaging audio course is made especially for German learners with little to no prior knowledge! An English-speaking moderator accompanies you. You'll find more than 50 episodes in high quality audio as well as matching transcripts.
Schlaukopf.de - Spell Check and More
Here you'll find lots of exercises on German grammar. For example, exercises where you have to find the correct article or adjective ending. You can change the topics and levels via the menu bar. This is great learning content to help familiarize yourself with German.
Loecsen - Everyday Expressions with Audio
This site provides comprehensive vocabulary training for everyday situations. You can expect various topics (which you can select from the menu bar), the English translation of the German expressions, high-quality audio, quizzes, and the option to download vocabulary as mp3 or PDF.
Book2 - Important Everyday Conversations
An appealing site to help get you fit for everyday communication! The topics range from family and dining out to shopping and travel. With translation and audio as well as its own illustrated
Lingo - High-Quality Images and Audio in Simple Language
On Lingo, you'll find a variety of texts with audio and illustrations to help your understanding. There are short sentences read by children that especially suitable for beginners learning German.
Deutsched - Learning Portal for Beginners
A good introduction to German grammar for beginners. In the top menu bar you can choose between the categories "Pronunciation", "Vocabulary", "Grammar" and "Verb Conjugation". In each of them you will find two extensive lessons with explanations and illustrative tables.
The German Project: Free German Lessons
This website provides engaging German lessons and stories, suitable for beginners eager to learn German effectively.