Widely spoken languages which are most similar to German include Luxembourgish, Yiddish, Dutch, the Frisian languages, English and the Scandinavian languages. More information: Wikipedia.
Native speakers: Standard German: 90 million (2010), all varieties of German: 120 million (1990–2005). L2 speakers: 80 million (2006)
German Grammar and Pronunciation
FSI Language Courses
More than 20.000 German grammar and vocabulary exercises
A more than 800-hour interactive online course
Our exercises are structured according to the European Framework of Reference for Languages
It explores life in German-speaking countries and communities worldwide through topics relevant to adult learners – such as impressions of Germany, Austria and Switzerland; travelling; lifestyles; cultural events; and technology.
Study resources include printed books, a dedicated website with online activities and resources and audio recordings – which support independent learning. Together, they’ll give you not just language skills but a real feel for German-speaking countries and communities too.
Study resources – including printed module books and online interactive activities – are carefully designed to develop the four language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. They provide clear learning objectives, guidance and model answers.
By studying a variety of authentic audio, video and printed materials from German-speaking countries, you will learn how to communicate in situations ranging from everyday conversation to putting forward your point of view in a debate. You will also improve your command of grammar and vocabulary.
You will also develop your academic writing, critical and analytical skills, and intercultural competence. The module has six themes that give both broad and focused coverage of different aspects of historical and contemporary Germany and German-speaking countries.
University of Cambridge
German Cases Cheat Sheet
University Of Michigan
German Language Guide
These cover a wide variety of topics, including the numbers, days of the week, greetings and the months. All phrases have audio recorded by a native speaker.
Austrian Literature Online
Vocabulary-related (and digitized) E-books
German Reading Materials
The Paper Boy
- http://www.sprachnudel.de/ (German dictionary for slang, colloquialisms, and informalities)
German Listening and Video Resources
PODCASTS / AUDIOBOOKS
TV / VIDEO / MOVIES
Deutsche Welle TV
Learn German With Songs
OTHER WEBSITES WITH GERMAN LEARNING RESOURCES