German online resources

The best resources online to learn German on your own

Here you'll find some hand-picked links to aid you to learn German. Some of them are informative and enlightening, some inspirational and witty. Enjoy!


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Sharpen your hearing and LISTEN TO AUDIOS - German Audio Materials

WATCH VIDEOS with subtitles -  Learn German with video lessons

READ a lot and enhance your vocabulary - German fairy-tales, short novels, articles and various texts

Understand GRAMMAR - Grammar explainations short and long

PRACTICE IS EVERYTHING - GERMAN EXERCISES ONLINE. Practice German with various online exercises, free worksheets and printables to download, especially as a preparation for the ÖSD exam

  •  A1 for Beginners with some prior knowledge of German
  1. Sprachniveau A1 Online-Übungen zum Kursbuch "Begegnungen"
  2. Sprachniveau A1 Online-Übungen zum Kursbuch "Spektrum Deutsch"
  • A2 for Beginners with a good prior knowledge of German
  1. Sprachniveau A2 Online-Übungen zum Kursbuch "Begegnungen"
  2. Sprachniveau A2 Online-Übungen zum Kursbuch "Spektrum Deutsch"
  • B1 Intermediate level for more advanced learners
  1. Sprachniveau B1 Online-Übungen zum Kursbuch "Begegnungen"
  2. Sprachniveau B1 Online-Übungen zum Kursbuch "Spektrum Deutsch"

German Grammar Trainers: Practice German online with interactive exercises for various levels and grammar topics

GERMAN-ENGLISH dictionaries, online translators and glossaries

LEARN GERMAN WITH FACEBOOK – Follow these pages and learn something new everyday

LEARN GERMAN WITH YouTube – Follow these channels and learn something new everyday


ODDITIES of the German language


GOOD TO KNOW: Practical tips for learning Austrian German and funny articles about living in Vienna

THOUGHTS ABOUT LEARNING A LANGUAGE - Tedx Talks about Learning German (or any another foreign language)

LEARN GERMAN in VIENNA - German courses in Vienna


And last but not least some inspiring quotes about Learning Languages - which one is your favourite?

  • “If I’m selling to you, I speak your language. If I’m buying, dann müssen Sie Deutsch sprechen.” — Willy Brandt
  • “The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.” 
  • “If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • “With languages, you are at home anywhere.” – Edward De Waal
  • “You can never understand one language until you understand at least two.” – Geoffrey Willans
  • “A different language is a different vision of life.” – Federico Fellini
  • “Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.” ‒ Rita Mae Brown
  • “Change your language and you change your thoughts.” ‒ Karl Albrecht
  • “He who knows no foreign languages knows nothing of his own.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • “A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language.” ‒ Gaston Bachelard
  • “To have another language is to possess a second soul.”‒ Charlemagne
  • “Learning another language is like becoming another person.” – Haruki Murakami
  •  “Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things.” ‒ Flora Lewis
  • "If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language that goes to heart." – Nelson Mandela
  • "A natural language is the archive where the experiences, knowledge and beliefs of a community are stored." – Fernando Lázaro Carreter
  • "The world is a mosaic of visions. With each language that disappears, a piece of that mosaic is lost." – Francois Grosjean
  • "Ich beherrsche die deutsche Sprache, aber sie gehorcht mir nicht." – Alfred Polgar


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