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Helpful links to aid you to learn German

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 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

Sprachniveau A1 Online-Übungen zum Kursbuch "Begegnungen"

Sprachniveau A1 Online-Übungen zum Kursbuch "Spektrum Deutsch"

  • A2 for Beginners with a good prior knowledge of German

Sprachniveau A2 Online-Übungen zum Kursbuch "Begegnungen"

Sprachniveau A2 Online-Übungen zum Kursbuch "Spektrum Deutsch"

  • B1 Intermediate level for more advanced learners

Sprachniveau B1 Online-Übungen zum Kursbuch "Begegnungen"

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

LEARN GERMAN in VIENNA - German courses in Vienna

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)

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
If you know other websites to learn German with which you were really staisfied, or you'd like your link listed here, you're very welcome to write me to office@germanteacher.