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November 8, 2011
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I just realized that lectures can turn out to be quite interesting to follow in a foreign language – and even though they might cover more complex topics, you usually benefit from clear audio and some degree helpful of visual support or lecture notes. So here you'll find links to a couple of universities providing podcasts or videotaped lectures in German:

http://www.fernstudi.net/blogs/fuers-fernstudium-35-quellen-fuer-tausende-online-vorlesungen

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January 25, 2012
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In view of the growing interest in German, I take the opportunity to draw your attention to a series of professionally produced short stories with cartoons + subtitles in German:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL5D443A49838608D1&context=C36d3176FDOEgsToPDskK6beZqQeezePM_uvif2MgV&v=S0uTgSBdbUg

 

Thanks to sipes23 for having shared the link with us!

 

PS: Notice that the stories are available in lots of languages… This should make them even more accessible for all levels of learners.

Moreover, it could turn out interesting to compare different versions. :)

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January 25, 2012
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Hello, I am also learning German :)

It should be easier for me because now we live in Germany, in Bayern. But it´s not. The majority here speaks bayerisch dialect.

I would like to add here as resource: http://www.goethe.de/lrn/prj/gad/deindex.htm. It´s a list of podcasts with text to read along and it is also a bit interactive. I found it interesting.

Also, for those who are looking for exercises on a specific topic, like travel, food, adjectives, you can check out my blog: http://douspeakgerman.blogspot.com/ At the beginning I was using it to collect more information for myself, but seems there are lots of other people who are looking for the same. Any comments are more than welcome.

January 27, 2012
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andicik, thank you for sharing those links!

 

Eine Telenovela für Deutschlerner ("Jojo sucht das Glück"):

/forum/resources/jojo-sucht-das-gluck-eine-telenovela-fur-deutschlerner/

 

Resources for reading:

/forum/what-text-are-you-reading-tips-tricks/german-reading-material/

 

Deutsch für Dichter und Denker (Advanced German for native speakers):

http://www.belleslettres.eu/

 

Here are three databases/dictionaries for looking up German words:

http://www.duden.de/sprachratgeber (the most respected authority; I recommend checking out their podcast, newsletter, download section and list of orthographically challenging words as well)

Two further resources giving you collocations:

http://wortschatz.uni-leipzig.de/

http://www.dwds.de/

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February 14, 2012
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I highly recommend the German show Quarks & Co. It covers a wide range of topics in science and explains them in a way accessible to general public. Its free Video Podcast plus PDF transcripts make it convenient to download and learn using this interesting resource.

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March 13, 2012
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Na Alle,

 

I just created a list of German conversation connectors or auf Deutsch: "Bindewörter" (inspired by Antony Lauder).

 

Conversation connectors are great for sounding fluent, even if you only know simple sentences. You can add them on to the front, middle or end of any simple sentence, to spice it up and make it sound juicy! For example:

  • Boring Sentence: I like cats, but I I like dogs better. "Ich mag katzen, aber ich mag Hunde besser."
  • Juiced/spiced up sentence: On one hand I like cats, but on the other I really like dogs. "Auf der einen Seite mag ich Katzen, aber auf der anderen mag ich Hunde besser."

See how it made that sentence look more juicy?

 

If you would to study these conversation connectors, you can download the deck from Dropbox or you can find them on Anki (search for 92 German Conversation Connectors)

 

Let me know what you think of them :)

March 13, 2012
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Good job! This is a very good list.

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March 13, 2012
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Gaius Julius said
Good job! This is a very good list.

Thanks Gaius! Stay tuned for more :)

March 17, 2012
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Notice:

1. While reviewing this post, I've come to realize that listening to "Geist & Gehirn" in the background (i.e. listening to something in German) subconciously made me write this post in German as well. I suppose that anyone looking for the resources I recommended will be able to figure out what I said anyway, so I take the liberty of not going through the hassle of translating my post ;)

2. Bold face is used below to denote main recommendations.

 

Außer beim oben erwähnten Quarks & Co gibt es noch bei BR-alpha viele populärwissenschaftliche Sendungen. Als Beispiel hebe ich hier besonders die Reihe Geist & Gehirn hervor. Von Manfred Spitzer, der durch die Sendung führt, gibt es (außer vielen Büchern zum Thema Lernen und Hirnforschung, für die ich auf die Medienliste auf seiner Homepage verweise) übrigens auch viele Aufzeichnungen von Vorträgen auf youtube.

Bei meiner Suche bin ich nebenbei noch auf ein kurzes Telefoninterview mit Manfred Spitzer über die Auswirkungen elektronischer Medien auf das Gehirn gestoßen. Thematisch ähnliche Beiträge findet man wohl noch in der ARD-Mediathek unter Stichworten wie Gehirn oder Lernen.

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March 17, 2014
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Do you have some audio to recommend for German learning? I mean, I spend at least 1h a day in a car, why listen to Lady Gaga for the 10000th time if I can at least get used to some German words, maybe even understand something.

 

Also, some vids with subtitles would be appreciated. :)

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April 13, 2014
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Sometimes I listen to Coffee Break German while commuting -- depending on your level of German, it might be too basic for you, though. (If you're still enough of a beginner to find that useful, DW has an audiotrainer w/podcasts you can download -- I haven't really checked them out much myself.)

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