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Web sites with free German lessons

You can learn German from home and by yourself. You don’t have to spend money on courses in language schools or leave your home. Check out these possibilities and decide what suits you most:

DeutschInfo – Register and learn German for free from the A1 level to the B1 level. This is an online platform for learning German, which uses modern teaching tools and at the same time provides practical information about living and working in Germany and Austria. The online platform is directed equally at workers with various qualifications, students intending to move to Germany or Austria or who already live there, as well as everyone who needs German at work, school pupils, tourists or residents of countries bordering on Germany and Austria.

Deutsch Interaktiv (DW) – you have to register first in order to be able to use this service. Also, the course flow is linear.

Deutsch Trainer (DW) – 40 lessons with explanations in English. You can chose at any time which part (lesson) you want to learn. This is for the levels A1 and A2.

Deutsch zum Mitnehmen – another course “set” (from A1 to B1 level) provided by Deutsche Welle (DW).   

LinguaTV – learn German from A1 to C1. LinguaTV provides you with many interesting and professionally produced training videos, which show in authentic situations how native speakers use each particular language. With realistic dialogues the viewer can learn vocabulary which is above all relevant to real life, as well as the correct pronunciation. Participants can choose between the everyday scenes and interactive exercises such as quizzes, crosswords and many other learning games. The analysis of the individual’s learning level shows each user his own learning progress and gives special recommendations. business German

Lingudora – learn German basic vocabulary. This is mainly for beginner levels (A1 and A2).

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Free applications for learning German

You can learn German and any other foreign language on your phone or tablet with these applications. They are suitable for both Android and iOS. Learning this way is fun, comfortable and practical (you can start the apps while waiting in the line, in the traffic jam etc.). And what is most important it’s completely free. Of course, if you wish you may install them on your desktop. Try out each of them and see which you like most. Enjoy!

Deutschtrainer A1 (by Goethe Institut) – in 10 sections (one section for each topic) you can learn everyday German at the A1 level. The app is based on dialogues and learning words and structures. It’s inspired by text books and Goethe Institut exams at the A1 level.

WordPic – provides the most important German vocabulary words with pictures. It is suited for beginners and intermediate learners. The app works offline, no Internet connection is required (except for the word pronunciation). It contains repetition algorithm which adapts to your language learning speed.

Memrise – the creators of this app are obsessed with using brain science to help us learn faster. This app embodies the very best knowledge about how the brain works, and can help people learn as quickly and effortlessly as possible. There are mems in this app to help you form vivid, sensory memories. You will be tested continuously and reminded of what you’ve learned at scientifically optimized times. This application seems to be the best according to opinion of many students who have tested various free applications. It’s advantage is also that it has a very large community. Anybody can create their own course and take part in other people’s courses! Find out more about Memrise here.

DeutschAkademie – enables you to practice German according to your Level (A1, A2, B1, B2 or C1), practice some German grammar topics or just repeat some exercises from your German grammar book. This app contains 20,000 German grammar exercises. 

Busuu – offers a free and a premium version. You can choose your level. The free version includes flashcards, writing exercises and corrections from native speakers. The premium version includes an extra travel course, mobile apps with offline mode, quizzes and official certificates, grammar exercises, vocabulary trainer and full access to 12 different language courses.

 Duolingo – is also a very popular app. maybe the most popular of them all. You should try it out and decide whether you will continue using it or not.

Phase6hallo – this app provides learning German for adults. It contains a basic vocabulary – ca. 800 words which are being presented with audio-visual exercises. It is suitable even for people (refugees) who don’t know the Latin alphabet yet. The learning process is based on regular repeating.

Deutsch Lernen – is another app which uses the power of pictures. It enables you to learn German quickly and easily! You can play it even offline.

Verstehen Sie Deutsch? – there is a version app for iPhone and Android. It’s basically a quiz. You’ll find questions on more than 1000 different German expressions and particularly beautiful or odd words in this fun quiz. Do you know the correct answer?

Find a speaking partner

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You would like to speak in German with someone? Check out these possibilities:

Deutsch für Dich platform

This is a community run by Goethe Institut Germany which enables you to play interactive games at different language levels, to chat with experts, ask questions in forums or even find a learning partner. All that is for free, all you need to do is to register.

Native speakers as speaking partners

In order to find someone who will speak with you in their mother tongue and expect in turn that you speak with them in your mother tongue, you can search for specific groups by Facebook (just enter ‘(name of the foreign language) tandem’ in the search field) or you can register at WeSpeke , conversationexchange.com or at tandemapp.me where you will find all possible language combinations. You can try the GoSpeaky language exchange platform (chat and make friendstoo. If you are asking yourself how the “exchange” with a native speaker works check out these useful tips and detailed explanation how the concept of learning and speaking with a native speaker works.

Your personal tutor

If you’d prefer to chat / speak with an experienced German Language tutor, who will be available to you 24/7 and guide you through the German language at your own pace feel free to contact me. Book your first chat / speaking / learning session now!

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Free online games

There are some games that you could play in order to learn and practice your German virtually. Here are 4 of them:

Adventure German – The Mystery of Nebra (starts at the A1 level)

II Lern German City of Words (starts at the A1 level)

III Daumerlings Wanderschaft (B1-B2 level) – this is an online gaming version of the famous fantail written by the Grimm brothers. You decide what happens next and learn German at the same time! Enjoy!

IV Unsere Straße (A1-A2 level) – visit a street where you can learn German in 8 different situations. There are online exercises for each of them.

You can download the games either for iOS or for Android or play them online (in your web browser).