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German Pronunciation Guide: Vowels, Consonants & Accents

German is one of those foreign languages that most people in the world can clearly recognize by its sound even if they do not speak a word of German. No matter how harsh the German language may sound to your ear Read more…

German Spelling and Punctuation (Orthography)

The German alphabet uses 26 Latin characters which can also be found in English. In addition, there are four special characters, including the so-called Umlaute (ä, ö, ü), and Eszett (ß) that is also known as Read more…

Learn German Grammar Online for Free

Many people, including German native-speakers themselves, believe that German is a difficult language to learn because of its complex grammar. But for a language, having precise grammar rules is not all that bad Read more…

German for Beginners: Learn German Basics Online for Free

Whether you are an absolute beginner or you want to brush up on your school knowledge of German, there are plenty of free German language courses for beginners available online to help you get started. But, before Read more…

German for Intermediate and Advanced Learners

Free German courses for intermediate and advanced learners are not hard to find online. But, those who want to move to Germany will most likely need to pass one of the official German language proficiency tests before Read more…

Free German Lessons for Children

Young kids between the ages of 3 and 8 learn German as a foreign language much faster than older children. In fact, children under 6 years of age learn a second language as easily as their mother tongue. This is Read more…

German Language for Travellers: Learn German Travel Phrases

If you are planning a short holiday stay or a business trip to Germany you do not need to learn any German as most people you are going to meet will speak some English anyway. But, it will not hurt if you learn some Read more…

German Language for Business and Employment

If you type ‘business German courses’ into Google or any of the major search engines you will mostly find commercial (meaning paid) courses that specialize in German for business communication. You will Read more…

YouTube Video Lessons for Learning German Online

German video lessons on youtube are among the most convenient free resources for learning a German language. Video courses are generally suitable for students of all skill levels, from absolute beginners to advanced German Read more…

Mobile Apps for Learning German

Mobile internet usage has in many countries already surpassed desktop internet usage. This is particularly true among young people who are more likely to learn foreign languages than older generation. Read more…

Free Downloadable PDFs for Learning German

We are all different. Some people prefer to use the latest technology when learning a foreign language while others still like paper textbooks that they can read in a pleasant environment somewhere on the beach or Read more…