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German Pronunciation Guide: Vowels, Consonants & Accents

German uses the 26 letters of the English alphabet. In addition, German has a character ß called eszett (or scharfes-S) and three umlaut vowels ä, ö and ü. So, altogether there are 30 letters in the German alphabet but 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: The Basics

First and foremost, before you start learning German you should define your goals. Some people may only want to learn a couple of basic German phrases to impress their German friends on an occasional visit to Read more…

German for Intermediate and Advanced Learners

Those who want to move to Germany will most likely need to pass one of the official German language proficiency tests before or shortly after their arrival in Germany. They should, therefore, take standard courses 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 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 best 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…