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Free German Language Courses

  • Deutsch – warum nicht– Web Site
    • An extensive collection of introductory German lessons put together by Deutsche Welle.
  • Audio Trainer – Web site
    • Helps you learn basic vocabulary that is useful for everyday life and improve your pronunciation. The 100 lessons are the result of a collaborative effort between Deutsche Welle and the Goethe-Verlag.
  • Deutsch im Blick – Web site
    • A free online textbook for learning German from the University of Texas. It’s the web-based first-year German program developed and in use at the university.
  • Dialogue for German Learners: Beginner’s Level – iTunes Free
    • Created by the University of South Wales, these dialogues will help you to practice and consolidate some of the language skills you are learning, either as part of a language course or as something you need for your work.
  • Mission Berlin – iTunes Free – Web
    •  Learn German through a mystery adventure. Created by Deutsche Welle.
  • Radio D – Series 1 iTunes – Series 2 iTunes
    • German for beginners: Paula and Philipp are Radio D reporters who have several mysterious cases to investigate. Join them as their research takes them across Germany — and learn German along the way! Created by Deutsche Welle.
  • Slowly Spoken News – iTunes Free
    • Deutsche Welle provides a nightly news broadcast in German that’s spoken slowly so that you can work on your comprehension.
  • Talk German – Web Site
    • A lively introduction to German by the BBC. Presented in ten short parts.
  • Deutsch – Lernen – Text
    • 10 German lessons for total beginners and 24 German grammar lessons. No audio; text only.
  • Deutsch Interaktiv – Web
    • 30-part self-study course in German. Features authentic videos, slideshows and audio texts that convey a vibrant picture of life in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Created by Deutsche Welle.
  • Duolingo German – Web Site 
    • A popular free language-learning and crowdsourced text translation platform. As users progress through lessons, they simultaneously help to translate websites and other documents. Check out Duolingo’s iPhone
  • Foreign Service Institute German Programmed Introduction – Web site
    • The text (PDF) and tapes (MP3) present, in a programmed learning style, the structural features, and vocabulary contained in the first six units of the FSI German Basic Course. Serves to accelerate the progress of students who subsequently move to the Basic Course.
    • Foreign Service Institute German Headstart – Web site
  • GermanPod 101 – iTunes Free
    • Offers materials for beginners, intermediate and advanced.
  • MyDailyPhrase.com – iTunes Free
    • Learn German phrase by phrase over a course of 20 weeks. Lessons cover all the language you need to know to get by on a visit to a German-speaking country. This series is put together by the same people created the popular series “Coffee Break Spanish.”
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My name is Sally Morgan, I'm American and currently a Language Teacher in New York State Schools for French and Spanish. I have studied Foreign Languages, translation and teaching at the Columbia University in New York. I lived for 3 years in Europe including France, UK and Italy.

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