For Beginners: find a good starting point
For Beginnersfind a good starting point
You'd like to start learning German from square one? That's a good idea! We're here to help you find an easy and interesting way to begin.
We've found online learning opportunities for
you that are especially well-suited for beginners
Take a look around and discover how much fun it is to learn a new language with the best free online learning opportunities!
- Get comfortable with everyday conversations!
- Learn a basic vocabulary and start making your first sentences!
- Start learning German comprehensively!
The best free online learning resources:
Goethe-Institut - Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking
High-quality audio content with a range of different exercises for improving listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. Choose a skill from the menu bar ("Hören", "Lesen", "Schreiben", or "Sprechen").
ZDF - Logo Children's News Programme
Watch these news videos made for children to learn about current world news – explained in simple words. This is an excellent opportunity for beginners to practise their listening skills.
OpenLearn - Order in Restaurants and More
The topic of this course is "Food and Drink". Complete the course to learn about basic German conversations that might take place in a restaurant , cafe, or supermarket. The Open University also provides a German course that teaches you to
Languages Online - Lessons for Children with Sound
This learning website produced by the State of Victoria is oriented towards children learning German. Here you can find interactive exercises for listening, speaking and writing with audio and songs for learning German pronunciation.
Deutsche Welle - Slowly Spoken German News
This news website is ideal for beginners, because the stories are read slowly and clearly. Improve you listening skills with these high-quality audio reports.
Allgemeinbildung.ch - Grammar and Vocabulary
This site has many different useful exercises for basic grammar and vocabulary topics in German. The topics are clearly organised, but you will need a basic knowledge of German to navigate the site.
Goethe-Institut - Large Selection of Topics
The children's page of the Goethe-Institut has lots of content for learners of German. Many are available without a registration.
Do you know of other free learning resources, that could be in this list? Share them with us. Thanks!