Listening Comprehension: listen and review
Listening Comprehensionlisten and review
You'd like to improve your listening comprehension?
With the top-notch, free learning content listed here, you can do just that!
There are a number of listening resources
waiting for you! Choose listening activities and complete interactive exercises afterwards to test your listening comprehension.
A practical and targeted way to improve your listening skills!
Start now and train your ear for German!
The best free online learning resources:
YouTube: GermanPod101 - German Listening Practice
This video series will help you train your listening comprehension. First, listen to the dialogue and try to answer the questions. Then the dialogue will be played again with subtitles in German and English.
Goethe-Institut - Comprehensive Listening Practice
The Goethe-Institut has exercises for each language level, including listening comprehension activities. Choose the appropriate language level, then on the menu item "Hören" to find the listening exercises. The website is in German, so you will need basic German reading skills to navigate.
YouTube: GermanPod101 - Learn German Holidays
Combine cultural studies with listening practise as you learn about German holidays and cultural facts in this video series. Read along with the included transcript as you watch the videos. In addition, important vocabulary words are shown with English translations.
DeutscheAussprache.com - Listen to Words
This interactive learning site helps you train your ear. Listen to the word that is spoken, then choose the correct picture underneath. This exercise will help you distinguish similar sounding words.
Deutsche Welle - Virtual Adventure in Berlin
An entertaining way to practice your listening comprehension. Follow the story "Mission Berlin" and join Anna on her adventures as she saves Germany from a disaster. To hear the English version, click on "Die Folge hören (MP3, englische Version)".
Bookboxinc - German Children's Stories with Subtitles
This Youtube video series features children's stories in slowly-spoken German. The subtitles and illustrations will help you connect words with their meanings and improve your listening abilities.
Deutschlernerblog - Exercises from A1-C2
This website provides audio recordings with follow-up exercises to test your listening comprehension. Choose on a language level and then click on "Übung zum Hörverstehen" to find the exercises. The website is in German, so you will need basic German reading skills to navigate.
Goethe-Institut - Practice Worksheets and Listening
Practise your understanding of spoken German at any level. Choose a level and language level from the blue menu on the left, then click on the sub-page "Practice and Materials and Information".
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