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Dear learners and lovers of German!
Our believe is that you will succeed with German if you consider the following :
study with a teacher + self-study => learning success

Below please find informative and entertaining tips for different skills for your self-study.
If you match them with a “traditional” text book – a list is on a separate page – you have the ideal material mix.

Taster lesson A1

Would you like to learn how to start with the level A1? Which first steps to take? Which grammar to learn? Then have a look at our taster lessons.

You will find 12 chapters for a download covering the grammar of the language level A1 externer Link zu einer Seite The structure of each chapters is 1) explanation of the new grammar, 2) examples, 3) exercises, 4) key, 5) vocabulary list. Nota bene: To train your writing, listening and speaking skills, we recommend our German 1-to-1 trainers.

Language level A1 – chapters 1 to 12

Click on the individual chapters and start your free German taster course!

Enjoy your first steps in German! If you want to test yourself download our free placement testexterner Link zu einer Seite and do the pages 1 to 4

Read German

Reading helps to expand your vocabulary. We selected a few stories, books for different levels. https://www.learn-german-online.net/de/lese-tipps/index.html.

  • Texts for the level A1 – about 600 words
  • Texts for the level A2 – about 1000 words
  • Texts for the level B1 – about 1800 words
  • Texts for the level B2 – about 2400 Wörter

From level C1 you should read German literature in theoriginal.

Listen to German


Nancy Thuleen has a great site with German “classics”. Songs sung along by parent and children for generations – http://www.nthuleen.com/teach/lyrics.html

We also selected a few German singers for you, too

Public radio and TV stations

  • Recommended for all learners of German: Deutsche Welle 
  •  ARD also called “das Erste” and ZDF also called “das Zweite”
  • Each of the 16 federal states in Germany has its own TV and radio station
    BR (Bayerischer Rundfunk), HR (Hessischer Rundfunk), MDR (Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk), NDR (Norddeutscher Rundfunk), SWR (Südwestdeutscher Rundfunk), RB (Radio Bremen)
  • Since we are located in Bavaria, please find the list of radio stations in our area – Bayerischer Rundfunk:
    • Bayern 1 (B1) – for traditional entertainement and basic information
    • Bayern 2 (B2) – high quality information – culture, education, music
      – this is our favourite podcast Bayern 2  
    • Bayern 3 (B3) – traffic news, service inforamtion and pop music
    • Bayern 4 (B4) – classical music
    • Bayern 5 (B5) – news channel, short, precise, topical

Watch in German 

Test your German

Test your German with the tests below:

>>> Informationen about our special training for the preparation of the exams of Goethe and  telc

>>> Preparation for  TestDaF–  you will find details about the exam and the exam on our site:


 Practice German – Sayings and phrases  


Contact me!
With best wishes from Bamberg/Bavaria Alexandra von Rohr


Alexandra von Rohr

Schellenberger Straße 20
D-96049 Bamberg / Germany

Phone: +49 951 20 44 04
Mobile: +49 179 518 4635
E-Mail: a.vonrohr@treffpunkt-online.com
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