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TIPS FOR PRACTICING AND TESTING GERMAN

“PRACTICE CREATES MASTERS” (German saying) 

PRACTICING GERMAN: Test and material

Dear learners and lovers of German – our believe is that you will succeed with German if you consider the following formula:

private teacher + self-study = fast learning success

Following please find informative and entertaining tips for different skills for your self-study. If you match them with a traditional text book you have the ideal material mix.

 

Free taster lessons A1

Start with a warm up – and check your German basis – with our 12 chapters. Click on the individual chapters and start your free German taster course 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.

Free placement test for the levels A1.1 to B1.2

Test yourself and download our free placement testexterner Link zu einer Seite  

Free taster lessons A1

Start with a warm up – and check your German basis – with our 12 chapters

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

Free placement test for the levels A1.1 to B1.2

Test yourself and download our free placement testexterner Link zu einer Seite  

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

Music

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
kurs4-deutsch-exam-vorbereitung-online-deutschkurs/

>>> Preparation for  TestDaF–  you will find details about the exam and the exam on our site:
kurs5-uni-zulassungsexamen-deutschkurs-online/

 

 Practice German – Sayings and phrases  

 

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With best wishes from Bamberg/Bavaria Alexandra von Rohr

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