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Sunday, February 22, 2015

BBC Deutsch Plus

Deutsch Plus was a TV series to learn German first broadcast in 1996 and repeated regularly over the next 10 years. The accompanying book and CDs have since been updated and are available from online retailers.

Here you can find all the episodes:


The corresponding section of the BBC Languages website is no longer available, but you can still access the transcripts.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Linktipp: Lingua.ly - learn German for free

Language learning platform Lingua.ly has launched a Web app that helps individuals learn a language on all browsers.

Lingua.ly provides users with a free dictionary and learning platform to highlight foreign-language words (currently only for English, French, German, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Russian  and Hebrew) and add them to a cloud-based account. 


How does it work? 

You register for free and start reading articles from newspapers like Zeit.de, Spiegel.de according to your preferences and interests. Optionally you can install the free Chrome extension so that whenever you are reading a German article and stumble over an unknown word, you can get an instant translation and pronunciation by double-clicking it. 


After you’ve done that a few times, the Chrome extensions saves these words in a library and keeps checking every few days if you still know them.


I find this tool to be quite useful, especially for advanced learners. 
Test it and let me know what do you think of it. 




Saturday, January 31, 2015

Diktate

Wann habt Ihr zum letzten mal Diktate geschrieben? Wahrscheinlich es ist schon lange her. In der Grundschule werden aber Diktate nicht ohne Grund geschrieben. Denn Diktate zu schreiben ist eine hervorragende Art, eine Sprache zu lernen. Zuhören und schreiben. 

Üben Sie also Ihre Rechtschreibung mit Online-Diktaten!


"Wie gut verstehen Sie Deutsch? Wie sicher sind Sie beim Schreiben? Testen Sie sich! Hören Sie die Diktate und schreiben Sie mit!" Diktate | Deutsch Perfekt online
Sie hören das Diktat dreimal, zuerst den ganzen text, dann langsam zum Mitschreiben. Diktat Mein Deutschbuch