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Top 5 Podcasts to learn German

One brilliant and underrated way of improving your German comprehension skills is by listening to podcasts. Even if you can’t understand absolutely everything, it can be a nice way escaping the stale world of Grammar books and understanding how Germans actually speak. Our student Bea Beressi has selected her five favourite podcasts for us! 

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Binge up your German Part II

There are many ways to brush up on your German - from apps and worksheets to videos and songs. Anything that makes you want to hear, speak or read more will help you improve your German skills.

This time, we’d like to share a list of some of the more recent German productions worthwhile seeing. Check out Vu’s list of German movies and TV series of the past few years.

Enjoy! - or in other words: „Binge up your German“ :)

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Learn German with apps & links

Apps can be an extremely helpful and motivation addition to your German classes. They are great for memorizing vocabulary and can even help you with grammatical issues like cases or the conjugation of verbs.

Additionally to apps, many publishers of German language books offer online trainings for the grammar and vocabulary taught in the books. 

We have gathered a list of useful apps and websites for you in order to make your German learning more effective and fun. Here's our best of!

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Learn German with YouTube

YouTube offers a wide range of channels with services targeted at German students of different levels. We collected a broad range of channels the help you learn German in a fun way.

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Theathers and Operas in English w/ Surtitles

Berlin is known for its huge variety of art and culture, but for a lot of foreigners who aren’t fluent in German, the fields of theater and opera are hard to access. But don’t worry, there are ways to experience these art forms even without extensive German knowledge: Here’s a little list of places which offer plays in English or with surtitles.

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Language Tandems

There are many platforms which offer language exchange in Berlin, but a lot of them are more interested in selling their commercial services than actually connecting people. We'd like to help you find your way through the jungle of organizations and companies - so here's our list  for anyone who's looking for a tandem partner or for language exchange events  to improve their speaking skills.

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An Easier Read - Books in Easy German

This might sound all too familiar: You were trying to read some real German literature, but then quickly find out that the book you bought is too difficult for you. Well, we might have a solution for you: Several German publishing houses offer original literature in a shortened and/or simplified version to make the reading experience for beginners less frustrating. 

Here's a selection of publishing houses and book series which will help you improve your German.

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