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Deutsch Akademie offer thousands of free German language resources. You can study German by course level, with a textbook, or by topic. In addition to full courses for A1, A2, B1, B2, and C1 speakers, you can find tons of free exercises, grammar charts, audio lessons, an app, and other resources.
vhs-Lernportal German Language Courses
VHS is a digital learning platform sponsored by the German government. It provides German literacy courses from A1-B2. In addition to introductory courses, you can find advanced courses for health and medicine, nutrition, elections and voting, business, and more.
Deutsche Welle German Language Courses
Deutsche Welle offers free beginner and intermediate German language courses, as well as a variety of other resources, such as videos, stories, worksheets, placement tests, and more.
Live Lingua German Language Courses
Live Lingua has 11 free courses and over 100 free ebooks available for learning German.
Language Transfer: Free Audio German Course
Language Transfer is a non-profit project that provides language learning courses that teach you simple rules and methods of thinking that allow you to transfer your knowledge of English to another language. The full German course is available online for free.
Goethe-Institut German Resources for Kids
The Goethe-Institut is a non-profit that offers both free and paid German Language resources. They offer several fun free online resources for children, including simple stories, books, lessons, games, and interactive websites.
BBC Languages: German
A great guide to essential German phrases from the BBC that will help students learn quick conversational German about topics like shopping, travel, food and drink, and German slang.
ThoughtCo. German Language Resources
ThoughtCo. has a large online collection of free resources for learning and teaching German.
Vocabeo English-German Dictionary
Vocabeo is an easy-to-use online English-German translation dictionary. You can use the site to search specific words, the most common German words, or filter words by level. The dictionary also offers example sentences, audio, and images to help you learn.
Little Explorers English-German Picture Dictionary
English-German picture dictionary, with an extensive amount of vocabulary with visual aides sorted alphabetically, by topic, and by function. From Enchanted Learning.
The Best Resources to Learn German for Free Online
Gratis Global has a huge list of free online German language learning resources, including apps, YouTube channels, podcasts, websites, news sites, and more.
English-German Translation Quizzes
These quick German quizzes from Syvum are an easy way to practice German language basics like colors, days, numbers, animals, food & drink, and more.
Hello-World is a language learning immersion site that offers German games, puzzles, and other activities.
A quick 10-question quiz to help students practice their skills. With over 20 difficulty settings, useful for any skill level! From ThatQuiz.com.
German PowerPoint Presentations
Free Presentations on German Language and Grammar in PowerPoint format from Pete’s PowerPoint Station.