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Welcome to our site for learning the German language and exploring the cultures of the German-speaking countries. We offer many resources and links to help you learn both the language and the culture. See more below.

Easter (Ostern) | 2015
Easter Vocabulary - Easter (Ostern) falls on April 5 in 2015. See our English-German and German-English annotated glossaries. Also try our related Hangman vocabulary game.

German Word of the Day for Beginners + Index
Wort des Tages | Advanced word of the day + Index

Learn German Forum
Visit our friendly forum for learning German! Ask a question about grammar or vocabulary, get a free tutor, share with other German-learners! Now with chat! MORE > Learn German Forum

Free PDF Download!
New for 2015! A PDF printable birthday dates calendar for notable people from Austria, Germany and Switzerland, plus the dates of holidays and observations in 2015. More:
2015 Birthday and Holiday Calendar

DeKey - Free Download for Windows
Tired of Alt+ numeric codes? If you want a simpler way to type German characters using a US or UK keyboard and a Windows computer, here's a neat little program for that. And it's free!

Das Zertifikat Deutsch
Our FAQ page for the Goethe Institute's series of German proficiency tests for various levels, known collectively as the Zertifikat Deutsch. More… - Also try our new ZD Vocabulary Quiz 1!

Guide to Learn German Chat
Our new chat room is open for anyone who wants to chat in or about German! Learn more in this how-to guide to chat.

Deutsch macht Spaß! An easy-to-understand German grammar review with Hagar® and Peanuts® cartoons in German
by Brigitte S. Dubiel - Published by Humboldt American Press

Deutsch macht Spaß! by Brigitte Dubiel Deutsch macht Spaß! means "German is fun!" Living up to its title, the book makes clever and targeted use of German versions of amusing Hagar® and Peanuts® cartoons to review German grammar and vocabulary. Avoiding grammatical mumbo jumbo, the author clearly and concisely shows you how German sentences are put together. Includes online audio and supplements. More…

Apps for German
There's an app for that! Our guide to Android, iPad and iPhone apps for learning German can help you find helpful and fun apps that work wherever you are. More…

Conjugating German Verbs
Our verb guide shows the full conjugation of selected German verbs in German and English. Newest verbs: singen (to sing), haben (to have), sein (to be), fangen (to catch)

Heintje Songs
In the late 1960s Heintje was almost as big as the Beatles in Germany! And like the Beatles, he wasn’t born in Germany. He had many hits, including “Mama” and “Heidschi Bumbeidschi.” Part of our German Song Lyrics collection.

German Resources and Links
Categories include book links, authentic German language sites (periodicals, media sites, etc.), sites for Germanic culture, free German lessons online and more.

Quiz 3: Wort des Tages
Quiz yourself on recent advanced German words of the day - Wörter des Tages. Vocabulary from January-March 2011.

Video: German Versions of Hit Songs
Video of popular English-language songs performed in German. Now with lyrics!

Love and Romance Glossary
An annotated English-German glossary of the (German) language of love! Love, romance and terms of endearment auf Deutsch!

Annett Louisan
A collection of song lyrics in German and English by this popular German artist.

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Lesson 1: German Greetings and Courtesies
A new lesson on some basic, everyday expressions in German – with audio and a quiz.

German Lessons
Free online German lessons – at this site and from – for beginners. Also watch for lessons for more advanced learners. > Lessons

FORUM: Also see our Learn German Forum!

Wise Guys Song Lyrics
“Meine Deutschlehrerin,” “Schiller” (a “Thriller” spoof) and other songs from the “frei!” album.

Chefket: German Rap
The Turkish-German rapper Chefket sings "Einerseits andererseits" and you can learn the lyrics – in German and English. Plus video.

Quiz 3: Words of the Day (Beginners)
Quiz yourself on past beginners German words of the day - Words of the Day.
Also see: Quiz 1 and Quiz 2 for beginners.

Interview: Arndt Peltner & Radio Goethe
A dual-language (English/German) interview with the producer and host of the weekly Radio Goethe German-music program.

German Films on Blu-ray
More and more German films are being released in the high-definition Blu-ray format. More good news: Most of them are region-code-free! Learn more about German films on Blu-ray and DVD – and where to find them. More...

Quiz 3: Wort des Tages (Advanced)
Quiz yourself on past advanced German words of the day - Wörter des Tages.
Also see: Quiz 1 and Quiz 2

German Word of the Day for Beginners
The beginners’ German Word of the Day teaches you a new word each weekday. You can also get a daily reminder via our Twitter feed!

Wort des Tages (Advanced)
The advanced German Word of the Day has always been one of our most popular features and you can find it here every weekday - and via Twitter!

NEXTV: German TV in North America
This option for watching German-language TV in the US and Canada — without cable or satellite TV — has recently added new channels. Read my updated review of NEXTV.

Learning German: Tip 1
What is the dumbest thing you can learn to say in German? I nominate “I don’t speak German.” See if you agree.

Songs by ich+ich
A new collection of song lyrics in German and English. Also see songs by Wir sind Helden.

German DVD and Blu-ray Guide
Our new multi-page guide to German-language films on DVD or Blu-ray Disc.

German Games and Quizzes
Practice vocabulary and test yourself with our fun games and quizzes for German.

German Song Lyrics
Songs in German with an English translation of the German lyrics. Learn German vocabulary from song lyrics — an enjoyable way to improve your German! is designed to meet the needs of travelers, business people, and students of German. Based on my two books, When in Germany, Do As the Germans and The German Way, we also offer lessons in German culture. Through our lessons, online resources, glossaries, articles, photos, and more, you can get information on the German language (grammar and vocabulary) and the culture (background info and photos) of German Europe.

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German Resources and Links
Categories include book links, authentic German language sites (periodicals, media sites, etc.), sites for Germanic culture, free German lessons online and more.

Step into German
Learning German can be a lot of fun. And it doesn’t have to be hard. Here’s the website to prove it! (Goethe Institute, San Francisco)

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