Online Grammar Guide
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Darlings's Guide to Grammar
This site is English-only, but can be used as a reference for grammar terms
These are good for self-guided learning and practice, from any reasonably good and well-connected computer on or off campus. But be prepared for the following:
= Lots of words and phrases -- both in the instructions and the actual activities -- which you might not understand = 'Correction'
or 'show the answer' buttons which aren't very informative . = The practice you'll be getting may not necessarily coincide with what we're doing in class. =You'll need a dictionary by your side to make full use of these activities=
Scroll down until you find "Übungen für Anfänger mit geringen Grundkenntnissen." Very challenging and difficult to navigate, but worth the effort
Exercises from the University of Victoria
Pretty straightforward, basic practice, and well-designed. Please steer clear of the sections which require students to e-mail responses to instructors.
Links Related to Holocaust Studies (Ch. 8)
Rough Guide to Prepositions (Chs. 6&7)
Listening Practice Online
Below are a couple of sites which will allow you to hear spoken German.
You'll find the material very difficult to understand but a joy to listen to. Use it to train your ear, to get accustomed to the sounds and rhythms of the language. Both of these sites require RealAudio and are susceptible to occasional web congestion.
Poems and Stories from the University of Victoria
Recordings of classical and contemporary works, including one of the Grimms'fairy tales, Bertold Brecht, and Dorothea Schlegel. Not the best sound quality, but worth listening to.
Germany's global media offerings. Click on "DW-radio Deutsch" to listen to today's news.
Muttersprachler kennenlernen / Meeting Native Speakers
A Multimedia Exercise in Listening and Reading comprehension. (Under development; currently requires Netscape 4.0 or later and 25 MB of disk space).
The Talking Map
A good starting point for exploring the German-speaking Web
List of computing resources
Search here to find the computing resources available at your college.
The German Information Centre
An official site run by the German government
Subject Index on German History
A nicely organized site in English on German history.
Jason's Guide to Grammar Terms
Jason's Guide to Vocabulary Learning
Die Stadt Berlin
Die Stadt Heidelberg
Die Stadt Mannheim
Die Stadt Frankfurt
The European Central Bank (Based in Frankfurt)