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Our Most Comprehensive List of German and Swiss German Learning Resouces

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Our Most Comprehensive List of German and Swiss German Learning Resouces


To really improve fast it is super important to have as much German or Swiss German in your daily life as possible.

This means a lot of input and a lot of output (two vital aspects of the UNUmondo Golden Formula for language learning). 

In this document you find all sorts of language input as well as resources on specific topics to understand better what’s going on in Switzerland.

The structure of the document will be changing depending on the content as we continue to add more.

Websites:

https://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/words/true_friends.htm (list of words that are the same in English and German)

https://leicht-deutsch-lernen.com/same-words-in-english-and-german (not only is there a list of words, but this page also has lots of mini audio files that tell you how pronounce the words correctly)

https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/5963512/There-are-so-many-German-English-similarities-Perfect-cognates (list of words that are the same in English and German)

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1P6Zy6aSxlEAGawt51-rj-Lei-mGAvf-ZSZ73gd9GVtw/edit (list of words that are the same in English and German)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/german/

https://www.goethe.de/prj/dfd/en/home.cfm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/german/

https://www.dict.cc/ - a great German dictionary

https://www.clozemaster.com – a gamified language learning webapp to learn in context

https://german.net/ - tools, exercises and online trainer

https://dw.de  - good for reeading to increase vocabulary - beginner/intermediate

https://weld.de - good for reeading to increase vocabulary - advanced

https://arte.tv  - good for listening practice

https://3sat.de

https://zdf.de

https://ard.de


Apps:

Duolingo – better at adding words to your vocabulary (Android and iOs)

Mosalingua – best at combining listening, speaking and writing for long term gains (Android and iOs)

Fastlingo – best at adding phrases to your vocabulary (Android and iOs)

Babbel - more writing based

Tandem - matches you up with native speakers for language exchange

Memrise - vocabulary building

Bussu - includes flash cards and quizzes

Mindsnacks - language learning games

TripLingo - great for pre-holiday vocab

HiNative - helpful question and answer format

(How To) Pronounce - type a word/phrase and it tells you how to say it


Videos:

Schweizerdeutsch Challenge mit Tina

Schweizerdeutsch Challenge mit Tina 2.0

Learn 125 Beginner German Words with Alisa! German Vocabulary Made Easy

Learn 125 Intermediate German Words with Alisa! German Vocabulary Made Easy

How to Enrich Your German Vocabulary

Tim Ferris Explaining How he Learns New Languages

How to Pronounce German Letters and Letter Clusters (playlist of 68 videos)


Podcasts:

Echo der Zeit oder allgemein SRF

https://www.srf.ch/sendungen/echo-der-zeit

Kulturplatz

Roger Schawinski und sein Doppelpunkt

ZEIT Wissen

Forschung aktuell

https://www.srf.ch/podcasts


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