Our Most Comprehensive List of German and Swiss German Learning Resources
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.
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)
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 practicehttps://ard.de
Duolingo – better at adding words to your vocabulary (Android and iOs). The paid version also has short stories to practice your listening and comprehension skills.
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
How to Pronounce German Letters and Letter Clusters (playlist of 68 videos)
If you want to know more about the Swiss press take a look at our great article here.
On Netflix you can watch any tv-series and switch both its audio and subtitles to German.