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Get a basic grammar and a dictionary for beginners and start with the simplest children's stories for beginners. There are hundreds of such illustrated stories for German children beginning to read. Some are even available in English and German, as the well-known Story of Ferdinand, the little bull by Monro Leaf. But I would not begin with Ferdinand, there ...


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There is a news site in "leichter Sprache" called nachrichtenleicht.de (simple language) which might be good for a novice, since they use a limited vocabulary. They also provide audio that is spoken very slowly. The public radio Deutschlandradio provides its broadcasts as transcripts and as audio, but they will be challenging for a beginner.


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It is for children, but I think that fairy tales are a good audio to improve your listening. Nearly everyone in Germany knows the fairy tales of Gebrüder Grimm. And I think they are easy to understand. Even if you do not understand every word it is easy to catch the message. Examples: Hänsel und Gretel, Hans im Glück, Rapunzel, ... Here is a link: ...


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Here is a link to a project (Book2) where you can hear or download 100 exercises (common situations for novices i think) even in Persian-German: http://www.goethe-verlag.com/book2/FA/FADE/FADE002.HTM The online exercises are limited (demo only), but you can download the complete mp3 files for free there (native speaker - man and woman): ...


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The best way to learn the pronunciation of a language is watching TV.



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