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I find the German section of about.com excellent. They have grammar and vocabulary lessons accompanied by exercises, but the real goodies are found in the audio lab. Try listening to the audio of "Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten" while reading the transcript! The section of "Deutsche Welle" for German learners has got audio and video as well, and you can sort ...


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Mundmische: mundmische.de ist eine einzigartige Sammlung deutscher Umgangssprache und Sprichwörter. Hier kann jeder seinen Wortschatz erweitern bzw. verbreiten. Neues Wörterbuch der Szenesprachen: Das "Szenesprachenwiki" ist ein Gemeinschaftsprojekt von Dudenverlag und Trendbüro. Und von Euch. Denn Sprache ist lebendig. Sie verändert sich durch die ...


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Superslang.de is a German site similar to urbandictiory.com: http://superslang.de/


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From personal experience: TV: The German state channels have big media libraries with tv shows. Start watching them with subtitles to get familiar with the language (If you like crime check the "Tatort" series). ARD: http://www.ardmediathek.de/tv ZDF: http://www.zdf.de/ZDFmediathek . Self-Learning: For a head start try the Tim Ferriss method: Learn ...


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Collected Answers: about.com -They have lessons of grammar and vocabulary accompanied by exercises, but the real goodies are found in the audio lab. Try listening to the audio of "Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten" while reading the transcript! Babbel - Cheap online learning and an iPhone app Deutsche Welle - for German learners has got audio and video, and you ...


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I only know of such a site for austrian terms: ostarrichi.org


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Es gibt tatsächlich einige Tools, die durchaus nützlich sein und die Analyse Deines Stils unterstützen können - einen menschlichen Gegenleser kann keines auch nur ansatzweise ersetzen. Folgende Tools ergänzen einander: Durchaus brauchbar (im statistischen Sinne) ist LeichtLesbar - es zählt die Wörter und Silben und errechnet einen sog. Fleischwert, der ...


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For online courses, I highly recommend Duolingo (especially if you're a relative beginner) - it's entirely free and without ads as well. I honestly wouldn't even consider paying money for an online course / language learning software before trying Duolingo and seeing if it works for you. Also, as you get more advanced, you can use the Immersion area and ...


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I believe www.dict.cc covers all those bases, doesn't it?


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Du kannst gerne bei uns hier im chat vorbeischauen. Wir versuchen, möglichst viel Deutsch zu schreiben (obwohl das oft nicht klappt). Herzliche Einladung!


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I would add the Deutsche Welle website, www.dw.de - there are courses and materials for A1 (Beginners) level students and beyond, an it's free to boot.


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Something I've found effective with language learning at a beginner level is looking for Disney songs on You Tube. They're generally good idiomatic translations and it's easy subject matter that you may well be familiar with. Comparing the lyrics to work out where the translations are quite literal and where something has been said in a very different way ...


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Combine that with something that is relevant to your other interests: Interested in IT => Golem.de Golem.de + wanting to participate in discussion in german language => http://forum.golem.de/ I'd suggest you find a site that is relevant to your hobbies, favorite sports, etc. and join its forum.


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One thing I've found useful is to listen to German music. Some bands I can think of right off are die Prinzen, Rosenstolz, Wir Sind Helden, Blumchen, and die Wise Guys. Obviously, you can go to youtube and search for music videos, but you can also go to last.fm (and probably lots of other internet radios) and type in "German music" and hear all sorts of ...


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you might find something here: http://www.learn-german-online.net/learning-german-resouces/grammatik.htm Also, you could try to find a German email/chat partner somewhere on the web. :)


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I think there is no site which provides all the options you're looking for, but I hope someone proves me wrong. As you stated in your question Canoo.net has some of the features. You could use The Free Dictionary in combination with Canoo.net. It provides usage examples for given words. Here's an example search for binden.


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I don't know much about didacts, especially teaching foreign languages. But i'm not sure whether there's really a "system" behind that site. It mainly offers translations, some sort of "language in context / in action". This makes it easier for someone who already has some acquaintance with the foreign language to broaden his/her knowledge regarding ...


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I am not really sure if there exists a better site for your needs than the German subreddit. Perhaps you can just like German news pages on Facebook that are related to your interests (sports, politics, whatever). As you will know there are plenty of discussions below Facebook posts, although the quality of the discussion as well as the language are not high ...


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At first I thought it might be a good idea to look at children's material, e.g.: http://www.wdr.de/themen/kultur/rundfunk/kinder_links/ A popular show for kids is "Die Sendung mit der Maus", but I looked at it, and it is a lot sillier than I remember from my childhood. Podcast: http://podcast.wdr.de/maus.xml Website: ...


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Skype! :) The best way of learning a language when you're not able to be 'there'. (I'm currently learning a new language over Skype, I have never seen my teacher yet but I have never learned a language that fast.)


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Die üblichen Webseiten für Sprachaustausch (Lang-8, Italki, mehr mit Google) bieten i.d.R. die Möglichkeit, Texte in der zu lernenden Sprache zu schreiben und sie von Muttersprachlern korrigieren zu lassen. Wenn man Glück hat, findet man auch jemanden, mit dem man über Skype usw. sprechen üben kann. Ansonsten irgendein deutsches Forum zu einem Thema, das ...


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How about this link? I believe it has a few more samples.


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Versuche es mal mit xing.de - Forum Deutschstunde. Etwas Neues und Aufwendiges ist deutsch.info.


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Ich habe etwas gerade gefunden. vielleicht interessiert es euch. http://www.voxopop.com/ Ihr könnt einfach suchen oder ihr könnt eine neue talkgruppe stellen Es gibt auch diese website, darauf könnt ihr eine sprache mit muttersprachlern eintauschen http://www.conversationexchange.com


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If you go to dict.cc, a lot of the words have recordings from native speakers


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I just found http://www.italki.com/ It seems like a good really good way to find online pen pals to practice with.



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