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The German channel Deutsche Welle has a special program for people learning German (with online lessons, news reports spoken slowly etc.). You can find it at their website at http://www.dw.de


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I was learning Swedish two years ago and it helped me listening Swedish internet radio and reading Swedish news sites. I think you've to be patient. Not every radio station is appropriate to listen to because of the quality or because the moderators have accent or the content is only music and fool-around. The news site http://dw.de is multi lingual (good ...


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I really improved my English and pronunciation by watching a lot of series and movies in English. Also, I used to have some English speaking pals and we were chatting a lot via Skype which was fun and thaught me a lot. Additionally, I can recommend http://www.interpals.net/. It is a really great source to learn a language. Viel Spaß! :)


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If you don't have the opportunity to speak German with somebody else, try talking with yourself when you're alone. "Ich muss heute noch einkaufen und eine Wäsche waschen." On the bus/train or even in the car you can improve your listening skills with a German audiobook - preferably one you already know in English, so you'll have an easier time following the ...


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As @marstato already mentioned german tv News Tagesschau and heute are very useful (standard German without dialect). If this is too difficult or exhausting there are a free mp3 lessons with very easy stuff called Book2 (zip). And yes, talking with other people is the best but I think you wouldn't have asked if you have that possibility. Good luck for you!


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For reading I'd suggest the newspapers websites, e.g. http://www.spiegel.de or http://www.sueddeutsche.de. For listening you can watch the news on http://www.tagesschau.de or other TV shows on http://mediathek.zdf.de and http://www.ardmediathek.de/tv You'll have to talk to other students or German speakers to improve your speaking, obviously.



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