Is there a place like google word couch or any quiz place for German? I have recently started learning German from Youtube (Lingoni german) and a mobile app Duolingo. Now, while going through a few answers, I have seen that German StackExchange hates learning languages from youtube. But my country is completely under lockdown, so there are not many choices. Like any beginner, I am facing a huge challenge with German pronunciations (if anyone has any advice please help me, I am desperate!). I was hoping if there were places where I can read stories in German (like children book stories), or like I mentioned above, word couch or quiz places that can help me in my endeavors.
I am a self learner too.
For pronunciation, I use Leo(dictionary), Reverso(translation site) and youglish.
German reading material (with audio) that I like...
- If you like Netflix (even youtube), you can use this extension on computer or laptop to help translate the subtitle (not on Android phone though). You can save the words for review later as well. https://www.languagereactor.com/
For grammar, I find having a text book to be useful to ensure a more systematic coverage.
- Basic German: A Grammar and Workbook (by Heiner Schenke and Karen Seago, Published by Routledge) - Very basic
- Grammatik Aktiv (published by Cornelsen) - the book is written in German, also includes a code to access online audio listening exercices.
www.deutsch-ueben.tk and www.deutschlernerblog.de have lots of free exercises with explanations. The activities have corrections, so you receive feedback (from the computer, of course). The web site of Goethe Institut has free activities and videos too. The three of them sort the activities according to the language level, so you should do those for A1 level.