TOP 10 FREE Websites to Learn German

Are you looking for some great resources to learn German for free? Then this list is for you. Please remember though, that all these ressources won’t help at all, if you don’t get active. In my experience, a combination of self-study and a teacher is the best way to learn a language. Self-Study will help you to get immersed in the language and a teacher will help you to stay focused and actually get used to talking to a native. In this list you will find 10 great resources for self-study as well as finding a teacher (without booking a plane ticket!)

(In no particular order … )


First things first: What would this whole list be without mentioning my own Website? Go ahead and watch my free Videos, subscribe to my free Newsletter and follow me on “my” free Facebook. 😉 Now, you can have a look at all the other cool websites out there:


Connect with Others

  • Great page to start with! You can upload your writings to get them corrected by others and in return somebody will correct yours.
  • Italki:  Another amazing website. If you are one of those who needs a teacher, then Italki might be just perfect for you! Upload your writings, teach other and get taught. If you don’t want to pay for a professional Skype teacher, just look for a language partner instead or get informal tutoring. 🙂 If you are interested in learning with me, please have a look at my Italki profile. (Look for Ania)
  • LifeMocha: All language content and activities on Livemocha are accessible using either points (which you earn) or beans (which you buy). You can earn points by completing learning activities and helping others. The more helpful you are–rating other people’s exercises, volunteering as a language partner, etc–the more points you earn… so if you get active, this is also completely free of charge.

Listening & Learning

  • Deutsche Welle: A German broadcasting service which has a free online German course. It is highly helpful for beginners. One can go step by step and learn different topics along with grammar exercises.
  • – Learn German with Free Podcasts -You can get a whole German Package for only $1. Just make sure that you don’t go to fast and click the right button when the “STOP – Please Read!” page pops up. It’s honestly a great deal! I used it myself with Portuguese Lessons.


  • On Fluentu you can learn from a real life video and German and English subtitles below the video are shown. It’s pretty amazing and fun! When you move the cursor to the subtitle, it will show the meaning. When you click it, you can see examples of the word in an extra window.


Do Exercises:

All of these websites have plenty of exercises from Beginner’s to Advanced Level. Do one exercise once/twice/… per week to work your way through German grammar.



  • The structure appears to be a bit weird at first sight, but once you dig into the exercises, you will understand why I am mentioning this website here.

May 16, 2016

5 responses on "TOP 10 FREE Websites to Learn German"

  1. Ich bin Ian aus Scotland.Meiner stade ist Glasgow.Das wetter ist nicht gut hier.Ich mag das way Du teach.Deutsch ist sehr hard fur me.Scottish now you are crazy but a excellent funny crazy.Herr Campbell.

  2. Wow you are the best!

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    Anja, you seem filled with life! Du bist eine gute Leherin!!!

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    Hi Ania! I just want to say thank you for doing these lessons for free. You are really a great help. I just had my A1 exam and I passed! I always recommend your youtube videos and website to all others who want to learn German. One month before my exam, I watched all your videos – was really great help because I just have my books with me and I only sit with a German tutor every Sunday for 2 hours. It’s hard for me to attend formal school because of my job. You’re such a very nice person. Hope to meet you when I get to Germany soon 🙂 I am currently processing Family Reunion Visa to join my husband. Vielen Dank!

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