German is spoken by almost 100 million people as a native language, mainly in Austria, Germany, Luxembourg and Switzerland as well as in neighbouring countries. – an EU-funded website with interactive lessons in German from levels A1 – B1. Stronger on explaining grammar than teaching vocabulary. Also features resources for those considering moving to Germany or Austria. Free to use.

Deutsch Lernen – this website has a series of interactive grammar lessons for beginner and advanced learners. Free to use.

Deutsch – Warum Nicht? – an audio course that aims to get complete beginners to conversational fluency in 108 lessons. Produced by Deutsche Welle in collaboration with the Goethe Institute. Free to use.

Deutsche Welle – this is Germany’s international broadcaster, which also includes a site with materials for learners of German. Free to use.

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