Review: 4 Favorite YouTube channels to learn German

After studying and/or working during the majority of the week, sometimes you just want to relax with an easier/passive method of learning German. One that doesn’t involve extensive grammar lists, tiring homework and mind-numbing adjective endings. I often refer to a few of my favourite channels on YouTube when I still want to learn something but I don’t want to bore myself to death.

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Jenny is my favourite video blogger for German at the moment. She covers tremendous topics well beginning most videos with a list of new words, rules and then closing with tons of context based/usage examples. She has videos by CEFR level and also regularly does interesting blogs to help you get better at understanding spoken German. I also like some of the interviews she connects with other interesting folks such as polyglots, politicians, expats etc.

VERDICT: BEST FOR INTERMEDIATE LEARNERS

2. Easy German

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The most interesting part about watching Easy German videos is that even though they follow a certain theme and sometimes cover specific grammar topics, they mostly make videos based on every day life situations and people who you often meet on the street. It helps a lot not to learn context in a stiff scenario but how the language is colloquially spoken and/or used. I laugh a lot watching some of the videos and I”m sure you will too.

VERDICT: BEST FOR INTERMEDIATE LEARNERS

3.Learn German with Ania

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Ania’s approach has been one of traditional teacher-student learning with homework at the end of each video. For absolute beginners, I would say this is a great way to get started. Especially if you plan to self-teach yourself and do not have much time to attend language classes. She has also started vlogging for when you need a change in the pattern of traditional videos.

VERDICT: BEST FOR BEGINNERS

4. Get Germanized

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If you’re some one who likes to learn more about the culture surrounding a language as well as get some language learning at the same place, Get Germanized is a fun option. This is also an interesting channel for people to watch before they move to German to get a hang of cultural shocks and interesting/strange things one may expect. I found this blog to have the most different approach to learning German especially by integrating culture as a centrepiece.

VERDICT: BEST FOR ALL LEVELS

Some of the other channels that are also worth checking out include the following:

Don’t Trust the Rabbit

Deutsch für Euch

viel Spaß beim Lernen!

2 thoughts on “Review: 4 Favorite YouTube channels to learn German

  1. Beautiful crisp blog. This should be really helpful for language enthusiasts like me. 🙂 German has a mathematical structure like Sanskrit but that’s difficult to decode for most linguistic experts. Congratulations on being able to evolve this website around so many topics in just as interesting ways as there could be! You do a great job and I love the way you love your blogs! 🙂

    Regards, Nehal

    सा विद्या या विमुक्तये On 24-Sep-2017 6:55 pm, “Indian Girl in Germany” wrote:

    > indiangirlingermany posted: “After studying and/or working during the > majority of the week, sometimes you just want to relax with an > easier/passive method of learning German. One that doesn’t involve > extensive grammar lists, tiring homework and mind-numbing adjective > endings. I often” >

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    1. Thanks a lot Nehal. I am not sure if the bit about the mathematical structure is the same, but yes it is quite complicated and doesn’t follow specific logical patterns. Its always a challenge but also quite a delight to learn a new language. Good luck with all the new languages you’re working on! 😀

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