Authentic Resources for German Classes


Blogs by German speakers - Lots of resources including songs, podcasts, grammar and generally interesting topics.

Environment - A forum about climate change

Fashion - online clothes catalogue Latex Clothing, Rubber Catsuits Shop Lycra Spandex Zentai Suits, Halloween Costumes - text giving opinions about clothes and fashion

Film - film site with reviews and trailers

Food and Drink - information about Dr Oetker products - chocolate seller, create your own chocolate bars and ice-cream

Greetings - fantastic video of Germans saying hello in different ways. See also for other similar videos on a wide range of topics

Health - site all about healthy living - everything about ovulation

Housing, rooms and furniture - online estate agent an artificially constructed living-room that represents the average German home and a swiss one

Personality and description - everything about the most popular German names - about the meaning of names

School - detailled information about the German school system all about BPA-free labels for children in kindergarten or school

Songs - Goethe institute site with lots of great songs including worksheets - Loads more links to songs that could be used in the classroom

Sport and Leisure,,15160603,00.html - Article with explanations of football vocab - Site with descriptions of lots of different olympic sports and a 'fun' section with a fitness quiz


Towns - video survey about the attractions of Stuttgart

Television - TV news available in the mediathek - Lots of programmes available to view online including gameshows/cookery programmes and police dramas. Some with German subtitles. - popular soap opera full episodes available with German subtitles. - more programmes online including 'Verbotene Liebe' another soap.

Travel - all about holidays in Austria - reviews of hotels and restaurants listed with German reviews first - German trains with timetables

Work - look at the photo and guess what their job is

MISC (UT Austin) (Links to podcasts)