Authentic Resources for German Classes


Images

Blogs by German speakers

http://deutschlernen-blog.de/ - Lots of resources including songs, podcasts, grammar and generally interesting topics.

Environment

http://www.talkteria.de/forum/topic-8169.html - A forum about climate change

Fashion
http://www.laredoute.at/AT/de/Home/Index.aspx - online clothes catalogue
JustinLatex.co.uk Latex Clothing, Rubber Catsuits Shop
CostumesOK.com Lycra Spandex Zentai Suits, Halloween Costumes
http://www.kaleidos.de/2010/04/25/kleidung/#more-3066 - text giving opinions about clothes and fashion

Film

http://www.kino.de/ - film site with reviews and trailers


Food and Drink

http://www.oetker.de/oetker/produkte.html - information about Dr Oetker products
http://www.chocri.de/ - chocolate seller, create your own chocolate bars and ice-cream

Greetings

http://www.clip2go.com/deutsch-englisch/wl_Saying+hello+in+German_1877_0.htm - fantastic video of Germans saying hello in different ways. See also http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=3936178A38BB5F87 for other similar videos on a wide range of topics

Health

http://www.gesundesleben.at/ - site all about healthy living
http://www.der-eisprungkalender.de - everything about ovulation

Housing, rooms and furniture

http://www.ikea.com/de/de/
http://www.remaxonline.de/ - online estate agent
http://jvm-wozi.de/das-wohnzimmer/- an artificially constructed living-room that represents the average German home and a swiss one http://www.jvm.ch/wohnzimmer/?fd=1&ff=1

Personality and description

http://www.beliebte-vornamen.de/ - everything about the most popular German names
http://www.namen-namensbedeutung.de - about the meaning of names

School

http://www.medi-kids.de/schule_1.htm - detailled information about the German school system
http://www.kinder-namensaufkleber.de/- all about BPA-free labels for children in kindergarten or school


Songs

http://www.goethe.de/ins/gb/lon/prj/pop/son/enindex.htm - Goethe institute site with lots of great songs including worksheets
http://deutschlernen-blog.de/blog/tag/musik-mit-deutschen-texten/ - Loads more links to songs that could be used in the classroom
http://www.mtv.de/

Sport and Leisure

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15160603,00.html - Article with explanations of football vocab
http://www.richtigfit.de/index.php?id=89 - Site with descriptions of lots of different olympic sports and a 'fun' section with a fitness quiz

Switzerland

http://www.swissworld.org/de

Towns

http://content.stuttgarter-zeitung.de/stz/page/detail.php/2173603 - video survey about the attractions of Stuttgart

Television

http://www.heute.de/ - TV news available in the mediathek
http://www.zdf.de/ZDFmediathek/hauptnavigation/sendung-verpasst/ - Lots of programmes available to view online including gameshows/cookery programmes and police dramas. Some with German subtitles.
http://www.lindenstrasse.de/Multimedia/Videos/player.jsp?folge=1336 - popular soap opera full episodes available with German subtitles.
http://www.ardmediathek.de/ard/servlet/ - more programmes online including 'Verbotene Liebe' another soap.

Travel

http://www.austria.info/de - all about holidays in Austria
http://www.tripadvisor.de - reviews of hotels and restaurants listed with German reviews first
http://www.bahn.de/p/view/index.shtml - German trains with timetables


Work

http://www.sueddeutsche.de/jobkarriere/spiele/perstest/589/128378/ - look at the photo and guess what their job is

MISC


http://www.openculture.com/freelanguagelessons (UT Austin)

http://guides.library.yale.edu/content.php?pid=120620&sid=1089285 (Links to podcasts)

http://www.br-online.de/podcast/kategorien/mp3-video-download-podcast-uebersicht-kultur.shtml

http://www.namen-namensbedeutung.de/

http://www.schlaflosinmuenchen.com/podcast-folgen/

http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/deutsch-warum-nicht-series/id268481342

http://www.germanpod101.com/