Learn German online for free (with these free tools)

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Learn German online for free with Podcasts, TV series and more โ€“ย Do you want to learn German using free online tools? Here are some suggestions for you!ย Whether you are taking your first steps in this language or just want to practice, with these German free courses, tools, tv-series and platforms you can improve your German language skills!

Podcasts in German to learn the language

Deutsche Welle

On the website of the German newspaper Deutsche Welle there is a whole section for learning German. Lots of multimedia content including videos and podcasts. Also, you can find them at a normal or slow speed. And yes, Deutsche Welle’s podcasts are completely free!

Go to the page: ๐Ÿ‘‰ ย https://www.dw.com/de/deutsch-lernen/podcasts-newsletter/s-11696

Coffee Break German

Coffee Break Languages is a site offering free online language courses and podcasts in various languages, including German.

Go to the relative German course page: ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://radiolingua.com/category/coffee-break-german/


Slow German Podcast

Annik Rubens is a journalist from Munich who decided to create podcasts to learn German. These podcasts cover German culture and society. The speakers speak “slowly”, to facilitate understanding. There are also ‘dialogues’ which are realistic conversations between native German speakers – they first speak slowly and then repeat the conversation at a normal speed. There are also transcripts of the podcast.

Go to the page: ๐Ÿ‘‰https://slowgerman.com/

Easy German Podcast

Easy German is a very interesting youtube channel for anyone who wants to learn German and, at the same time, discover many interesting facts about German society. In addition to the youtube channel, Easy German has also created many podcasts.

Go to the page: ๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.easygerman.org/podcast – Or check the Youtube channel:๐Ÿ‘‡

Deutschlandfunk Nova (Radio)

On the website of the German radio ‘Deutschlandfunk Nova’ you can choose the podcast that interests you most from numerous topics. Film, history, love, current affairs, media, nature, books – there is really a wide choice.ย These podcasts are for German listeners, so they might be more suitable for a student with intermediate (B1) to advance knowledge (C1).

Go to the page: ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.deutschlandfunknova.de/podcasts

Free website to learn German

Deutsch Fรผr Dich

Deutsch Fรผr Dich (German for you) is the portal of the Goethe Institut. ย It allows you to exercise your reading, listening, writing, grammar and vocabulary according to your level or the level you want!ย In addition, you can search for a partner to practise with or other students to exchange opinions and information within the forum section.

๐Ÿ‘‰You can register here (for free)


Founded in Germany, the Babbel app offers multi-level online German courses, short lessons, voice recognition tools to test pronunciation as well as personalised review lessons for each user and for all needs.

Visit the website๐Ÿ‘‰ https://babbel.com/

24h Deutsch

Ida is an unusual German teacher. On her youtube channel 24h Deutsch you can follow her in her everyday life and learn the most useful expressions and vocabulary for every context: in the city, at the museum, with friends, at the gym… any real-life situation you can think of.

The channel has been developed in cooperation with the Goethe Institut and the lessons are designed for an A2-B1 level audience. With its simple and effective explanations, making progress will be as enjoyable as a chat with friends!

Easy German (website)

See “Easy German” above.

Audiobooks in German


This is a good website that provides Audiobooks of German classics – such as the Baron Mรผnchhausen or Die Leiden des jungen Werthersย  -also, short stories and texts (from Edgar Allan Poe to Lao Tzu).

Go to the page: ๐Ÿ‘‰http://www.loyalbooks.com/language/German


Vorleser.net provides you with German audiobooks of all genres. There is also a relative youtube channel and an app.

Go to the page: ๐Ÿ‘‰Vorleser.net


On Librivox, you can find more than 2000 audiobooks in German read by volunteers. These texts are in the public domain: you can therefore download and listen them for free.

Go to the page: ๐Ÿ‘‰https://librivox.org/

Learn German – Youtube

On the youtube channel Learn German you will find a playlist of stories in German for all levels: A1-C2. The stories are read by native speakers and the text also appears on the screen, for those interested in following the reading or checking unknown words.

Go to the page: ๐Ÿ‘‰ learn german playlist

More Youtube Channels to learn German online for free…

Deutsch mit Benjamin

Benjamin is a German teacher who is very active on Instagram and YouTube. As the videos are completely in German, this channel might not be the first choice for a beginner.

Hallo Deutschschule

The Hallo Deutschschule videos are perfect for both understanding grammar and improving pronunciation.

Deutsch mit Marija

This channel is highly recommended for those taking German language certification exams.

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