Tutorials & Courses
Defense Language Institute German Basic Course - A very in depth course from the Defense Language Institute. Below are links to the different parts of the course.
Word List English-German
Word List German-English
Fokus Deutsch - 36 half hour episodes will help you to improve your German. Simply follow along, don't give up, even if it seems too difficult.
FSI German - The same course used by the U.S. government to train diplomats. This
course is now available in digital format thanks to a community effort.
German Tutorial - A great German tutorial.
Learning German - This page from Deutsche Welle provides several resources to help you learn German. Recommended.
Mango German - A new website that offers German lessons. 100 lessons are currently available. Each lessons has accompanying audio. This is a great resource. Free registration is required.
MyDailyPhrase.com - Simple weekly podcasts that help you to learn everyday German. Give it a shot.
Speak 7 - Free online German lessons. Includes grammar, vocabulary, and expressions.
Interesting Reading Practice
Anderson Stories - Several stories from Hans Christian Andersen, a few have accompanying audio.
Berliner Morgenpost - Online news.
Children's Library - Currently offers 37 children's books in German that can be read online.
Deutsche Welle - Up to date news from Deutsch Welle.
German Bible - The entire Bible available in German.
Google News - An excellent resource for online news articles in German. Highly recommended.
Logos Children's Library - Several pages of children's stories, many have an accompanying audio file. This is a wonderful way to improve your listening and reading skills.
Project Gutenberg - Several online books freely available.
Reuters Deutschland - A good selection of articles from Reuters.
The Little Prince - Available in German.
Wikipedia - Wikipedia in German. If online news isn't interesting enough for you, you can search for whatever you like on Wikipedia.
Things To Listen To
China Radio International - Lots of audio is available from China. An interesting resource from a different perspective.
Euro News - Current news articles that are accompanied by video. A great way to practice reading while listening.
German Bible - Available in MP3 format.
German Internet Radio - A large list of online radio stations that broadcast in German.
Global Recordings Network - Provides several free Christian audio recordings. A great resource.
Radio France International - Offers lots of audio.
Radio Sweden International - News and audio in German.
SBS Radio - Offers short audio files covering various subjects.
Vorleser.net - Free German audio books. Both audio and text are available.
Other German Resources
An Elementary Review Grammar of German - Several pages covering German grammar.
Digital Dialects - This website offers basic vocabulary and games to help you practice.
German Crosswords - Offers several crosswords to help you practice.
German Language Comics - This page links to several comics in the German language. A great way to practice.
German Vocabulary Guide - This is a great vocabulary guide. Simply move your cursor over the word or picture to instantly hear it pronounced.
German Word Frequency List - Top 1000 words. An interesting list of the 1000 most used words in the German language.
Internet Handbook of German Grammar - Like the name implies, a German grammar explanation.
Linguanaut - A useful collection of basic phrases.
Mission Berlin - Interactive spy stories. Uses lots of English, but they teach you German along the way.
Verbix - The best online verb conjugator I have found. Just type in a verb and Verbix will completely conjugate it for you.