Helpful Online Grammar Resources for learning German

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To a lot of people, German sounds a bit weird. It doesn’t have the verve of French, the fluidity of English or the melody of Italian. And when one actually engages in learning the language, it turns out to be quite complex. Starting with its interesting ability to form words that never seem to end. But the real depths of the German language lie in the grammar. Even though there are more complicated languages and most Germans themselves do not necessarily use it correctly, there is no way around it should you want to master the language.

To give you a head start, here are some helpful online sources for German grammar. 

 

  1. Deutsche Welle – Deutsch Interaktiv

    The “Deutsche Welle” (DW) is the German state international radio. It broadcasts worldwide in roughly 30 languages, offers a TV-program as well as a website (http://www.dw.com). But, and this is where it gets interesting, it also provides educational programs, such as online language courses. As the whole DW is state-funded, it is able to offer this service free of charge. Here’s the LINK.
     
  2.  Tom’s Deutschseite

    This page has a funny background. It was created by a guy called Tom (obviously), who originally set it up for his non-German girlfriend to support her have been successful. The more reason to take a LOOK.
     
  3. Canoonet

    This compilation of grammar-resources is provided by the Swiss IT-company Canoo. Even though the website looks rather outdated, it can prove to be a good help to learn some more about German grammar. The information was compiled and authored by a professional linguist. Check the website HERE.
     
  1. German Grammar

    German-Grammar.de supplies a large extent of examples and exercises. The site is run by a Berlin-based company, offering numerous services online. To be honest, to profit from the page, one has to look past its very old-fashioned exterior. One might say that the site tries to match the German language in its alleged drought. But the sheer information could be a goldmine. Check the page HERE.
     
  1. Learning Grammar with Lingolia

    A much more modern looking platform for learning German grammar is provided by Lingolia. Besides German, the website also offers resources for learning English, French and Spanish and can further be viewed in Italian and Russian. The site is very well structured in a practical tile-design and easy to use. Lingolia also provides an app for smartphones, so that you can even check your grammar on the go. You can find the platform HERE.
     
  2. Materials by Irmgard Graf-Gutfreund

    On her privately owned website, Austrian teacher Irmgard Graf-Gutfreund compiled a large collection of materials to support German classes. Among other employers, she used to work for the Goethe Institute. On top of the huge grammar section, one can find materials to all areas of studying German. Note that the page is in German and though the language is quite simple, you should already know some basics. Here’s the LINK
     
  3. Deutsch Für Euch – Youtube Channel

    The “Deutsch Für Euch (German For You)” Youtube Channel comprises a long list of video tutorials, including many clips that elaborate on German Grammar. The channel’s host, Katja, uses a lot of graphics to supply visual support for her explanations. You’ll find the channel HERE.
  1. Smarter German Grammar Videos on Youtube

    smarterGerman's online videos on Youtube are teaching the German grammar with efficient  techniques and unique style. For full disclosure, I should mention that smarterGerman is my own creation. I am trying to provide a swift and fun way to access all the depths of the German language. Check it out HERE.

 

We hope you’ll find these German grammar resources helpful in your quest to best the language.