A while ago I wrote how listening to German radio stations can help with learning German, and then the blog post Learn German with Children’s TV Programmes  for people who have started learning German.

Today I’d like to give some suggestions for those who already understand enough to watch a bit more advanced TV.

Just like the BBC iPlayer, German TV stations also have websites with videos. Unfortunately, thanks to the GEMA ( a performance rights organisation in Germany) you won’t be able to watch all the videos, sometimes you may see some text like on the following screenshot:

 

Fortunately, there is still enough for you to watch. Have a look at the following websites, where you can watch news (Nachrichten), Sport, documentaries, soaps, even whole films. Just be aware that films which were originally shown, say, after 8pm, will only be available after 8pm (unlike our iPlayers, where you can watch films at any time, no matter whether they were meant to be after a certain time).

Check out -

Das Erste  Here you can also watch Germany’s equivalent to Coronation Street Lindenstraße, which has nice short 30 minutes programmes (click on ‘Folge verpasst’ top right to see the latest one).

ZDF

WDR

SAT1

It is not that easy to suggest programmes to watch, as everybody is interested in different things. So, go and have a look at those sites, play around, click on links, find videos, watch whatever interests you and ENJOY what you DO understand.

Alternatively, check out Deutsche Welle where you can listen to news spoken slowly. You can also read the transcript. Either way, don’t worry if you don’t understand everything, you will in time, if you persevere.

And in case you need reminding,  I just found this picture on Facebook ;-)

 Never give up!

 PS. If you have watched some interesting German programmes, please share them with us either by leaving a comment below or on facebook. Others may like them, too!

 

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  • http://pharmastrategyblog.com/ maverickny

    Awesome, some German football is just what I need!

    • http://www.angelikasgerman.co.uk/ Angelika_Davey

      There’s plenty of that around, that should keep you busy for a long time (if that’s what you want :-))

  • http://www.facebook.com/marymezzo Mary C. Weaver

    German crime shows might be fun . . . well, in the way that any crime show can be fun. :-)

    • http://www.angelikasgerman.co.uk/ Angelika_Davey

      Of course they are fun :)