Students often ask me what they can do to practise more German in addition to their textbook or course. I always tell them to think of their hobbies and find some German resources. For example, a football fan can find a German website of a football club, a music fan can follow a German singer’s music, etc… to find new vocabulary that is particularly interesting to them. It is also a good way to reinforce grammar terms while reading things of interest instead of textbook German.
The other day I suggested this to somebody who then told me he liked listening to Church hymns and following German church services.
I already wrote a blog post about 15 Things to find in a German Church and another one How to attend a German church service without leaving home
What else is there for you to practice your German?
This is a video from the ‘klassische Kirchenlieder’:
EDIT July 2018: A friend just showed me this beautiful video and I just had to add it:
You can read stories aimed at German children, which makes it easier for you while you’re still learning. The following sites are all free:
If your German is advanced, you could attempt to read a German bible.
I’ll leave you with one final video – the Lord’s Prayer in German:
So, if you think you have a hobby or interest that I haven’t written about, let me know and I’ll see if I can find enough material to turn it into a blog post full of ideas for practising more German.
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