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Learning tips from our librarians
Our librarians have done some research for you and put together some great German language learning tips and online resources, all of which are available free of charge.
You run out of reading material and you can’t get out either? Then check if you can’t find your favourite book in the Onleihe of the Gothe-Institute. Besides e-books you can also borrow films, audio books and magazines for a limited period of time
Cool German book classics you’ll surely find in the Gutenberg Project. No matter if you are looking for Grimm’s fairy tales or if you prefer to read a science fiction novel, you will surely find something here. The world’s largest German-language literature collection free for everyone.
Click here for the English language version of the Gutenberg project. Among the 66.000 digitialized works you will surely find one or the other book. Everything as always free of charge. And if you don’t feel like reading, there are also e-audios.
Here’s a game where you take on the role of evil. Drop your moral objections and become a propagator of disinformation. Keep an eye on the two counters that measure your followers and your credibility. Your goal is to win as many followers as possible without losing credibility. Obvious lies cost points!
Whether it’s to prepare for school leaving exams – or to find out more about “the old books” from school: Here you can find programs on schoolbook classics – and of course on the current “star topics”. The “Sternchenthemen” are binding texts for the German Abitur in Baden-Württemberg. Every year, more than 30,000 pupils deal intensively with three literary works that can be examined in the Abitur. 2020 is a main topic: Travel poetry from Sturm und Drang to the present (from 2020). Also “Der Steppenwolf” by Hermann Hesse, “Faust I” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and “Der goldne Topf” by E.T.A. Hoffmann.
If you want to use your time as best as possible, the platform that works like a social media channel is the right one. The offers are filtered by target groups (e.g. 6-10 years, 11-14 years and 15-18 years) and areas (e.g. German, foreign languages, MINT and learning mix) and consist of innovative learning formats (e.g. interactive videos, micro-learning elements, multimedia presentations).
The BR Mediathek offers a wide range of video learning material, with which pupils* can learn the most important subjects such as German, English, mathematics, biology or chemistry online. Simply from home.