Virtual Library

This WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources is an Internet directory of over 2000 annotated links to high-quality English-language sources of information and analysis in many international and global studies topics. Sites are carefully selected for their long-term value, favoring those with cost-free, authoritative information and analysis online.



Search Engines for German Language Sites

German Language Search Engines and Portals-- MetaGer, Google Deutschland, Yahoo! Deutschland, Yabba!,

Internet broadcasts in German are accessible through the International Radio and Television page of this WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources.

German Language Learning Sites – Verwaltung Online-- Internet portal for information from the German Federal and Länder governments, as well as a directory for general information about Germany-- "für Bürgerinnen und Bürger, Unternehmen und Verwaltungen der zentrale Zugang zu den elektronischen Leistungen und Informationsangeboten der Verwaltung im Internet."

Deutsch Akademie's Online German Course-- "The most comprehensive [free] grammar trainer in the German speaking world." The grammar and vocabulary exercises are structured according to selected textbooks and to the levels of the European Framework of Reference for Languages. The program allows exercising particular grammatical problems, with answers. Requires free registration.

Deutsch Happen-- "Bite-sized German lessons for self-learners," with videos, podcasts, and other resources. Also see the Deutsch Happen YouTube Channel, "with videos that go a bit deeper into German grammar, vocabulary, idioms and other topics."

Deutsche Welle-- The official German shortwave radio news and features service, with online audio. Note their free online German language courses with audio and video, designed for beginners, advanced users, and teachers of the German language. There are also slowly spoken news reports in German.

Deutsched-- "German lessons divided into pronunciation lessons (along with audio examples), vocabulary lessons, and grammar lessons (along with exercises and grammar tables), plus other features... all the German lessons you'll ever need to learn the language." Interactive and extensive online English-German and German-English dictionary, with forum, audio, toolbar, and vocabulary trainer, where "every visitor can suggest new translations and correct or confirm other users' suggestions."

Die Zeit-- Famous national weekly German newspaper, with a free online archive of stories going back to 1946.

German Academic Exchange Service-- The main German sponsor of student and professor exchange between Germany and other countries, internationalization of education, promotion of German studies overseas, and German educational cooperation with developing countries-- the best source on study, research, and teaching in Germany, with information on and applications for each program.

Goethe-Institut-- German government-sponsored but autonomous cultural foundation with a worldwide network that supports "all those actively involved with Germany and its language and culture." Posts some of its publications and information on many aspects of Germany and the German language.

Learn a Language: German-- From Visual Link Languages, "created by the U.S. Institute of Languages... to help people bridge communication gaps and to give back to the world in which we live." Includes vocabulary, phrases, dictionary, cultural notes, blog, and forum.

Noows-- Online magazine with national and international news such as politics, economics, sports, life, and so on, with special city sites for Berlin. "This page allows you to easily type German characters (such as umlauts) without a German keyboard. You can edit your text in the box and then copy it to your document, e-mail message, etc."

Vocabulix-- Learn German free online, with vocabulary lessons, conjugation tables, verb drills, grammar tips, and dictionary.

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This section of the WWW Virtual Library system was created, and is edited and maintained, by Dr. Wayne A.Selcher, Professor of International Studies Emeritus, Department of Political Science, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA 17022-2288  U.S.A., as a volunteer and non-profit public service. This website copyright 1997-present by Wayne A. Selcher. E-mail: