A recent study of languages used on the internet* shows that German is one of the most widely-used languages in the online world. It’s hardly surprising that English is the most-used language, the primary content language for 55% of all websites. Just under 6% of websites use German as a content language. While this may not sound a lot, it does represent a significant proportion, and only Russian, which is vast in area and number of speakers, has an equal share.
This means there’s no shortage of German language content available online for the keen learner to explore. With such a wealth of content, you are sure to find material on a subject which is of interest to you in German. This is a great way to challenge yourself and learn new vocabulary relevant to your interests. When we explore a subject matter that resonates with us personally, we are much more likely to retain what we learn.
Once you reach an intermediate level, you could also try switching to the German version of your search engine; it’s the perfect opportunity to practise your German and is an instrumental accompaniment to the German language course of your choosing. Though you may not understand everything you read at first, don’t be disheartened – practice makes perfect. If you’re unsure of anything, you can note it and discuss it with your German tutor to improve your understanding.
* Source: W3Techs