You are learning German and wondered where you can practice listening and comprehension? Podcasts are a great way of listening to German on the bus, on the tube or whilst walking. There are a number of podcasts and it can take quite some time to work through them all before you find what suits you best.
I thought it’d be a good idea to let you know which podcasts we recommend to our students at various levels:
A great podcast for beginners is ‘Mission Europe‘. Provided by Deutsche Welle, a public broadcaster from Germany, it is best suited to those with no prior knowledge of German. The podcast is free and has exercises, audio, videos and tests.
Also from Deutsche Welle is ‘Marktplatz – Business German‘ – a podcast covering German economics and business topics. This podcast is for intermediate learners. Twenty six chapters, each chapter with an audio file and manuscript, will teach you everything that is needed to conduct business in Germany.
Then there is ‘Slow German‘, a free podcast produced by Annik Rubens – a broadcast journalist from Munich. With a clear, concise voice and non-accentuated German, Annik produces great podcasts for advance learners, covering topics from everyday life in Germany.
If you need help with conversing or writing in German, then it’d be best to start having German lessons. Get in touch!