Learn German Online

The best way to learn German online

Whether you just want to learn a few German words and phrases, or you want to go further, we’ve got the answers to all your German language questions! We're talking great tools, great tips, audio lessons, and the inside word on how to speak German confidently and understand the German language quickly and effectively...

This page will show you exactly how all of these great "learn German online" resources work, so that you can make the most of your German study time. From understanding how German grammar works, to a whole range of really helpful German vocabulary, these fantastic German lessons will make sure that you can get your point across when you're traveling to Germany or other German speaking country.

How to Perfect Your German Pronunciation with Rocket Record

Let's get your learning German online experience started with the main tool to use so that you can sound like you ARE a native German speaker! Let's find out how Rocket Record, the pronunciation tool from Rocket German, can help you achieve this! (Note that for true voice recognition you will need to use the Chrome browser, or the free Android/iOS apps.)

Try it here with this basic German conversation:

Rocket Record allows you to listen to the way native speakers say hundreds of German words and phrases. Then you can record yourself and accurately compare your speech with that of the native speaker.

It really is a fantastic way to learn German by increasing the amount of German vocabulary you know, and at the same time massively improving your German pronunciation and accent. Rocket Record is great for your confidence!

Virtually every German word and phrase in these lessons uses our Rocket Record voice comparison technology to get your pronunciation sounding as close as possible to a native German speaker.

How to Understand Spoken German with Testing

Virtually all of our German lessons have a Testing section at the bottom of the lesson, which contains our exclusive testing tools. Testing has three testing components, Hear It Say It!, Write It!, and Know It! all scientifically designed to enhance your recall and understanding of spoken German.

1. Hear it Say it!

Training your ear for German can be one of the things that German learners find the hardest to master. That’s why we came up with Hear It Say It!

Here’s how Hear lt Say It! works. A randomly selected audio track from within each lesson is played. After listening to the track you’re prompted to record yourself saying the word, compare the way you say it to the German speaker, and rate how well you understand what the speaker was saying. A very powerful tool to tune your ear to spoken German!

Have a go with Hear It Say It! here

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Improve your understanding of spoken German. With Hear it Say it! you can tune your ear to German, increase your vocabulary and improve your pronunciation at the same time! Ready?

  • Click the Get Started button below
  • LISTEN to the audio (and touch up your pronunciation with Rocket Record if you like; Chrome/Firefox/Edge desktop browsers only)
  • Click REVEAL to see the word/phrase and see the translation
  • Just click your RATING to continue

See how many words you've rated at each level below. Just click on the number below each rating to review your words and phrases.

2. Write it!

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Write it! helps you to improve your written German and your understanding of sentence structures. Just listen to the audio and type in what you hear!

  • Click the Get Started button below
  • LISTEN to the audio
  • WRITE down, in German, what you hear
  • Click REVEAL to see the word/phrase and see the translation
  • Your answer will be automatically RATED, just click the rating to continue

Tip!

Click the keyboard icon for a German keyboard

It's one thing being able to pronounce German words correctly, it's quite another figuring out how those sounds turn into written words.

Write It! is the self-testing tool that lets you find out how well developed your German ear really is and get you used to German sentence structure. Just listen to the native speaker saying a word or phrase, then try to write it correctly in the space provided. There's a special character keyboard available if you need it, so you can get it exactly right.

When you're done click reveal, and you get to see how well you did, and get a rating for that word or phrase.

Test your writing skills with Write It! here:

3. Know it!

Now, all the training in the world won’t help you if someone is talking to you in German and your mind freezes when it’s your turn to speak! That’s why we developed Know It! , the self-testing tool that really puts you on the spot!

Know It! pulls randomly selected English words and phrases out of each lesson and prompts you to record yourself saying the German translation, compare yourself to the German speaker, and then rate how well you did! You really need to know your stuff for this one but the benefits are huge in maximizing how quickly you can come up with the right thing to say when someone is speaking German to you!

For a real challenge try out Know It!:

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Know it! tests you on your ability to translate English to German! Ready?

  • Click the Get Started button below
  • READ the word/phrase
  • RECORD yourself saying it in German (Chrome/Firefox/Edge desktop browsers only)
  • Click REVEAL to see the word/phrase in German and listen to the German audio

More on learning German online with Rocket German

If you really want to learn German online quickly and easily then I recommend taking a look at some of our other free German lessons.

Or you can find some handy tips and tricks for effective ways to learn German here

If you are looking for something more specific then check these out:

What comes next?

When you're ready to take your German learning to the next level Rocket German has just the right course for you. You can get a free lifetime no-obligation trial of Rocket German here and check out sample lessons from the full course.

Each level of Rocket German has over 30 Interactive Audio Lessons as a major component. These audio tracks average 25 minutes in length and are designed for you to use at the gym, during your commute, or any spare time that you have.

You can listen to the first Interactive Audio Lesson from Rocket German Premium here (if you like it and want to download it then sign up for the free trial!):

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Who am I?

Hallo, my name’s Paul, and I’m the host of Rocket German. I come from the beautiful country of Germany, which means German is my native language. That also means that I know just how hard it can be to learn a new language, because I’ve been there learning English. Together with my English speaking colleague, Nik, I want to help you to speak and understand German while cutting your learning time in half.

I’ve travelled the world over and have found that languages are a great way to meet people and discover new things. I really want to make your German learning experience rewarding and fun!

My goal, just like Rocket Languages’, is to help you reach your goal.

Paul

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