Language Resources

German Language Resources

This page is a collection of learning resources for German at Reed. Questions? Contact the German Language Resource Specialist, Martha Cohn, at langlabbies@groups.reed.edu! 

Additional resources:

Class-specific resources

For German 220:

Grammar and Writing

Dartmouth's Guide to German Grammar

This set of in-depth explanations of German grammatical constructions is well organized, although the website looks outdated. It's a good resource for beginning and intermediate students who benefit from thorough explanations of German grammar in English and who are willing to spend time learning about a specific case/tense/construction.

LanguageTool

This spelling and grammar checker for German is available online, as a Chrome or Mozilla add-on, or as a download to integrate with LibreOffice. LanguageTool is available in many languages. While the interface displays in English, grammatical explanations are in German, making this a better resource for intermediate and advanced German learners.

Research

Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek

This massive collection of digital media from institutions--libraries, museums, universities--across Germany is freely searchable. The library contains many types of media, but it's possible to limit the search to text sources. You can also limit the search by license, allowing you to find only objects that are shareable, for instance. The site is available in either German or English, although object descriptions are generally in German.