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After studying and/or working during the majority of the week, sometimes you just want to relax with an easier/passive method to learn German. One that doesn’t involve extensive grammar lists, tiring homework and mind-numbing adjective endings. I often refer to a few of my favourite YouTube channels to learn German when I still want to learn something but I don’t want to bore myself to death.

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Jenny is my favourite video blogger for German at the moment. She covers tremendous topics well beginning most videos with a list of new words, rules and then closing with tons of context based/usage examples. She has videos by CEFR level and also regularly does interesting blogs to help you get better at understanding spoken German. I also like some of the interviews she connects with other interesting folks such as polyglots, politicians, expats etc.

VERDICT: BEST FOR INTERMEDIATE LEARNERS

2. Easy German

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The most interesting part about watching Easy German videos is that even though they follow a certain theme and sometimes cover specific grammar topics, they mostly make videos based on every day life situations and people who you often meet on the street. It helps a lot not to learn context in a stiff scenario but how the language is colloquially spoken and/or used. I laugh a lot watching some of the videos and I”m sure you will too.

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VERDICT: BEST FOR INTERMEDIATE LEARNERS

3.Learn German with Ania

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Ania’s approach has been one of traditional teacher-student learning with homework at the end of each video. For absolute beginners, I would say this is a great way to get started. Especially if you plan to self-teach yourself and do not have much time to attend language classes. She has also started vlogging for when you need a change in the pattern of traditional videos.

VERDICT: BEST FOR BEGINNERS

4. Get Germanized

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If you’re some one who likes to learn more about the culture surrounding a language as well as get some language learning at the same place, Get Germanized is a fun option. This is also an interesting channel for people to watch before they move to German to get a hang of cultural shocks and interesting/strange things one may expect. I found this blog to have the most different approach to learning German especially by integrating culture as a centrepiece.

VERDICT: BEST FOR ALL LEVELS

Some of the other channels that are also worth checking out include the following:
Don’t Trust the Rabbit
Deutsch für Euch
viel Spaß beim Lernen!

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