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Learn to speak German, to read German and to understand German with this free Podcast from Germany and Switzerland.


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Learn to speak German, to read German and to understand German with this free Podcast from Germany and Switzerland.




003 - Kaffee bestellen

In todays German lesson we will learn how to order einen Kaffee oder einen Tee. By the way, the audio file from lesson 002 was missing. I updated the link. If you don't find it in your Podcast program, come over to the blog at: Sorry for the inconvenience :-( Luzern, 11.12.2011 Stephan WiesnerUse this free podcast to learn to speak German.

The Android App (BETA)

I just released a beta version of the learn German Android App. Take a look at it, give me feedback and I will try to get it final in the christmas holidays at the latest. You can find a list of my Android Apps here: Introduction The app provides a German teaching course. It is based on the popular GermanPodcast I maintained for some years (and have discontinued for the moment). The lessons contain an audio file,...

112 - Learn to speak German - Do you own a smartphone?

Winter has come to Switzerland. Snow and ice (and closed airports) and long evenings at home. So this is a good time to start some new projects. I am currently thinking about resuming the podcast and I would like to write some small helper applications for smartphones. Word trainer, small vocabulary games and the like.So, if you own a smartphone, let me know which one. Please fill in the poll on the podcast homepage at Weisse Grüsse aus...

110 - Learn to speak German - Reisebericht Chile und Ojos del Salado

Ich bin zurück aus Chile und erzähle euch in der heutigen Folge, wie es uns in Chile ergangen ist und vor allem natürlich, wie wir den Ojos del Salado, den höchsten Vulkan der Welt, erlebt haben. Ein schriftlicher Reisebericht vom Ojos del Salado kann hier nachgelesen werden: Ein Lama vor dem Vulkan Parinacotta Farbige Berge im Lauca Nationalpark (hier bei knapp 5000m) Im Altiplano braucht es Spanischkenntnisse, um auch mal nach dem...

109 - Learn to speak German - Farben - Colors

In todays lesson of, the christmas lesson, I will teach you some colorfull words. red blue green yellow black white brown orange grey gold silver ......................... rot blau grün gelb schwarz weiss braun orange grau gold silber Luzern, 25.12.2009 Stephan Wiesner Use this free podcast to learn to speak German.

101 - Learn to Speak German- Chapter 1

In todays German lesson I read an excerpt from the book "Welcome to Switzerland", provide you with a number of new flashcards with German vocabulary and tell you how beautiful the autumn in Switzerland is (wie schön der Herbst in der Schweiz ist) . . . The next lesson is already in the making and it will teach you all you need to know about Possesivpronomen (mein Haus, meine Katze, etc.) . . . Die Bilder sind vom Flughafen Zürich . I sometimes change train there on my way to work. That...

100 - Learn to Speak German - A new Beginning

Welcome to German dem Podcast zum Deutsch lernen. All your mails and comments made me change my mind about the German podcast: I will continue with it! This lesson is not a German lesson, but an introduction. I will continue the next few lessons with text excerpts and exercises from the book Learn German with a story, which you can buy at amazon or (link on the homepage), so you might want to order it. Its only 2.5 EUR and available as a download or printed...

074 - Learn to Speak German - The End

This is the last session of I just don't have the time for all my interests and need to cut back on some of them and as there is already such a large amount of material available for you to pratice your German . . . well, I will not continue with the podcast. Lucerne, 26.01.2009 Stephan WiesnerUse this free podcast to learn to speak German.

070 - Learn to Speak German - Ein Besuch in Wien / a visit to Vienna

Vor kurzem war ich für ein Wochenende in Wien (Vienna) und morgen fliege ich noch mal für ein paar Tage hin. Grund genug, euch ein wenig über diese schöne Stadt zu erzählen. Wien ist die Hauptstadt von Österreich und hat rund 1.7 Millionen Einwohner. Wien ist eine sehr bekannte Stadt, die von vielen Touristen besucht wird. Wie man auf diesem Bild schön sieht, kann man das zu Fuss, im Bus oder in der Pferdekutsche machen... Zu einem richtigen Besuch gehört natürlich die berühmte...

Learn to Speak German - Lesson 069 - Marathon in Luzern und Galgenraten

Zwei Themen habe ich heute. Den Marathon in Luzern 26.10.2008 und das Spiel Galgenraten. Das Spiel ist ein kleines Programm in C#, dass ich geschrieben habe. Es ist zwar nur sehr klein, setzt aber evtl. updates von Microsoft voraus, so dass es nur auf aktuellen Systemen laufen wird. Im Verzeichnis gibt es eine Textdatei (vocis.txt), in der die Worte enthalten sind. Ihr könnt sie also einfach austauschen. Probiert es einfach mal aus .-) Am 26.10.2008 ist der diesjährige Marathon in Luzern....

065 - Learn to Speak German - Die Zugspitze

Diese Woche war ich das erste Mal in den Deutschen Alpen. Den höchsten Berg Deutschlands, die Zugspitze, haben wir auf der Route durch das Höllental erstiegen. Ausserdem waren wir noch in der Meiler Hütte (2374m) und haben ein herrliches Mittagessen gehabt. Zunächst wollen wir von der Zugspitze aus den Jubiläumsgrad machen, aber die Besatzung des Münchner Haus oben auf der Zugspitze war so unfreundlich, dass wir es nicht über uns gebracht haben, dort zu schlafen. Der Aufstieg durch das...

063 - Learn to Speak German - Guatemala

Sorry for the long time without a post, tons of things to do. I am currently planning a trip to Guatemala for 8 to 10 weeks, so this is a good opportunity to talk about the country. Furthermore I have canceled the contract for my apartement and still need a place to store my stuff and somewhere to sleep when I am back... You can find out more about Guatemala at Guatemala ist ein Staat in Zentralamerika, im Süden der Halbinsel Yucatán. Der Name...

062 - Learn to Speak German - Hotel Reservationen

Making a reservation in a hotel in a foreign country can often be a little difficult, especially when making the reservation by telephone. This lesson will give you the necessary tools to achieve this daunting task. We already had this topic in lessons 024 and 025, so you might want to take a look at the archive as well. The PDF (we have 8 pages today!) with the transcript, exercises, fotos, additional information, etc. Can be bought for only 49 Cents. It is in the same format as the PDF...

Learn to Speak German - Lesson 050 - Beim Arzt

Last weekend I lay in bed with a cold. So this weekend is a good time to talk about illnesses and how to get an appointment at the doctor in Germany and Switzerland. der Arzt/die Ärztin = doctor die Krankenschwester = nurse die Sprechstundenhilfe = receptionist das Wartezimmer = waiting room die Zeitschrift = magazine die Krankheit = illness die Grippe = flu die Erkältung = common cold der Schnupfen = common cold der Husten = cough das Halsweh = sore throat die Halsschmerzen =...


061 - Learn to Speak German - Beginner: Welcome to Switzerland

Todays lesson is a beginners lesson, as the last poll indicated that about 70% of you are studying German for less than 3 years. There is no PDF for todays lesson, but you can find a transcript of the text I read (and much more) at, you can also order it from Amazon, it might take a day or two longer to deliver, though. If you like it, please buy the book or pay for the download of the Ebook-version and write a nice comment at LuLu or at and if enough of you buy it,...

060 - Learn to Speak German - Arzt und Fragen (in Vergangenheit)

Today we talk about a very important topic: How to talk to a doctor. You will learn how to make an appointment and how to describe different symptoms. Lesson 050 was about this topic as well, so you might want to check there for further exercise. There are two Podcasts concerning the PDF transcript for today: Lessons 059 and 060. Todays picture shows the river Reuss with the Nölliturm in Lucerne Lucerne, 18.01.2008 Stephan Wiesner stephan@german-podcast.deUse this free podcast to...

059 - Learn to Speak German - Beim Zahnarzt

Todays German lesson is about how to make an appointment with a dentist. We will hear a telephone interview, then I will go to the dentist and she is going to examine me and give me a root canal treatment. Ouch! Lucerne, 13.01.2008 Stephan Wiesner stephan@german-podcast.deUse this free podcast to learn to speak German.


058 - Learn to Speak German - Mehr Lebensmittel und das Perfekt

Last Session was about food related topics and I want to continue with this in order to deepen your knowledge of food related vocabulary. And it is time to take a look at some grammar. The “Perfekt”, the “vollendete Gegenwart” is a good starting point. We are currently on place 18 of the American Top 25 (Education) on iTunes. If you like the podcast, why don't you vote for it on iTunes by following this link. The picture was taken on the 01.01.2008 on "Der Hengst" in the area called...


057 - Learn to Speak German - Stephan macht einen Salat (Video)

Hallo liebe Freunde, im Rahmen unserer Lebensmittel-Serie zeige ich euch heute mal in einem kleinen Video, wie ich einen Salat mache. Dabei tauchen viele der Vokabeln der letzten Episode wieder auf. Vorsicht, die Datei ist 38MB gross. Viel Spass und ... ... Film ab, StephanUse this free podcast to learn to speak German.

056 - Learn to Speak German - Lebensmittel

In today's lesson we will learn the names of some “Lebensmittel” taken from my kitchen. We start of course with Käse (cheese). Emmentaler is probably the most famous Swiss cheese. There is actually an area called “Emmental” which is very lovely. Looks kind of like the green hills I always imagined the hobbits from Lord of the Rings live in .-) Remember that there is a PDF containing the transcript and pictures of this lessen. Euch ein schönes neues Jahr, viel Erfolg und natürlich viel...