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Best online resource for leaning German

Hello, can anyone recommend me the BEST online learning resource for German?

I was already doing Duolingo some months ago and I was learning German for about two months but unfortunately, it is very bad if you wanna learn German conversationally. It's more of a supplementary resource for vocabulary learning and grammar but what you learn there is not useful for learning German in a certain situation.
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Re: Best online resource for leaning German

There is no BEST learning tool. Try a combination of Duolingo and go to a Migros Klubschule.

Best way to learn a language is to practice with people.
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Re: Best online resource for leaning German

Hi

I have tried Rosetta Stone and found it very helpful for the pronunciation (they give you direct feedback about it). The Goethe Institute has also some online courses for more systematic learning. I have no personal experience with them.
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Re: Best online resource for leaning German

I have tried lot's of different methods for learning both french, high-german and swiss-german:


- Rosetta Stone / Michel Thomas / phone apps
- Self study books for grammar and verbs
- Intensive courses for a month at a language school in DE / FR
- Face to Face teachers
- Skype classes


German I am at C1/C2, french C1. For me, in the end the most effective way to learn was Skype classes with professional qualified teachers (iTalki) combined with simply speaking with my neighbours, my child's daycare teachers and some grammer verb drills from a book. I find the passive (free) methods not very useful, or maybe when you are really still at the beginning.



Choosing a Skype teacher over classroom-based learning was due to the flexibility (e.g. Sunday morning classes), costs and I can pick a teacher with a teaching style I like.
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