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Daily News in Simple German – Learning German Online

News in Simple German – Easy as Eins, Zwei, Drei!

If you are a beginner to the German language or looking to improve your language skills, you might think you’re stuck with certain designated reading material.

While books are essential for getting with grips with the Grammatik und Wortschatz (grammar and vocabulary), it’s just as important to get a handle on the everyday German used in practical, real-life situations. One of the best ways to do this is through online content that publish news in simple German.

Say Hallo to ”Nachrichten in Leichter Sprache” or Easy Language News.

What better way to practice your German reading than with a daily dose of world events? The following German news websites feature current articles and news items in a simplified, easy-to-read format. The other good news is that the posts are updated frequently because, well…they’re news sites, and will be guaranteed to keep you supplied with a steady stream of easy-to-read German content!

A number of the following sites also feature audio to accompany the text, which is is of great help in getting the Aussprache spot on.

1. www.nachrichtenleicht.de

Featuring German and international news, culture and sport. The website also features a dictionary that lists the most common phrases and words used in its news posts. What a great idea!

2. www.mdr.de

Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR) is the public broadcaster for the federal states of Thuringia, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. Established in January 1991, it has its headquarters in Leipzig and regional studios in Dresden, Erfurt and Magdeburg. The website features audio to accompany news items.

3. www.augsburger-allgemeine.de

The Augsburger Allgemeine Zeitung is a major German regional daily newspaper offering selected news articles in Leichte Sprache.

4. www.ndr.de

NDR Fernsehen is a regional television channel targeting northern Germany, specifically the states of Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Hamburg and Bremen.

5. www.sr.de

Saarländischer Rundfunk (Saarland Broadcasting – SR) is a public radio and television broadcaster serving the German state of Saarland.

 

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