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German Language Learning Guide

Suggests resources and strategies for learning German using materials from the library, elsewhere on campus, and on the web

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    Getting Started

This guide offers suggestions for utilizing the wide variety of German language learning resources that are available at the University of Michigan, and points to additional online resources that can further enhance learning.  Whether you are looking to learn a few basics for an upcoming trip, need some knowledge of German for your research, or want to refresh your memory of German learned previously, this guide offers suggestions for a wide range of needs.

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Search the Mirlyn catalog by the subject "German Language".  You can narrow your search as desired by any of the following subdivisions:

  • self-instruction, i.e. "German language--self-instruction"
  • study and teaching
  • textbooks for foreign speakers
  • conversation and phrase books
  • sound recordings for English speakers
  • grammar
  • dictionaries


This guide was created by Laura Brubacher of the Language Resource Center.

Maintained by Jennifer Nason Davis.

For help with library resources on German literature, history, or politics contact Kristen Castellana.

For help with learning the German language, contact the U-M Language Resource Center.