- Google.de and Yahoo! Deutschland are German versions of the popular search engine and web directory.
- German Government - facts, figures and useful links from the Government Press Office. Or try the German Information Center from the German Embassy in the US, which also has a weekly newsletter round-up of German news.
- Kuppelkucker is a fun guide to the German parliament (aimed at 10-14 year olds but good for grown up language learners too).
News and media on-line
- Deutsche Welle Radio & TV have an extensive site; aside from the expected news and schedules, they have a daily audio Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten (Slowly-spoken News) with transcript, and Wort der Woche.
- Die Welt - online version of the big daily.
- Der Spiegel - selected articles from the political magazine.
- Stern - "Germany's largest illustrated weekly"
- Wiener Zeitung is an Austrian newspaper.
- ZDF is the German TV channel available via satellite in the Language Learning Centre - their programme schedules are online.
- Juma - a magazine for young people.
- moviepilot.de is one of the largest film websites in Germany: interact with a community of native speakers around a database of over 50,000 movies with associated criticism, local and internationals reviews, and daily news articles.
- Oxford Dictionaries - the University Library subscribes to the full, unabridged bilingual Oxford dictionaries in Chinese, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
- LEO - German<->English dictionary including audio pronunciations and declinations.
- dict.cc is a respected user-generated German-English translation dictionary.
- Phonetics: The Sounds of German - animated articulatory diagrams from the University of Iowa (requires Flash 7 or above).
- Literaturwelt - a jumping-off point for German literature on the Internet.
- The Goethe-Institut is an official organisation which represents and promotes German culture and language world-wide. Their website includes a lot of teaching material.
- GermanTeaching.com includes lots of German worksheets and exercises, courtesy of .
- American Association of Teachers of German
- LinguaDict is a bilingual English<->German dictionary containing over 2 million words with many example phrases and idioms.
- Internet Handbook of German Grammar.
- Institut für deutsche Sprache includes a section on Rechtschreibreform, but the latest can be found at Kommission für deutsche Rechtschreibung.
Sources for further research...
- GFL Journal - an Internet journal for all Germanists, on teaching and learning German in an intercultural context.
- German History in Documents and Images - an impressive collection, including a good selection of maps relating to East & West Germany. From the German Historical Institute, Washington DC.
- About.com Guide to German Language - original articles and lots of links, plus discussion forum and chat room.