Whether you are preparing for a business trip or just looking for the right way to order schnitzel, we’ve got you covered with some great selections for learning German.
August 16, 2021
So you’ve decided to learn German; that’s incredible! German is such a fascinating language. And whether you’ve planned an upcoming trip to a German-speaking country or you're simply looking for a new skill to master, audiobooks and podcasts can make the experience of learning German a bit easier and all the more rewarding.
Because everyone’s learning style is so different, there’s no one right way to learn a language. That said, listening to audiobooks to learn German can be a very effective way to pick up the language. One of the things that makes audiobooks such a great way to learn languages is the convenience factor. It’s easy to find time to listen to an audiobook every day, whether it’s just a few minutes in between other activities or a few hours while you’re on a drive or doing chores.
There are two main requirements for learning German, or any language, and making it stick: consistency and immersion. Audiobooks are great for consistency because you can easily make them a daily habit. And needless to say, audio is also great for immersing yourself in a language. With a German audiobook in your ears, you can just let the vocabulary, grammar, and cadence wash over you. While you might not pick it all up right away, the immersive nature of audiobooks makes the information easier to recall and remember than, say, simply flipping through a textbook.
Most importantly, audiobooks are fun. Learning a new language is like taking a journey to a different culture and a different way of seeing the world. The audiobooks on this list will help you find the fun and wonder in exploring a new language. No matter if you’re just beginning to learn German or you’re an advanced speaker looking to expand your German vocabulary, there’s an audiobook on this list to meet your needs, suit your style, and keep you talking!
Looking to continue your adventure in German long after you've finished the audiobooks of your choice? Then why not listen to Deutsch mit Schmidt, an ongoing podcast that will help you continue to build up your German language skills and work towards fluency. Each episode is hosted by Sascha Schmidt, who speaks in German for the entirety of the podcast in a clear, friendly, and approachable style.