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This WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources is a frequently updated Internet directory of over 2000 annotated links to high-quality English-language sources of information and analysis in a wide range of international affairs, international relations, international studies, global studies, and global education topics. These sites are carefully selected for their long-term value, favoring those with cost-free, authoritative information and analysis online. Each website is described only in general terms because of the typically rapid changes in details of its contents and features.




GERMAN LANGUAGE

 

Search Engines for German Language Sites


Search Engine Colossus and Search Engine Guide are comprehensive global master directories of local search engines for regional, country, or language-specific searches. Google Translate is a useful option. Glearch allows you to search for language and country-specific content in "top results from Google, Yahoo and Bing as well as the most popular search engines for the selected country."

German Language Search Engines and Portals-- MetaGer, Google Deutschland, Yahoo! Deutschland, Yabba!, Web.de

Internet broadcasts in German are accessible through the International Radio and Television page of this WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources.

Other Sources


bund.de – Verwaltung Online-- Internet portal for information from the German federal and länder governments, as well as a directory for general information about Germany-- "für Bürgerinnen und Bürger, Unternehmen und Verwaltungen der zentrale Zugang zu den elektronischen Leistungen und Informationsangeboten der Verwaltung im Internet."

Deutsch Akademie's Online German Course-- "The most comprehensive [free] grammar trainer in the German speaking world." The grammar and vocabulary exercises are structured according to selected textbooks and to the levels of the European Framework of Reference for Languages. The program allows exercising particular grammatical problems, with answers. Requires free registration.

Deutsche Kultur International-- Major source of information on German language and literature at home and abroad, including foreign cultural policies, exhibitions, conferences, libraries, schools, multimedia services, documentation centers, and student, scientist, or artist exchanges.

Deutsche Welle-- The official German shortwave radio news and features service, with online audio. Note their free online German language courses with audio, designed for beginners, advanced users, and teachers of the German language. There are also slowly spoken news reports in German.


Deutsched-- "German lessons divided into pronunciation lessons (along with audio examples), vocabulary lessons, and grammar lessons (along with exercises and grammar tables), plus other features... all the German lessons you'll ever need to learn the language."

dict.cc-- Interactive and extensive online English-German and German-English dictionary, with forum, audio, toolbar, and vocabulary trainer, where "every visitor can suggest new translations and correct or confirm other users' suggestions."

Die Zeit-- Famous national weekly German newspaper, with a free online archive of stories going back to 1946.

German Academic Exchange Service-- The main German sponsor of student and professor exchange between Germany and other countries, internationalization of education, promotion of German studies overseas, and German educational cooperation with developing countries-- the best source on study, research, and teaching in Germany, with information on and applications for each program.


German Answers-- Informative, lively, and wide-ranging site about the German language and all things related to German-speaking countries.

German Language-- About.com's colorful and helpful guide to things German, but especially to the language.


German Resources-- From Schoolshape, many interactive audio and visual exercises for various levels of proficiency, in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Mostly free and created by teachers. Visitors can also create their own resources and share them with others.

German Studies Web-- Selected and evaluated scholarly resources in German Studies, for all German-speaking countries, from the Western European Specialists Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.


Germanic Research Web-- "Interactive research guide for Germanic Studies at Harvard University created by librarians in the Harvard College Library in collaboration with faculty and departments."

Germanistische Fachinformationen im WWW-- Annotated guidance from the Freie Universität Berlin.

Goethe-Institut-- German government-sponsored but autonomous cultural foundation with a worldwide network that supports "all those actively involved with Germany and its language and culture." Posts some of its publications and information on many aspects of Germany and the German language.

Learn a Language: German-- From Visual Link Languages, "created by the U.S. Institute of Languages... to help people bridge communication gaps and to give back to the world in which we live." Includes vocabulary, phrases, dictionary, cultural notes, blog, and forum.


Noows-- Online magazine with national and international news such as politics, economics, sports, life, and so on, with special city sites for Berlin.

TypeIt.org-- "This page allows you to easily type German characters (such as umlauts) without a German keyboard. You can edit your text in the box and then copy it to your document, e-mail message, etc."

Vocabulix-- Learn German free online, with vocabulary lessons, conjugation tables, verb drills, grammar tips, and dictionary.

Web German: Deutsch im Netz-- "Interactive webexercises, animated grammar presentations, audio enhanced vocabulary lessons, and select links to sites in German-speaking countries.  Designed for German language learners, teachers and travellers who want to get the most out of the Internet for foreign language learning."


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This section of the WWW Virtual Library system was created, and is edited and maintained, by Dr. Wayne A.Selcher, Professor of International Studies Emeritus, Department of Political Science, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA 17022-2288  U.S.A., as a volunteer and non-profit public service. This website copyright 1997-present by Wayne A. Selcher. E-mail: selchewa@etown.edu