David Talbot

Learning with Deutsche Welle News

Wed 02 November 2011 / deutsche wellegermannews

When it comes to learning new things, I'm all for keeping it short and sweet.  I'm the kind of person who would much rather write a postcard to someone - filling in one small side of card is infinitely easier than having to fill two sides of paper.

I guess this is why the Deutsche Welle news site works so well for me - the site consists of news bulletins, roughly five minutes long.  Content is available as audio with an attached transcript.  I've just started using the LWT concept so this works brilliantly for me - I listen to the audio, referring to the text when I hear something which doesn't make sense.  Content is updated pretty much daily.

The rest of the site is well worth a visit, too.  Plenty of resources for German learners.