UCL CENTRE FOR LANGUAGES & INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION (CLIE)

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  • Die Welt

German national daily newspaper with live TV news channel on its website. German and international current affairs, opinion pieces, arts and culture, finance and sports. Ideal to help you build your vocabulary at any level but particularly intermediate and advanced.

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German national daily newspaper with live TV news channel on its website. German and international current affairs, opinion pieces, arts and culture, finance and sports. Ideal to help you build your vocabulary at any level but particularly intermediate and advanced.

  • taz (Die Tageszeitung)

Daily newspaper based in Berlin concerned with politics and social issues. taz is an alternative newspaper founded in West Berlin in 1978. Far more than any other newspaper listed here, they are concerned with societal injustice – whether it’s environmental, feminist, hetero-normative, or economic. Their Ausland section focuses on the inhumane conditions that prevail in many parts of the world today.

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Daily newspaper based in Berlin concerned with politics and social issues. taz is an alternative newspaper founded in West Berlin in 1978. Far more than any other newspaper listed here, they are concerned with societal injustice – whether it’s environmental, feminist, hetero-normative, or economic. Their Ausland section focuses on the inhumane conditions that prevail in many parts of the world today.

  • Bild

German daily tabloid, offering full colour news explosion on every page, focusing on the shocking and entertaining. News about German celebrities and rather conservative views on politics and social issues.

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German daily tabloid, offering full colour news explosion on every page, focusing on the shocking and entertaining. News about German celebrities and rather conservative views on politics and social issues.

  • Süddeutsche Zeitung

South German newspaper - one of the largest daily newspapers in Germany.

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South German newspaper - one of the largest daily newspapers in Germany.

  • FAZ

Frankfurt daily newspaper with an e-paper available. Includes both regional and national news and covers a vast variety of topics. Despite its conservative bias, the writing is eloquent with lots of literary references. For intermediate and advanced learners.

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Frankfurt daily newspaper with an e-paper available. Includes both regional and national news and covers a vast variety of topics. Despite its conservative bias, the writing is eloquent with lots of literary references. For intermediate and advanced learners.

  • Frankfurter Rundschau Online

Daily Frankfurt Review with an e-paper available. Includes both regional and national news and covers a vast variety of topics.

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Daily Frankfurt Review with an e-paper available. Includes both regional and national news and covers a vast variety of topics.

  • Zeit

German weekly newspaper offering a review of the week in politics and public affairs as they affect Europe and especially Germany. Die Zeit includes a weekly news magazine that gives extended treatment to major economic, political, and cultural topics beyond the coverage of related subjects in the newspaper itself. The site also includes a user friendly archives section.

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German weekly newspaper offering a review of the week in politics and public affairs as they affect Europe and especially Germany. Die Zeit includes a weekly news magazine that gives extended treatment to major economic, political, and cultural topics beyond the coverage of related subjects in the newspaper itself. The site also includes a user friendly archives section.

  • Berlin Online

Main daily newspaper for Berlin, includes information about "what's on" in Berlin.

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Main daily newspaper for Berlin, includes information about "what's on" in Berlin.

  • Spiegel

Der Spiegel is one of the foremost news magazines in the world, reporting on affairs of national and global significance and featuring strong investigative journalism. It is like a German blend of Time and Newsweek so German learners will pick up high-level analytical language, political terminology and a broad-based awareness of current events. Suitable for intermediate and advanced students.

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Der Spiegel is one of the foremost news magazines in the world, reporting on affairs of national and global significance and featuring strong investigative journalism. It is like a German blend of Time and Newsweek so German learners will pick up high-level analytical language, political terminology and a broad-based awareness of current events. Suitable for intermediate and advanced students.

  • Focus

Focus is a German news-based publication, with an emphasis on economics and politics. Many of the pieces tend towards shorter formats rather than the long-form journalism showcased in Spiegel, which can be helpful if you’re scanning for information or want to test your vocabulary with a quick read. Staying informed on the German Wirtschaft (economy) can be particularly helpful for language learners who are active in business, hoping to get hired by German companies or have regular dealings with German clients.

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Focus is a German news-based publication, with an emphasis on economics and politics. Many of the pieces tend towards shorter formats rather than the long-form journalism showcased in Spiegel, which can be helpful if you’re scanning for information or want to test your vocabulary with a quick read. Staying informed on the German Wirtschaft (economy) can be particularly helpful for language learners who are active in business, hoping to get hired by German companies or have regular dealings with German clients.

  • Stern

German news magazine. Stern offers plenty of human interest pieces, cultural coverage and profiles of prominent people, generally accompanied by high-quality photo spreads. The language won’t be as challenging as the average article in Focus, but it can be a great publication for learning about significant figures in German society and is often entertaining as the overall tone is lighter than most of its news magazine competitors. For intermediate learners.

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German news magazine. Stern offers plenty of human interest pieces, cultural coverage and profiles of prominent people, generally accompanied by high-quality photo spreads. The language won’t be as challenging as the average article in Focus, but it can be a great publication for learning about significant figures in German society and is often entertaining as the overall tone is lighter than most of its news magazine competitors. For intermediate learners.

  • Neon

Magazine where readers can post and discuss articles on the forums. For young people written by young people, Neon features plenty of strong photography. The writing focuses mainly on lifestyle, culture, travel, sexuality and humour, but heavier stories also make an appearance. This is your magazine if you want to learn to speak expressively about cultural issues. Or if you love random trivia – the regular feature Unnützes Wissen (useless knowledge) includes twenty laugh-out-loud facts relating to the silliest subjects.

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Magazine where readers can post and discuss articles on the forums. For young people written by young people, Neon features plenty of strong photography. The writing focuses mainly on lifestyle, culture, travel, sexuality and humour, but heavier stories also make an appearance. This is your magazine if you want to learn to speak expressively about cultural issues. Or if you love random trivia – the regular feature Unnützes Wissen (useless knowledge) includes twenty laugh-out-loud facts relating to the silliest subjects.

  • Brigitte

Lifestyle magazine for women focussing on fashion, beauty, travel, living, food, family etc. A great and fun way to build on your informal language and Germany's current popular culture knowledge.

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Lifestyle magazine for women focussing on fashion, beauty, travel, living, food, family etc. A great and fun way to build on your informal language and Germany's current popular culture knowledge.

  • Computer Bild

German fortnightly computer magazine. It is the most widely read computer magazine in Europe and provides up-to-date information and background knowledge on the subjects of computers, telecommunications, online services and home electronics. Readers benefit from a multitude of reviews, courses and reports.

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German fortnightly computer magazine. It is the most widely read computer magazine in Europe and provides up-to-date information and background knowledge on the subjects of computers, telecommunications, online services and home electronics. Readers benefit from a multitude of reviews, courses and reports.

  • Schöner Wohnen

The most widely-read design magazine in Europe. Focuses on architecture, interior design and decorating ideas. A visually pleasing and interesting way to build your vocabulary on this topic.

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The most widely-read design magazine in Europe. Focuses on architecture, interior design and decorating ideas. A visually pleasing and interesting way to build your vocabulary on this topic.

  • GEO

Educational magazine with detailed reports accompanied by professional photography (similar to National Geographic). Focuses on travelling, geography and nature. A great way to build both formal and informal scientific vocabulary and travelling phrases.

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Educational magazine with detailed reports accompanied by professional photography (similar to National Geographic). Focuses on travelling, geography and nature. A great way to build both formal and informal scientific vocabulary and travelling phrases.

  • Manager Magazin

German monthly business magazine focusing on business, finance and management. Ideal for familiarising yourself with Business and Finance terminology and vocabulary.

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German monthly business magazine focusing on business, finance and management. Ideal for familiarising yourself with Business and Finance terminology and vocabulary.

  • Think German

A website devoted to raising the profile of the German language among speakers of English through a series of events and projects. To promote the German language and the culture of German-speaking countries the Think German Network (TGN) initiative has been established by German Departments at universities across the United Kingdom in collaboration with the German, Austrian and Swiss Embassies and numerous British and German as well as Austrian and Swiss institutions.

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A website devoted to raising the profile of the German language among speakers of English through a series of events and projects. To promote the German language and the culture of German-speaking countries the Think German Network (TGN) initiative has been established by German Departments at universities across the United Kingdom in collaboration with the German, Austrian and Swiss Embassies and numerous British and German as well as Austrian and Swiss institutions.

  • Germany Inside Out

This website accompanies the TV series Germany Inside Out. Both the website and TV series focus on five key locations and the places around them - Hamburg, Berlin, Eastern Germany, Munich and Cologne.

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This website accompanies the TV series Germany Inside Out. Both the website and TV series focus on five key locations and the places around them - Hamburg, Berlin, Eastern Germany, Munich and Cologne.

  • What's so funny about German?

Stand-up comedian, Henning Wehn, takes a humorous look at the German language in ten short videos. A fun, interactive way to learn the language basics.

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Stand-up comedian, Henning Wehn, takes a humorous look at the German language in ten short videos. A fun, interactive way to learn the language basics.

  • Talk German

An introduction to the German language.

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An introduction to the German language.

  • Deutsch Plus

These 10 online topics are based on the 20-part TV series and build on the absolute basics of Talk German

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These 10 online topics are based on the 20-part TV series and build on the absolute basics of Talk German

  • German essential phrases

Basic phrases, accommodation, food and drinks and other useful simple phrases. Ideal for the beginner student of German, especially if you are planning a visit to a German speaking place.

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Basic phrases, accommodation, food and drinks and other useful simple phrases. Ideal for the beginner student of German, especially if you are planning a visit to a German speaking place.

  • LEO

Useful German dictionary. Find translations from and to German from the following languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish, Russian and Chinese.

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Useful German dictionary. Find translations from and to German from the following languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish, Russian and Chinese.

  • Bab.la

Bab.la language portal offers you dictionary translations, language quizzes & games, vocabulary lessons for learning and much more. bab.la is interactive: You can enter your own translation, create your own language test or your own vocabulary flashcards.

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Bab.la language portal offers you dictionary translations, language quizzes & games, vocabulary lessons for learning and much more. bab.la is interactive: You can enter your own translation, create your own language test or your own vocabulary flashcards.

  • Word Reference

A very useful German - English, English - German online dictionary.

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A very useful German - English, English - German online dictionary.

  • Dict.cc

Online dictionary, useful for all levels of language learning.

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Online dictionary, useful for all levels of language learning.

  • Cicero

Magazine for political culture, articles often written by high-profile guest authors. Eloquent writing - suitable for all levels but more so for intermediate or advanced learners.

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Magazine for political culture, articles often written by high-profile guest authors. Eloquent writing - suitable for all levels but more so for intermediate or advanced learners.

  • Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Swiss, German-language daily newspaper published in Zurich. The newspaper is known for its objectivity and detailed reports on international affairs, stock exchange, and for the intellectual, in-depth style of its articles. Great for intermediate and advanced learners and offering an alternative to all the Germany-based media listed here.

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Swiss, German-language daily newspaper published in Zurich. The newspaper is known for its objectivity and detailed reports on international affairs, stock exchange, and for the intellectual, in-depth style of its articles. Great for intermediate and advanced learners and offering an alternative to all the Germany-based media listed here.

  • Hilfreich

This website offers expert information, ideas and advice on various topics ranging from education to career to family advice.

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This website offers expert information, ideas and advice on various topics ranging from education to career to family advice.