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In the current issue

For the linguist Luise F. Pusch the matter is clear: The German language is sexist. The pioneer of feminist language criticism has been fighting against this for many years - even if it is extremely exhausting.

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Improve your language skills with interesting reports, funny columns, practical tips for everyday life in German-speaking countries and much more! All articles are written by journalists and are available as easy, medium or heavy marked. Difficult vocabulary is explained for you in simple German. Learn with fun - and without a dictionary!

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Our audio texts are designed by journalists and experts for German as a foreign language and read by native speakers. In this way, the content is authentic and at the same time easy to understand for German learners. On German perfect audio you will find interesting listening articles and practical exercises - for example on grammar or idioms - in the language levels easy, medium and heavy. For each text there is also a transcript to read along.

In the current audio trainer

There are more and more people in the world. So what are we going to eat in the future? The “food4future” project is looking for new ideas.

In these listening texts you will learn important words and phrases that you need for a doctor's visit. For example: how do you describe pain and symptoms?
Are you looking for an apartment in Germany? Then you should use words like Cold rent, Self-disclosure and Handover protocol know. Learn and practice these here.
People give very different answers to the question: what is dangerous? Here, learn how to talk about risk and practice the new words with dialogue and listening skills.
The American wants to learn the language of her great-grandparents 'parents in Germany from her grandparents' great-grandparents and study cheaply. Hear more about their experiences.

Today almost everyone uses computers or smartphones every day. But do you know the most important words about computers, apps & Co? Test your knowledge with this listening comprehension exercise.

Cycling is one of the few sports that we have stayed in in times of no-contact. But: cycling is a little different these days than usual. Thilo Schmidt rode his bike through the fairly empty streets of Berlin for our report.

Practice German

How do the adjective declensions work? When do I use the accusative and when do I use the dative? Which preposition is the right one? With our exercises you not only improve grammar and vocabulary, but also practice spelling, prepare for specific communication situations and improve your listening and reading comprehension.

In the current exercise book

With the cover letter, i.e. the application letter, you show that you are the right person for the job. Learn here what the most important soft skills are called and how a cover letter is structured.