German: Listening

This guide offers resources on German language, literature, culture, history, and current affairs.

Exercises and Online Videos

German.Yabla.com
This site offers a variety of short videos with the dialog reproduced below the screen in both German and English text.  You can also slow down the player if you want.  You don't have to subscribe to Yabla's service to sample their video offerings.  The videos are fun and stress everyday colloquial language.

About.Com--Listening
Skip the sponsored links and go to About.Com's exercises using the tabs.

Language Guide--Deutsch
Click on a picture and hear the word pronounced.

Literature Read Out Loud

Naxos Spoken Word Library
  NAXOS is a streaming audio book database comprised of more than 750 American classics, German classics, plays, philosophical works, and musical biographies including notable authors such as Plato, Austen, Chaucer, Dickens, Shakespeare, Nietzsche, Goethe, and many more. Many recordings are accompanied by on-screen text. Marquette's subscription allows up to five simultaneous users. No minimum user requirements and apps are available for the iPhone and iPod Touch

Vorleser.net
  Get free mp3 downloads of literature read out loud. 

The Luther Bible--Excerpts
  Sample these excerpts from Luther's translation of the Bible