German links

German flag.gifGerman in Years 8 and 9 - Use the school username and password given to you at the beginning of the year to access a wide range of fun vocabulary, grammar and word order games you can practise at home as well as at school.

Languages Online - Click on Deutsch and look for relevant exercises. Ask your teacher for guidance if you can't find what you need.  German Steps – BBC site with lots of handy basic phrases, particularly useful for those going on the German Exchange or travelling to a German-speaking country. 

German flag.gifGCSE German Years 10-11

Use your Vocab Express username and password to revise all of the GCSE German vocabulary.

Languages Online: Click on Deutsch - Scroll down the page for exercises and grammar notes

BBC GCSE German Bitesize -

To check pronunciation during Stage 2 of Controlled Speaking Assessments, use



German flag.gifAS and A-level German Years 12-13

For help with grammar, try: 

Languages Online

For research for oral topic and RBE, use:



Slow German Podcast – talks by a native speaker on a range of topics covered in the GCSE & A-level courses. Transcripts are available at Video podcasts on Berlin Wall

BBC – Witness: 50 Years since Berlin Wall was built

Deutsch Welle: Slowly-spoken news in German 


Typing You can type accented characters with ALT codes, which use the ALT key and a 3 or 4 digit code. However, ALT codes only work with the numeric keypad, NOT the row of numbers across the top of your keyboard. So they won't work on a laptop unless you hit number lock to activate the number pad "built into" the right-side of your keyboard. To type accents with ALT codes, hold down the ALT key, then on the numeric keypad type the three or four digits listed here. When you release the ALT key, the character will appear. ä ALT + 132 Ä ALT + 142 ö ALT + 148 Ö ALT + 153 ü ALT + 129 Ü ALT + 154 ß ALT + 0223 Euro symbol € ALT + 0128



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Review Date: 

01/05/2011 (All day)