How much time do you spend on Instagram every day? Don’t worry, I am not going to judge you if you say “a lot”. Instagram is probably the app I spend most of my free time on. So I got an idea, why not improve your German a little bit while checking your Instagram news feed? Of course, you can’t learn German just from liking and commenting images on Instagram. But a little bit of extra practice in addition to your regular German course is always a good idea. Today I am sharing my top 10 Instagram accounts that will help you to learn and improve your German.
Deutsche Welle is one of my favorite resources for learning German and their Instagram account is also worth following. They post different content from quotes in German language to photos of Germany. But what I like most are the mini quizzes where you have to choose the right answer and put it in the comments.
QuikkGerman posts short videos and pictures with a very detailed explanation in captions. There are also little quizzes where you can post the right answer in the comments.
“Wo ist eigentlich die Steckdose?” . “Where is the socket, actually?” . “Wo” (where). Since this is a question word, its position has to be at the beginning of the sentence. . “eigentlich” (actually/in fact). This word is optional and today’s sentence would still sound perfectly fine, if we omitted it. By adding “eigentlich”, we emphasize that we want to know where the socket (“Steckdose”) really is. . “die Steckdose” (socket)
German Word Of The Day is a relatively new account where I post German words with English translation. You can save photos of the new words to an Instagram folder or take a screenshot and save it to your phone.
Ich brauche ein neues Handy. – I need a new phone. Wo hast du dein Handy gekauft? – Where did you buy your phone? Ich will dieses Handy kaufen, aber es ist zu teuer. – I want to buy this phone but it is too expensive. Ich habe zu viele Apps auf meinem Handy. – I have too many apps on my phone. Er ist immer an seinem Handy! – He is always on his phone. Kennt ihr die Leute, die handysüchtig sind? – Do you know people who are addicted to their phones?
This Instagram account offers various content for German learners. You can find funny pictures and quotes (German humor exists!), vocabulary lists, bits of grammar and more.
In this Instagram account, you will find useful grammar charts and visual vocabulary lists.
Days of Deutsch is a very cute account that I would probably follow even if I was not interested in the German language. The girl behind the account takes photos of things and the German word next to it. So simple, but so beautiful.
Basicgermanwords is another creative account that reposts photos of German words you see in daily life. You can also get featured if you use the hashtag #basicgermanwords for your photos.
Hack Your German posts interesting German phrases with English translation and explanation. Here you can learn the expressions that are usually not taught in a standard German course.
This account is good for learning new German words.
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As the name of Instagram account reveals, you can learn new words with pictures.
If your level of German is good enough to understand basic conversation, you can start following German speaking Instagrammers. Just choose the topic you are interested in and look for most popular people in this niche. Read their photo captions for reading practice and listen to their Instagram stories for listening practice.
For example, I love to travel and follow a bunch of travel accounts on Instagram. I looked up some German speaking travel bloggers so I can practice German at the same time when looking at stunning pictures from all over the world. My favorite so far are Adi and Valeria from adislittlecity and valeriaslittlecity. They are Swiss and even though I don’t understand very well what they say in their Instagram stories (they speak Swiss German), photo captions are written in perfect High German.
Another Instagram account I recommend for everyone who is learning German is germanwithjenny. Jenny is a native German speaker, she teaches language online and has a blog and Youtube channel. Check it out!
Do you know any other Instagram accounts that are useful for learning German? Share them in the comments!
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