Sunday, February 19, 2012

Linktipp: Practice with Lyrics

Hello German learners! As you may have already noticed, I like to surf through cyberspace looking for new and/or great websites that can help us learn German (there are many out there). 
These days  I came across a nice one:
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Lyrics Training is a great website that allows you to practice your understanding of lyrics in music videos. You simply select the song you want to listen to and Lyrics Training will upload the video and start to play the song along with subtitles.

Depening on the level you select (beginner, intermediate, advanced), there will be certain words missing from the subtitles that you have to complete yourself as the video plays. The video and subtitles automatically stop until you have completed the missing word! You don´t know or understand the word, then simply press the Tab button to go on, or Back Space to hear the line again. The program keeps a record of the words you could not understand for you to review afterwards (Vocabulary section). At the end you get a score that shows how well you have done.

There are lots of languages to choose from (not just German) and you can add your own songs to practice. So you can shoot two rabbits at once by listening to your favorite song and learning its lyrics.

Detailed description on how to use the website you will find hereposted by an English teacher.

Click here
to check out the website!

What do you think about it as a way of learning and practicing German?  

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. 

(Berthold Auerbach)


  1. I really like it.
    I think more ways to learn some language make it more fun specially if you are busy and don't want to stress you mind by typical learning methods.
    Also I think to get used to some language you should get used to its culture.

  2. Using lyrics is a sensational idea, I started finding artists I liked using 'related' on youtube and myspace, soon had a dozen groups and a hundred songs, then googled for their lyrics. So much more motivating then pre packaged words and phrases. And wow there are some great Deutsh Bands.

  3. Indeed, learning with music can be fun!