Language learning isn’t just memorizing wordlists or grammar drills but also understanding a new culture.  Here are some links to get you started.

WDRmaus   – Children shows with many characters.

Bernd das Brot  –  Bernd is a pessimistic loaf of bread with hands that can talk.

Gutenberg –  Books, books and more books.  Pretty much any of the classics (Goethe, Kafka, etc) can be found here.


NMA  – News as shown by awesome cgi cartoons.  In both Mandarin and English.

Pleasant Goat  –  Yang the goat and his friends keep away from Big Big wolf.


Gaijinchronicles  – The observations of an American who has lived in Japan since 2004.

Let me know what else is good.