|German Language FAQ Menu|
Frequently Asked Questions
About Learning German
This FAQ menu page leads to frequently asked questions and advice about learning German. Find answers related to typing German text on your computer, viewing streamed German audio/video on the Web, learning German grammar and vocaulary, or setting the DVD region codes on your computer.
Main German FAQ Menu
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS by Category
German Characters FAQ
Help with typing German on a North American computer keyboard, or working with foreign keyboards.
Germanic Genealogy FAQs
Help for tracing your Germanic roots.
Streaming Audio/Video FAQ
How to listen to German TV and radio on the Web.
Tutor Directory FAQ
How to to find a tutor of German or get listed as a tutor.
TIPS AND HOW-TOs
The Best Films for German-Learners
What are the best movies in German or English for someone who is learning German? See the results of our poll.
DVD Code Solutions
If it's legal to switch DVD region codes (and it is), then why is it so darn difficult to do?
Why German-learners should switch from VHS to DVD. An article from your Guide.
DVD: How To Switch Region Codes
A detailed how-to by your Guide, based on his personal experience in switching the region codes on a laptop with a DVD drive.
Euro facts, figures and a euro timeline. All about Europe's new currency - in both German and English.
How to Follow the News in German
Tips and strategies that even beginners can use to follow the news in authentic German.
How to Tell Time in German
Tips and strategies for telling time in German.
The German Top 1000
Which German words are most frequently used and therefore most important to learn? An introduction to the top one thousand German words for reading.
Using Authentic Language Sources on the Web
Techniques and tips (some from readers). How even beginners can use "real" German on the Web to learn the language.
Special Character Chart
Our Special Character Chart tells you the Alt-codes for typing special German characters, German quotation marks and more.
Can Your PC Speak German?
A detailed look at all the options for typing special German characters on an English-language keyboard.
Computer Keyboards Abroad
Where the heck is the @ sign? German and other European computer keyboards, Internet cafés and computer terms in German.
An article about some important differences in German versus English punctuation.
Our annotated English-German glossary of computer terms.
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