How to Learn German on Instagram

    By now, you are acutely aware that you can learn German on YouTube. There is obviously my channel in addition to a ton of other channels. But did you know you can also learn German on Instagram? Stop scrolling through the endless sea of fake influencers, bots and random memes and start using your Instagram account for something good, learning German. Today I will highlight some of the best Instagram accounts to follow to learn German every day and what they offer to German learners. 

    Let me preface this list by saying that these are not in any particular order. In fact, I purposefully randomized them before I started typing out my script, so I didn’t show one as my favorite and give the impression that I didn’t like another as much. These are all wonderful Instagram pages and I personally follow all of them. I would encourage you to do the same. Now, with that out of the way, let’s get into the list. 

    Follow German Learning Hashtags

    Before we get into the list of pages you should follow, my biggest and best recommendation would actually be to follow some hashtags. If you didn’t know you can do this, simply search for a hashtag such as #learngerman. Then tap on “follow”. Now when someone, anyone, posts about the hashtag #learngerman, you will see it in your feed. Provided it doesn’t get buried below all of the other things you follow. 

    I would recommend the following hashtags. (The links take you to each hashtag on Instagram, so you can follow them without having to search.)

    Beginner German with Herr Antrim

    #learngerman 
    #deutschlernen 
    #germanlanguage
    #germancourse
    #deutsch
    #deutschunterricht

    eine Tüte Deutsch

    First up is “eine Tüte Deutsch”, which in English would be “a cone of German”, as in a Schültüte (that giant cone that Germans are given on their first day of school in 1st grade filled with supplies, candy and small toys). This page is run by a wonderful woman named Kim. She alternates between static graphics with voice over which explain small grammar lessons or vocabulary and videos of herself talking, which include German subtitles. Often these two styles are combined in a multi-image or multi-video post. She usually posts every other day or so. Check out her page @einetuetedeutsch.

    Germanium Online

    Another great page with some cute graphics is Germanium Online. This page is run by Lia. Many of her posts center around a single word or concept and then show it in a variety of examples. For example, below I have embedded her post about the verb “sein”, which she shows how to conjugate in the Präsens, Präteritum, Perfekt, Plusquamperfekt, Futur 1, and Futur 2. She then encourages you to comment your use of the word. She is very active in the comments section of her posts, so it is a great way for you to get some practice in addition to just having the input from her posts. Her handle is @germanium_online

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    Germanium Online on Facebook

    Learn German Vocabulary (@germansimplify)

    As the handle and name indicate “Learn German Vocabulary” at the Instagram handle @germansimplify is simple and about vocabulary. They post a single word in German and English along with what part of speech it is. There is also audio so you know how to pronounce it. In the text part of the post, you will find an example sentence in German and English. Like I said, this page is simple. It is a great way to expand your German vocabulary a little at a time. They have a little over 1000 posts, so you have some catching up to do and a lot of vocabulary to learn.

    Deutsch Training

    On this next page you will find a huge variety of posts. To generalize what is on this page is a bit difficult. Robert said it best in his intro in the video at the top of this post. He does “micro-lessons”. Sometimes this means he breaks down a quote showing you the full quote first, then individual vocabulary you will need in order to understand the quote. He posts short quizzes, which include audio to hear the questions as well as see them. The answers to the questions are in the text portion of the post. There are posts about vocabulary that is specific to certain situations. There are other posts about famous places in Germany, which include trivia questions. Seriously, the amount of variety on this page is definitely something that stands out. It has something for everyone. His handle is @deutsch.training.

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    Official Website of Deutsch Training
    Deutsch Training on Twitter
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    Days of Deutsch

    Another great page for learning vocabulary is Days of Deutsch. They simply post images with a piece of paper on which it says a vocabulary word in German. The text for each post gives a bit more context for each vocabulary word. Their website daysofdeutsch.com is also pretty cool, so when you are done exploring their Instagram page @daysofdeutsch, check out their website too.

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    Official Website Days of Deutsch
    Days of Deutsch on Twitter
    Days of Deutsch on Facebook

    Fisnik Deutsch

    Another simple, but helpful page is Fisnik Deutsch. Most recently he has shared sentences with audio and English translations. These are on a variety of topics and levels. Older posts include grammar lessons, word of the day posts and more. His stories often include multiple choice questions about the German language, grammar and sentence structure. Check him out at @fisnik.deutsch.

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    Fisnik Deutsch on YouTube
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    Deutsch mit Benjamin

    One of the biggest names, in terms of followers on Instagram, is Deutsch mit Benjamin. His regular posts include pronunciation tips like the small differences between “Gesicht” and “Geschichte”. He goes into great detail in those videos and they are super helpful. Where his page really shines, however, is in his stories. They include quick multiple choice questions that can help you practice your German skills. The level at which the questions are targeted vary from post to post, but they generally tie back into his regular posts on his feed. 

    He also has a YouTube channel now, which includes one of my favorite German lessons of all of the videos on all of the channels out there, including my own. His video about listening to quickly spoken German and the analysis of a single sentence is phenomenal. He breaks down the emphasis on certain words or parts of words, the dropping of letters or syllables at the end of words and the slurring of one word into another. It is the best 23 minutes of German learning you will spend. Period. Full stop. I seriously can’t express how much I love that video.

    Anyway, if you want to follow him on Instagram, you can find him at @deutsch_mit_benjamin or on YouTube, via this link or just search for “Deutsch mit Benjamin”.

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    Official Website Deutsch mit Benjamin
    Deutsch mit Benjamin on YouTube
    Deutsch mit Benjamin on Facebook

    YouTubers on Instagram

    Speaking of YouTubers, you probably already follow several YouTube channels for learning German. If you weren’t already aware, however, most of those YouTubers also have Instagram accounts and they share content over there that they don’t on YouTube. This is a great opportunity for you to connect with your favorite teachers and get extra lessons from them. 

    Dein Sprachcoach

    I haven’t featured this channel in my other “YouTube channels for German learning” posts, but Dein Sprachcoach is a great channel both on YouTube and as an Instagram page. If you like my skits that I do on my channel, you need to check out Dein Sprachcoach. She does short topical skits that are not only entertaining, but also educational. Sometimes the skits explain common grammar errors other times she explains idiomatic expressions.

    Her YouTube channel has similar content, but in longer form and a lot more in depth, as you would expect from YouTube. She currently has under 5,000 subscribers on YouTube, but considering she just started uploading videos there in May, I would not be surprised if she reaches 100,000 subscribers before the end of 2020. Her videos are that good. You can follow her on Instagram at @dein_sprachcoach and on YouTube on the channel “Dein Sprachcoach”.

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    Dein Sprachcoach on YouTube
    Dein Sprachcoach on Facebook
    Download her FREE e-book

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    Die 90er … ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ … das ist schon langer her, oder? Und was ist das eigentlich?😄 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Das sind die Jahren zwischen 90 und 99 eines Jahrhunderts. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Zum Beispiel, den Zeitraum zwischen 1990-1999 nennen wir die Neunziger. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Bei der Schreibweise lässt uns die deutsche Rechtschreibung die freie Wahl.🤗 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Benutzt Du einen Bindestrich, dann musst Du das Wort groß- und zusammenschreiben. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✔️die 90er-Jahre ✔️die Neunzigerjahre ✔️in den Neunzigerjahren ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ohne Bindestrich sieht es so aus: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✔️die 90er Jahre ✔️die neunziger Jahre ✔️in den neunziger Jahren ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Achte darauf, dass „neunziger“ ein Adjektiv ist, das nicht dekliniert wird. Es bleibt also immer gleich. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ▪️Ich bin in den Neunizigerjahren / in den neunziger Jahren geboren. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ▪️Ich würde gerne in die Neunzigerjahre / in die neunziger Jahre reisen. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Das Gleiche gilt auch für andere Jahrzehnte: ✔️die Achtzigerjahre / die achtziger Jahre ✔️die Siebzigerjahre / die siebziger Jahre ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Wann bist Du geboren? Schreib’s in die Kommentare!😄 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ich bin sogar in den Achtzigern geboren. Ich sag mal lieber „tschüss“!🙊 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Einen schönen Tag noch!❤️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dein Sprachcoach Maria 🙋🏻‍♀️ . . . Noch mehr Videos auf meinem TikTok-Kanal🔥🔥🔥 #lernenmittiktok

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    LerneDeutsch

    The page with the largest Instagram following on my list for today is LerneDeutsch with over 187,000 followers. A lot of their posts are simple phrases in German that they read out loud. They also post listening comprehension videos, which are on a variety of topics. They started their YouTube channel over a year ago, but a few months ago they started posting videos more regularly. You can find them on Instagram at @lernedeutsch or on YouTube here.

    Beginner German with Herr Antrim

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    LerneDeutsch on YouTube
    LerneDeutsch on Facebook
    LerneDeutsch on TikTok

    Deutsch mit Marija

    One of the best YouTube channels, especially if you are trying to pass a German proficiency test is Deutsch mit Marija. Her YouTube channel is full of great content for anyone trying to reach the next level or study for a German exam. On her Instagram page you will find more behind the scenes type content. She shares what is going on in her life all in German. It is very interesting to see what she is working on and what she is up to next. You can find her at @deutschmitmarija.

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    Official Website of Deutsch mit Marija
    Deutsch mit Marija on YouTube
    Deutsch mit Marija on Facebook

    Yvonne the Online German Tutor

    Yvonne the Online German Tutor also has a YouTube channel where she shares a variety of grammar related lessons. These include simple topics like verb conjugation and more complicated topics like Konjunktiv 1 (used for indirect speech). On her Instagram page you will find more grammar lessons, but mostly in still image format. You can find her at @yvonne_the_online_german_tutor on Instagram or at Yvonne the Online German Tutor on YouTube

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    Official Website of Yvonne the Online German Tutor
    Yvonne the Online German Tutor on YouTube
    Yvonne the Online German Tutor on Facebook

    Deutsch für Euch

    It is no secret that one of my favorite YouTubers is Katja from Deutsch für Euch. On her instagram page you will find little grammar lessons and posts about whatever is going on in her world, mostly in German, so you can catch up with Katja and learn a bit of German at the same time. You can find her at @deutschfureuch. Just make sure to leave out the E for the word “für”, as that is a different account (and not nearly as cool).

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    Deutsch für Euch on YouTube
    Deutsch für Euch on Facebook
    Deutsch für Euch on Twitter

    Lingoni German

    Lingoni German formerly known as German with Jenny has a fantastic Instagram page, too. In their stories they post grammar questions and other polls. You can also find idiomatic expressions on their page and a ton of other awesome content. You can find them at @lingoni.german.

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    Official Website of Lingoni German
    Lingoni German on YouTube
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    Lingoni German on Twitter

    Easy German

    Everyone knows Easy German has one of the best YouTube channels, but their Instagram is equally as awesome. If you want shorter clips for learning German in bite-sized pieces, their page is great. @easygermanvideos

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    Official Website of Easy German
    Easy German on YouTube
    Easy German on Facebook
    Easy German on Twitter

    LanguageSheep

    If you like LanguageSheep’s graphics and style of teaching on YouTube, you can gain a lot by going to his Instagram page and checking out the graphics that he posts there. Unfortunately he isn’t very active there, so the best place to learn German from him is still his YouTube channel. @languagesheep

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    LanguageSheep on YouTube
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    Language Sheep on Twitter

    Wanted Adventure

    The YouTube channel Wanted Adventure is great for getting an American perspective on life in Germany. If you want to learn German with Dana as well, her Instagram stories are all in German. You can find out what is going on in her world, keep up on her latest projects, and listen to she and her husband Stefan speak German. It is a great way to increase your listening comprehension. In her stories she often includes English subtitles so you can check your comprehension that way. @wantedadventure

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    Official Website of Wanted Adventure
    Wanted Adventure on YouTube
    Wanted Adventure on Facebook
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    smarterGerman

    smarterGerman is also on Instagram and shares mini lessons and opportunities to engage in the comments to practice your German. @smartergerman

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    Official Website of smarterGerman
    smarterGerman on YouTube
    smarterGerman on Facebook

    Authentic German Learning

    Authentic German Learning shares inspirational and entertaining quotes in German on their page. @authenticgermanlearning

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    Official Website of Authentic German Learning
    Authentic German Learning on YouTube
    Authentic German Learning on Facebook
    Authentic German Learning on Twitter

    Don’t Trust the Rabbit

    I’ll be honest, you can’t really learn German from Trixi on Instagram. You can, however, get a glimpse into life in Germany and get a behind the scenes look at the channel Don’t Trust the Rabbit. @donttrusttherabbit

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    Don’t Trust the Rabbit on YouTube
    Don’t Trust the Rabbit on Facebook
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    Guess what I'm thinking about! :3

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    Get Germanized

    If you didn’t know this about Dominik from Get Germanized, he is actually a really good photographer and photo editor. I like following him on Instagram just because his images are stunning. That said, you can also learn German from him on Instagram, as he often posts stories and other videos in German. It also gives you a great insight into life in Germany.  @meisterlehnsherr 

    Follow Get Germanized Elsewhere Online

    Get Germanized on YouTube
    Get Germanized on Facebook
    Get Germanized on Twitter

    More Instagram Pages to Follow to Learn German

    Need daily memes in German? Follow @mmd.

    Make sure to follow the big names in the German education space. Deutschlernen from the Deutsche Welle and the Goethe Institut.
    @dw_deutschlernen 
    @goetheinstitut 

    Follow some cities and learn about their sites while also learning German. For example: Munich – @muenchen. Just search for a German city name, find the official Instagram page for that city and follow them. 

    Catch up on the news with the Tagesschau. @tagesschau 

    Learn something random knowledge that probably will have no impact on your day to day life, but might teach you some new vocabulary from @quarks.de.

    Herr Antrim

    Herr Antrim is a German teacher with over 10 years of teaching experience. In 2011 he started his successful YouTube Channel "Learn German with Herr Antrim". In 2015 he created this website to enhance the German language lessons he was providing on YouTube. He is now the author of his own e-book, "Beginner German with Herr Antrim". He has also been featured on numerous blogs and other sites.