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German Accent

The German accent is a standard one for actors to have readily available. Whether you're trying for a stereotypical German accent or something much more subtle, this download will lead you through the accent and clarify specific issues for you, such as the difference between High and Low German accents, ja!

$30.00

German Accent Learning Materials

  • The German accent materials include recordings of AccentHelp coaches Kate DeVore & Jim Johnson guiding you through learning the accent, plus tracks of Jim leading you through applying the accent to a practice monologue.
  • There are four volumes of native speaker recordings, plus PDF transcripts of their conversations so that you can follow along. In addition to people from Germany, we include recordings of German speakers from Austria, Luxembourg, and Switzerland.
  • You'll get a PDF of the teaching materials, plus three more formats of the same book: a PDF file to print, MOBI for Kindle, and EPUB for other portable readers.
  • This accent is appropriate for productions of Cabaret and other plays. You also hear it in films like the Indiana Jones series and the films by director Werner Herzog.
  • The German accent is commonly divided into two subsets: High German, which is spoken in the mountainous south of Germany, and Low German, which is spoken in the northern lowlands. Both of these major divisions are discussed in these materials for learning the German accent.
  • All of the sound files are in MP3 format so that you can play them on your computer, load them onto your phone, or burn them to a CD.
  • You'll receive a link via email so that you can download all of the materials as ZIP files directly to your computer. (Phones can't handle zip downloads, but you can transfer the files once you have them on your computer.)
  • You'll also get future updates for free!

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Listen to a Sample!

Audio files in Five Volumes (307.6MB, 653minutes)

German Vol 1: Learning the Accent

  1. Sound Placement, Intonation and Helpful Hints (16:23)
  2. Consonant sound changes (19:44)
  3. More Consonant sound changes (14:44)
  4. Vowel sound changes (12:57)
  5. changes to Diphthongs (2:45)
  6. Pronunciations (1:16)
  7. Practice Sentences (2:47)
  8. Text Practice (22:42)
  9. Text Intonation (8:26)
  10. Text Example (4:46)

German Vol 2: Native Speakers from Germany

  1. Male from Freiburg Germany reading (1:20)
  2. + his conversation (2:59)
  3. + speaking German (:30)
  4. Male from Hamburg reading (1:45)
  5. + his conversation (2:24)
  6. Male from Potzdam reading (1:12)
  7. + his conversation (3:25)
  8. Female from Bamberg reading (1:28)
  9. + her conversation (3:44)
  10. Female from Wurtsburg reading (1:11)
  11. +her conversation (6:18)
  12. Male from Bod Neustadt reading (:54)
  13. + his conversation (2:34)
  14. Male from Soltau reading (1:02)
  15. + his conversation (3:38)
  16. Female from Weinheim reading (1:00)
  17. + her conversation (7:06)
  18. Male from Munchen in conversation (7:27)
  19. Male from Cologne reading (1:24)
  20. + his conversation (5:48)
  21. Male from Dissen reading (1:21)
  22. + his conversation (3:13)
  23. Male from Ludwigshafen am Rhein reading (1:30)
  24. + his conversation (2:15)
  25. Female from Eberbach reading (1:39)
  26. + her conversation (1:49)
  27. Male from Heinsberg reading (1:03)
  28. + his conversation (4:35)
  29. Female from Hesse reading (1:14)
  30. + her conversation (3:09)
  31. Female from Bavaria reading (1:22)
  32. + her conversation (:51)

German Vol 3: More Native Speakers from Germany

  1. Male from Hamburg reading (1:00)
  2. + his conversation (1:16)
  3. Female from Berlin reading (1:07)
  4. + her conversation (5:44)
  5. First of Two Females reading (1:05)
  6. Second of Two Females reading (1:09)
  7. + their conversation (1:53)
  8. Female from Aachen reading (1:13)
  9. + her conversation (2:22)
  10. Female from Western Germany reading (1:01)
  11. + her conversation (4:40)
  12. + speaking German (:24)
  13. Female from Berlin reading (1:07)
  14. + her conversation (5:04)
  15. Male from Northern Germany reading (1:26)
  16. + his conversation (3:28)
  17. Male from Wittenberg reading (1:25)
  18. + his conversation (4:31)
  19. Female from Bielefeld reading (1:57)
  20. + her conversation (13:08)
  21. Male from Münster reading (1:19)
  22. + his conversation (3:15)
  23. Female from NE Germany reading (1:15)
  24. + her conversation (:41)
  25. Female from Franconia reading (1:29)
  26. + her conversation (2:54)
  27. Male from Berlin reading (:59)
  28. + his conversation (2:13)
  29. Male from Bayreuth reading (1:13)
  30. + his conversation (3:32)
  31. Male from Dusseldorf reading (1:18)
  32. + his conversation (6:02)

German Vol 4: More Native Speakers from Germany

  1. Male from Karlsruhe reading (1:12)
  2. + his conversation (1:23)
  3. Male from Dresden reading (1:25)
  4. + his conversation (3:49)
  5. + more conversation (3:09)
  6. Female from Lau Saxony reading (1:29)
  7. + her conversation (2:49)
  8. + speaking in German (:41)
  9. Male from Kempten reading (1:56)
  10. + his conversation (3:05)
  11. Male from Berlin reading (1:10)
  12. + his conversation (5:06)
  13. Male from Wuppertal reading (1:26)
  14. + his conversation (2:31)
  15. Female from Potsdam reading (1:17)
  16. + her conversation (2:51)
  17. Male from Flensburg reading (1:20)
  18. + his conversation (2:56)
  19. Female from Munich reading (:38)
  20. + her conversation (2:49)
  21. Male from Saxony reading (1:34)
  22. + his conversation (2:14)
  23. Male from Landshut reading (1:21)
  24. + reading in a stronger accent (:45)
  25. Female from Franconia Bavaria reading (1:21)
  26. + her conversation (:51)
  27. Male from Füssen reading (2:01)
  28. + his conversation (1:46)
  29. Male from Trier reading (1:31)
  30. + his conversation (5:44)
  31. Female from Westerwald reading (1:50)
  32. + her conversation (2:40)

German Vol 5: Native Speakers from Austria, Luxembourg & Switzerland

  1. Male from Austria reading (1:08)
  2. + his conversation (4:44)
  3. Male from Bürs Austria reading (1:32)
  4. + his conversation (1:32)
  5. Male from Linz Austria reading (1:43)
  6. + his conversation (6:05)
  7. Male from Vienna Austria reading (:57)
  8. + his conversation (9:43)
  9. Female from Austria reading (1:03)
  10. + her conversation (1:25)
  11. Female from Carinthia Austria reading (1:31)
  12. + her conversation (2:54)
  13. Female from Austria reading (1:27)
  14. + her conversation (2:57)
  15. Male from Innsbruck Austria reading (1:37)
  16. + his conversation (:38)
  17. Female from Salzburg Austria reading (1:04)
  18. + her conversation (4:01)
  19. Male from Klagenfurt Austria reading (1:06)
  20. + his conversation (2:32)
  21. Female from Linz Austria reading (1:31)
  22. + her conversation (4:19)
  23. Female from Linz Austria reading (1:28)
  24. + her conversation (6:28)
  25. Male from Luxembourg City Luxembourg reading (1:21)
  26. + his conversation (2:14)
  27. Male from Luxembourg City Luxembourg reading (:58)
  28. + his conversation (4:13)
  29. Female from Switzerland reading (1:03)
  30. + her conversation (1:04)
  31. Female from Basel Switzerland reading (:35)
  32. + her conversation (4:11)

Most of these recordings are made "in the field" so you will hear such things as birds, cars or other people in the background. A transcription of the conversations is included to help you follow along.


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