Although not a lot of websites offer courses, there are some places where you can learn Gothic. If you find any more sources, or if you made your own Gothic course, contact me and I can add them.
Gothic Font Converter
Screenshot by Timur Gimranov
The Gothic Font Converter is a Firefox add-on which makes it possible to display Gothic unicode as a Gothic font (Skeirs). This is a solution for devices which normally can’t display Gothic unicode on websites, like Android.
These are the cursive writing forms as attested on the 6th century Gothic deeds. These can be used as an example if anyone wants to use cursive writing to write Gothic on paper:
Biola bible is an online bible that lets you read the Gothic bible in parallel with other bibles, which makes it easier to compare Gothic bible verses with their equivalents in other languages and to look up individual words in English and see if they are present in the Gothic bible.
An absolutely excellent course to learn the language for beginners.
Learn Gothic is a series of lessons that teaches the grammar and vocabulary of Gothic step by step. Each lesson teaches a basic skill in Gothic, like saying where you live or how to ask what something is. Each lesson contains a reading text and a few translation exercises. Also has interactive tests.
A series that teaches a basic understanding of Gothic aimed at people interested in the modern Goth subculture.
Lessons written by David Salo that are a good introduction to the Gothic language.
(Demonstrative pronouns and “the” are regarded as the same in this introduction, but only in later Gothic do these two became the same)
Learn 100 useful phrases for daily conversation.
The Gothic Wikipedia
One of the biggest projects in the Gothic language is the Gothic Wikipedia, completely renewed since 2016 with many of the more than 500 articles being corrected, a user interface in Gothic and even articles accompanied with a spoken version.
Tvatt Bjorn is a Russian website that offers information about as well as Gothic lessons in the Russian language.
Gutisks staþs is a Facebook group where people can practice Gothic, the language of communication is Gothic.
Gutisk Maþl is a subreddit where people can practice Gothic.
An excellent lexicon for the Gothic language, containing noun declensions and verb conjugations. An ideal tool for beginners with difficulties in these areas.
“In the Wulfilan Tongue” is a website aimed at beginners learning how to speak Gothic by teaching the basics of the grammar with vocabulary and exercises.
A Memrise course that teaches some of the basics of Gothic.
A Facebook group in which Kaupman teaches Gothic with word-by-word translations of short phrases, including a video with the pronunciation.
La lengua goda – A Gothic course on Memrise in Spanish, made due to a lack of Spanish resources for learning Gothic.
Un curso de godo en la web de Memrise, hecho debido a la falta de recursos en español para aprender godo.
The Gothic Flag
Used to represent the Gothic language.
– The Gothic eagle
– The crescent of the amals
– The six-pointed symbol featured on some Gothic shields
Designed by Uchu Flowerzone
Gutiska Gafaurds is a Twitter account representing the (modern) language.
There are several fonts, among which very aesthetic ones, to use for the language:
Skeirs is made available under the SIL license, allowing it to be used both for non-commercial and commercial works. This font is also the standard font on the Wikipedia
The international embassy is an international online embassy with representatives for the Gothic language and culture of different countries.
If you have any questions about the online Gothic culture or need help, you can contact them.
Other websites related to Gothic
The website of a befriended linguist who translated several of the books published in Gothic, has corrected the lyrics of Runaleiks and done more amazing work. The website has a section about Gothic.
For people with a good understanding of Gothic, there is:
The websites contains almost all known ancient Gothic texts and also offers the possibility of translating separate words as you read them. This resource is excellent for developing a good understanding of the language. If you can read these Gothic texts quite well, reading this newspaper should be easy. It is the same the other way around: if you can read this newspaper, understanding ancient Gothic texts should be easy as well.
A story / novel being written in Gothic about a man called Witigais.
Brothrjus wulfe (website is in Czech)
A Czech pagan group with texts in Gothic praising the ufarwulfs.
A blog of mine in Gothic.
Gutisko Biblia is a website in which I collect all reconstructions of unattested parts of the Bible. Its main focus is the Old Testament, the website Weihos Bokos has a bigger focus on the New testament. Got any translations (which you made)? You can send them to be included.
Bokahus is an online Gothic library with free books to read in Gothic:
Arturas Ratkus is a linguist who has written a lot about the Gothic language:
A popular childrens’ book translated into Gothic by a linguist. It is also available in different bilingual Gothic editions. Look for Im leitila on Amazon to find more editions.
Fimf leitilai fruskos
The English-Gothic edition of a children’s book for learning Gothic. As an extra, this book contains the text as audio (both monophthongs and diphthongs).
Download a monophthong audio version of this book pronounced by Dr. Simmelkjær Sandgaard Hansen for free as mp3
Download a diphthong audio version of this book pronounced by Dr. Simmelkjær Sandgaard Hansen for free as mp3
How the birds got their colors
Now available as paperback.
Nu sind swe bokos.
Bands and music
Runaleiks is a metal band, founded by Kaine Arthursson in July 2015 in Spain, that writes songs in Gothic.
Ælfric (Michael Aelfric Avery), has created an album with music in the Gothic language and used original Visigothic manuscripts for the melodies under the name Albareiks.
Baris standiþ is a song composed by Edmund Fairfax in 2017 and was performed by Donna Greenberg in the same year.
Ahma Fraujins was a project by Thomas Houska with a couple of songs in the Gothic language.
The Prayer to Gaut is a musical performance by Austin Yorks of the Prayer to Gaut from the Asatru Prayers on this website.
Ik siggwa fram frijaþwa is a song written by the Russian philology student Polina Filippova which she has put to music. (text)
You can also use our dictionary.
Ben Reylo has compiled a Gothic-English dictionary with IPA pronunciations: dictionary
Clubs and groups
The Order of Ermanaric, an online organization dealing with international Gothic citizenship, founded by me and Ælfric. Inspired by exams to be naturalized in countries, we created a curriculum to learn with a history and language exam. Once the two tests, of knowledge which every “modern Goth” should have, are passed one is a member of the order, can join the Facebook group and can consider himself an international citizen:
A Russian Germanic historical re-enactment group:
Gotskiy put (Website is in Russian)
To conjugate verbs, I recommend Verbix. Though, be aware that it sometimes contains mistakes like raudida instead of rodida.