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The Goethe-Institut brings the German language into the world: we offer German courses and exams in more than 90 countries. You can practise German free of charge with our diverse selection of online exercises and in the Community. Find out about opportunities for professional development and materials for German teachers (DaF/DaZ).

German courses and German exams

Learn German with the international market leader for German courses. Whether you are in Germany, in your home country or online – the Goethe-Institut is your qualified partner.

Teaching German

The Goethe-Institut is the world's leading provider of professional development for German teachers. We offer you a comprehensive programme – in your home country, in Germany or via distance learning.

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Instructions in the Classroom
Practical tips for German language teachers on wording instructions to the class

Tips on successful and appropriate word choice in the classroom and three keys to giving effective instructions

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Online Teaching Tools
Making online language learning interactive: Useful tools and tips

There are lots of online tools for effective online teaching of German as a foreign or second language. The following is an introduction to a few of them, with concrete examples showing how to use them.

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Education systems in the COVID-19 era
Language teachers report on teaching during the Coronavirus pandemic in the US

The consequences of the pandemic pose an unprecedented challenge to education systems all over the world. Teachers and students have been particularly hard hit in the US, where the virus continues to spread unabated.