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Are you just starting a German class or interested in taking one? You’ll find exercises here that suit your level from A1 to A2. For example, you'll learn simple sentences to say what your name is, order food or ask someone for directions. These exercises are easy and free of charge. And, at the same time, you’ll learn about living (and working) in Germany.

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Community: You are not alone!
Deutsch für dich

Learning ist better together: In our online community, you will find more than 200 German exercises for all levels, free of charge – as well as other people to practise with. Meet new people, compare notes and improve your language skills together.

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Information and tips
Mein Weg nach Deutschland

Are you planning to move to Germany? Then you've come to the right place. Find important information about living and working in Germany – in German (levels A1 to B2) or in a language of your choice – with texts, videos and maps.

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Social media
Learn German on Facebook

Would you like to meet people from all over the world who are also learning German? Visit our Facebook page! In our Facebook community, you will get to know one another, learn about our classes, gain insight into daily life in Germany, and be able to practice your German language skills, free of charge. 

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Social media
Learn German on TikTok and Instagram

Welcome to our community! Alex from Berlin and guests from all over the world are waiting for you on our TikTok and Instagram channels. Learn all about the German language, gain an insight into everyday life in Germany and other countries. And share your experiences with others.

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Learn German with Ida

Hi! I'm Ida, your German teacher on YouTube. I will help you learn grammar and new words, as well as  give you tips on living in Germany. My videos are easiest to understand if you can already speak some German (best suited to levels A2 to B1) and are completely free.

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Learning app
Get to know Germany

In German or a language of your choice: This free app will teach you all about Germany – what it is like to live here and about the country's history. You will find a range of interactive exercises, a quiz and videos to help you practice German easily and free of charge – at home or on the road.

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Videos: daily life in Germany

Practise German for your job – free of charge! These exercises for skill levels A1 to B2 will show you what it’s like to work in Germany through interviews, films, and more. You’ll gain not only language skills, but also the answers to important cultural questions – for example: how many days of paid leave do people in Germany get?

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Learning app
German trainer A1

How do I count or tell the time in German? What is this dish called? How do I say please and thank you? This app for level A1 is a great way to start learning German, free of charge. The focus is on listening, reading, writing and learning important first words.

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Game app
City of words

If you can already speak some German and would like to learn new words in a fun way, download this free game app! It is suitable for levels A1/A2. You’ll learn loads of new vocabulary and be able to compare notes with other players.

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Platform for children

How can autonomous cars drive themselves? Why does a shell make sounds if I hold it to my ear? Why do I need to sleep? The world is full of questions. And we have the answers – clearly explained and free of charge. Professor Einstein and Sophie Schlau look forward to meeting you!

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Platform for teenagers

What does it look like in space? Where does electricity come from? And how does a robot function? As a student at our digital junior university, you will learn the answers to these and other questions, and improve your German at the same time, free of charge. Junior university is ideally suited to levels A1/A2 and A2/B1. 

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Online game: Discover your superpowers!
Superhero campus

You can gain superpowers in this online game! Learn new words and sentences for your work with the help of your avatar. Can you protect the city from the evil scorpion?

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Online films
More than 100 FILMs for free

On our "Onleihe" media platform, you can find more than 100 films – documentaries, children's films and comedies – to watch, free of charge. Many also have German or English subtitles.