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Children & Teenagers

Would you like to be able to post comments in German on TikTok and Instagram? Do you enjoy playing exciting online games? Or watching films in German? Then practising with the Goethe-Institut is for you! We have developed apps and games, made videos and chosen more than 100 films for you. We also show you fascinating experiments in our digital children's and junior university.

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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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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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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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Online game
The missing painting

A painting from the museum has gone missing. Help the police and find the picture together with your friends Anna and Basti. Your score will show you how well you already know German.
An educational game for children aged 7 to 10 on the beginner level A1.1.

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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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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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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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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.