Concepts and Materials

Concepts and Materials Photo: Goethe-Institut/Sonja Tobias

German for work or studies

Teaching and learning material from the areas of business, tourism, technology, and social and medical occupations.

German for children

Courses for GFL learners aged 4-10 and for those wishing to support children in their GFL learning in a way that is fun and in line with the latest methodological and didactical findings.

German for young people

Young people have a very specific way of learning which differs in many respects from the way in which adults and children learn.

Promoting German

German is fun!

You do not have to be Einstein to learn German. The trial TV course "German is fun" includes 13 episodes à 30 minutes. Each of these episodes is devoted to a specific theme and gives the viewer a first insight.

Das Deutschlandposter

Insgesamt 126 Motive finden sich auf dem Deutschlandposter des Goethe-Instituts. Sie alle zeigen in irgendeiner Weise Deutschland – mal historisch oder stereotyp, mal modern und unkonventionell.

Further materials

DaF-Bibliography (KomBiOn)

The commented bibliography KomBiOn helps you to find literature for teaching German as a Foreign language, study and exam materials.

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages


The Common European Framework provides a common basis for the elaboration of lan-
guage syllabuses, curriculum guidelines, examinations, textbooks, etc. across Europe.

European Profiling Grid (EPR)

Das EPR unterstützt Sprachlehrende in ihrer professionellen Weiterentwicklung. Es ist ein Instrument, das zentrale Kompetenzen von Sprachlehrenden über sechs Entwicklungsphasen darstellt.

Profile Deutsch

„Profile deutsch“ beschreibt für Deutsch als Fremdsprache und Deutsch als Zweitsprache die handlungsorientierten Anforderungen der Niveaustufen des Gemeinsamen Europäischen Referenzrahmens mit konkreten Beispielen.