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Materials for the virtual classroom
Goethe at home

We have compiled a collection of materials that are suitable for the teaching and learning of German online:

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Goethe At Home© Goethe-Institut

For Children

Felix und Franzi ©Goethe-Institut Australien

German with Felix und Franzi

German with Felix und Franzi offers teaching materials, that are available for free download, as well as the possibility to book an online room and further ideas on how to use the hand puppets in the German classroom.  

Logo Lingo © Lingo – Eduversum


LINGO consists of a hands-on magazine for children between the ages of 8 and 12 as well as the MINTmobile website and app for teens aged 13 to 16. 

Experimentieren auf Deutsch © Goethe-Institut / ove-pictures

Science Experiments in German

Here you'll find 20 CLIL modules for these topics: Water, magnetism, plants, cars, materials, air, time, weight, oil, fat, gas, the human body, animals, nature, earth and the sun suited for primary school children in Years 3 and 4.


Live-Online-Schnupperkurs © Goethe-Institut

Kinderuni Live online taster session

Book a live online taster session free of charge for kids in Years 4 to 6. This 50 minute course is lead by one of our German teachers via Zoom.

Kinderuni ©Goethe-Institut

Kinder university

The digital Kinder University is an innovative educational project for children aged 8-12. A key aspect of the Kinder University is its online platform which is accessible to everyone free of charge.

Curiosity Contest © Goethe-Institut

Curiosity Contest

Do you have a lot of questions about nature, animals, technology or other scientific topics? Then send us one of these questions by 29 October 2021.

For Teens

AI & I canva.com

STEM workshops for students
AI & I

These STEM workshops for secondary students explore core concepts of artificial intelligence, the science behind it, its impact on society and how to use interactive AI content for language acquisition.

Junior Uni © Goethe-Institut

Junior University

The JuniorUni is a free educational project for young people. It offers the opportunity to find answers to the most exciting questions from the fields of robotics, aerospace, technologies, science, energy and sustainability and to learn German at the same time. 

Online Raum Prüfungen 11/12 ©Colourbox

Online Exam Preparation for Year 11/12

These online rooms for exam preparation, repetition and practice are based on the core themes of the various curricula.

UmWelten Materialien © Coral_Brunner/iStock, Rafael Ben-Ari (chameleonseye)/iStock

Teaching Materials UmWelten

These teaching materials on environmental topics were developed to accompany two films produced as part of the project UmWelten

EDDU © Goethe-Institut


Erfolgreich digital Deutsch unterrichten - is a project of the Goethe-Instituts in South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand that supports teaching and learning of German with digital tools.

Lifeswap Lockdown Diaries -Banner © Steffen Kreft

Lifeswap - The Lockdown Diaries

The series Lifeswap is back with a lockdown special and five new episodes.

Lingo MINT mobil © Eduversum GmbH


"LingoMINTmobil" offers numerous interactive online materials for students of German in the fields of biology, chemistry, geography, physics, computer science, mathematics and technology. 

Onleihe Filme © Goethe-Institut

Onleihe: German Online Library

Over 100 German films – classic movies as well as current productions – are available for free on our eMedia platform, the eLibrary.

Popcast © Goethe-Institut | Illustration: DOON 東

Popcast - current Music from Germany

Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop, Electro: Every month this podcast presents new music from Germany below the radar to adults and young people interested in music. Quality pop made in Germany, also available for download by subscription.

Goethe on Spotify © Canva

Goethe-Institut on Spotify

Electronic music, German pop or podcasts? On our spotify channel you can find a large selection of playlists for music lovers of all ages.

24h Deutsch – Deutsch lernen mit Ida Photo: Kandismedia

Learn German with Ida

The YouTube channel 24h Deutsch takes you on a journey through a typical day in Germany. Each episode is dedicated to a German learning aspect: from tongue twisters and cursing to the subjunctive II (levels A2/B1)

Deutschlandlabor © Goethe-Institut und Deutsche Welle


Do Germans eat sausage every day? Does every German drive an expensive car? Nina and David, the two hosts of the series Das Deutschlandlabor explore these and other stereotypes.

Ticket nach Berlin © Goethe-Institut

Ticket nach Berlin

Six candidates, two teams, one goal: Berlin. On their journey through Germany six young learners of German face thrilling challenges.

Ökologie und Nachhaltigkeit in Deutschland Titel © picture alliance / Westend61 | Andrew Brookes

Calendar 2021

Our 2021 calendar "Ökologie und Nachhaltigkeit in Deutschland“ focusses on ecology and sustainability in Germany.

Bauhaus DIY Goethe-Institut | CC BY-NC 3.0

Bauhaus DIY

The DIY-kit is aimed at a target group aged twelve to eighteen and conveys relevant aspects of the Bauhaus and its ideas in a practical and personal way.

Lernmaterial PASCH-net © Canva

Teaching materials on PASCH-net

PASCH-net offers a variety of videos, texts and audios addressing current topics. The materials can be downloaded free of charge and can be filtered according to language level and topic.

Science Film Festival © science film festival

Teaching Resources Science Film Festival

Here you will find films and related teaching materials on the topics of science, technology and the environment for children and young people of all ages.

Quiz: AROUNDTHEWORLD © Peffermind Games

Quiz: AroundtheWorld

Children and young people from the age of eight can test their knowledge on nature and environmental topics around the world in this quiz.

Lern Deutsch

City of Words

An Online Game for learners of German at A1-level. In the ficticious "City of Words", you collect new words, use them in short sentences, and you can test your skills in short games with other players.

Quiz: EITHER - OR: TEST YOUR ECO TYPE © Peffermind Games

Quiz: Test your Eco Type!

Decide quickly: Here, children and young people, up from eight years old, can find out what ecotype they are.

Deutschtrainer A1 © Goethe-Institut

Deutschtrainer A1

How do you count in German? What are fruits and vegetables called? How do you tell the time in German? In 10 chapters you can practice vocabulary and structures on topics from everyday life.

Kartoffel 2 © Goethe-Institut

Heiße Kartoffel

"Heiße Kartoffel" is a digital educational game, developed by the Goethe-Institut, for learners at A2 level to practice German vocabulary and grammar and test general knowledge about Germany.

Our Street – German in everyday situations © Goethe-Institut

Our Street – German in everyday situations

Discover who is living or working here and practise your German.

For Teachers

Sommer-Workshop für Lehrkräfte © Goethe-Institut

Summer Workshops for Teachers of German

In these workshops, teachers will explore practical ideas for student-centered projects at various levels.

Short & Sweet 2021 © Colourbox

Short & sweet

These compact and convenient online professional learning units are aimed at teachers in Australia who are short of time and are looking for new ideas and effective methods for their classes.

My Grammar Rules (Lehrer) canva.com

My Grammar Rules for Teachers of German

Our interactive online workshops, will familiarize you with the most important grammatical topics of the German language and will provide hands on advise for your own classroom.

GETVICO24 © Goethe-Institut


GETVICO 24 is a virtual German teacher conference. 24 hours dedicated to teaching German around the world. The conference will take place from 20 October, 21:00 CET (UTC+2) until 21 October, 21:00 CET (UTC+2).

laptop © Canva

Learn German online in Australia

Many of our courses are now online! There is no need to be based in Melbourne or Sydney. You can learn German from wherever you are in Australia.

Online-Seminar © colourbox

Online-Seminars for Teachers of German

The online-seminars offered by the Goethe-Institut are available for teachers of German free of charge. 

Deutsch für dich Foto: Shutterstock.com, Rawpixel.com

Deutsch für Dich

Learn German together free of charge: Browse tutorials by language ability level and topic, and add them to your own learning list. You will find learning tips and you may share experiences with other users in the forum.