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Deutsche digitale Kinderuni - Für Kinder von 8 bis 12 Jahren© Goethe-Institut / Kids Interactive

Children's online university

The German Children’s Online University (Kinderuni) is a free educational platform of the Goethe-Institut for children aged 8 to 12. It helps children to find answers to questions about the phenomena of the world, and enables children to learn and play in the German language.

Direct Access to the Kinderuni

If you want to discover the platform on your own, you (and your children) can register right here:
Become a student

At home

Every child can get involved with the Kinderuni at home. Our online platform is freely accessible without charge to all children. 

Online platform

All lectures are available free of charge, and are available at any time on our educational platform. 

Access for parents

In order to track your child’s progress, register as a parent. 

Home study materials

Materials on sustainable development topics that are designed so that children can - independently or with their parents - immerse themselves in them in a foreign language: German.

In school

Didactic materials are available for teachers who would like to work with the Kinderuni either inside or outside the classroom. 

German with the Kinderuni in 4th and 5th gradePhoto: Syda Productions ©

Didactic materials

The Kinderuni can be used in the classroom in different contexts and areas of application. We have developed didactic materials for German teachers to accompany each Kinderuni lecture.


Foreign language + subject matter teaching = CLIL (Content and language integrated learning), one of the leading methods of modern foreign-language instruction. Individual lectures will be integrable into the CLIL instruction method as supplemental material.

Access for teachers

Teacher accounts enable teachers to track their students' progress in the Kinderuni. The teacher account also provides access to learning scenarios for interactive German lessons with instructions and worksheets that are free to download.


The Children’s University participates in many activities and collaborates with various partners - this is how you can get to know the project live. 

Kinderuni Opening festival © Goethe-Institut / Anton Golochapov

For partners

As part of the German Children’s Online University we inviteeducational institutions, and organizations involved in popularizing science, and conducting educational and entertaining events for children.

Social Media


Don't hesitate to contact us if you would like to work with the Kinderuni in your classroom. You can make a (virtual) appointment with one of our trained teachers, who will give you an introduction to the platform and can also make suggestions for incorporating it into your course.

If you reside in the Atlantic Provinces, the Province of Quebec, the Greater Ottawa Area (613) or Nunavut:
Vera Degtyarenko
Koordinatorin Bildungskooperation Deutsch
Goethe-Institut Montreal

Partners of the project

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