Practise German for free

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At the Goethe-Institut, you learn German from the pros. We have developed a range of free media to help you practise your German – from apps with learning material to videos, podcasts and games, as well as social media and community programmes. However well you speak German and whatever your reasons for improving it, the main thing is that you start practising – and enjoy it!

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Your free online community

Learning is better together: In our online community, you will find more than 260 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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Your exercises by Subject

Your exercises by Level


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 will 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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Are you already a bit more advanced in German and do you want to improve? Then we have some good exercises to help you learn more. In levels B1 to B2, you will practice how to talk about more complex subjects and communicate more elaborately. We have prepared lots of online exercises for you that are free of charge, from quizzes and videos to apps and games – take a look and push your German to the next level!

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Do you already speak very good German but would like to deepen your knowledge? Here you'll find online exercises that suit your ability. In levels C1 to C2, you will learn to talk about topics like the environment and the climate, or understand political and economic news almost like a native speaker! The exercises are free of charge. Not only will you learn new words, but make new friends in our "German for you" community and speak German fluently.

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Test your German

How well can you speak German? Are you still a beginner  or further along at level B1, B2 or perhaps as advanced asC1? Find out in this online German test! The questions are based on everyday life and the aim is to find out how well you understand texts or videos. You will discover what general level your passive skills are at, from A1 to C2, and which exercises are the right ones for you. This assessment is free of charge! 

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Do you like podcasts?

Then look forward to our wide selection of free audios! We have something for every language level and interest; even German beginners will get their money's worth. Grab your headphones and listen in!

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German courses and exams at the Goethe-Institut

Your exercises with Social Media

Social Media
Your YouTube community

On our YouTube channel, you can find videos from all over the world. They are about art and culture, politics and history, and everyday life – and about people who have a story to tell. Learn German with Ida, accompany Nina and David through Germany, or Ashgan in at his new job. Click through fascinating reports, vlogs and programmes for learning German. There is something for all levels and interests. 


Social Media
Your Facebook community

goetheinstitut.deutsch – Welcome to our Facebook channel! Meet and talk to people from all over the world. You will find exercises for learning German, information on our courses, information about everyday life in Germany, and much more. Accompany Gabriel from Brazil as he moves to Germany, or find out what "Vokuhila" means. We have a great Facebook community – so why not come and join us!


Social Media
Your TikTok community

Welcome to our TikTok channel! Alex from Berlin, with the help of with people from all over the world who are learning German, posts videos about German and everyday life in Germany. Join our global community to meet new people and learn the most important things about each other – what holidays do they celebrate? What’s their favourite kind of cake? And of course - what kind of animal do they wish they could be?


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