Youth courses at the Goethe-Institut
Learn year-round with GoetheWe have the perfect combination: online classes to go alongside school study, coupled with our exciting summer language camps!
Online courses for teens
In our German Online for Teens course, 12- to 16-year-olds learning German can consistently improve their grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary at language level A1 over the course of the school term and prepare for upcoming exams. They will be supported by highly qualified Goethe teachers who are native speakers of German. The best part? Even if everyone takes the course at home in front of their laptops, the live sessions with the other teenage learners never get boring.
If your child takes our German Online for Teens course, you can rest assured that they will receive focussed preparation for learning German – regardless of where they live or what Germany’s entry requirements are at the time. And by design, the course is easily manageable alongside school study, with the teens steadily improving their German in a series of weekly live lessons after school.
Language camps in Germany
Our language camps for young people have deep roots. Every year, our youth camps offer hundreds of teens from around the world the opportunity to improve their German skills as well as exploring the country.
Learning a new language is great fun when everything comes together. Learners gain a great feeling of achievement from being able to communicate more clearly and better recognise and understand the subtleties of a language. Learning a new language is often easier for children and teens than for adults, so it is particularly worthwhile for teens to learn German at a language camp for their age group with peers from all over the world.
It is a long way from the beginners’ course (level A1) to the advanced Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom (level C2), but younger learners can make significant progress in a short time by attending a youth language camp in Germany or Austria. In two weeks, they will not only learn the language in class – they will also quickly get to know the country and its people during their stay, for which they can choose between a huge variety of different places in Germany.
At the same time, they will learn how to live together in a group with peers from all over the world while having plenty of fun in the process. The German courses at the Goethe-Institut’s youth camps are divided into six difficulty levels that build on each other and match up with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages’ six-level competence scale.
“We manage to get along with each other on the courses in a peaceful, happy and tolerant manner – so you think to yourself: it's not that difficult and it must be possible for the rest of the world to manage!”
Hannah, 23, supervisor on the youth camps