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German Online Training

German Online Training

Are you looking for a convenient way to improve your German that offers you more than an app? Then our new German Online Training is a perfect fit! Enjoy all the benefits of online learning – backed by the time-tested quality of the Goethe-Institut. The activities and exercises, developed by experts, are logically structured to promote independent learning and make it easy to track your own progress.
Join now at level A1, A2, B1 or C1 to start learning German on your own – anywhere and anytime. All you need is internet access.

  • Online learning with time-tested Goethe quality
  • Exercises with plenty of variety
  • Independent learning without a teacher
  • Anywhere, anytime (24/7)

At a glance

  • Independent learning without a teacher
  • Duration: approx. 70-85 hours (60 min each)
  • Recommended workload: 5–7 hours per week
  • Levels: A1, A2, B1, C1
  • Free online placement test
  • Dates: Start at any time
  • Access to German Training: 3 months
  • Price: EUR 239 | Special Offer Price: EUR 119 Special offer
Until the end of May you'll get a 50% discount on the course price and an additional 3 months free access to your German Online Training.
Use the promotional code TRAINING50 before completing the payment and click on "Apply". Now the discount will be displayed and deducted from the original price.
German Online Training
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How does German Online Training work?
  • Register for German Online Training. On receipt of your payment, we'll send you a link and a login code. Now you're ready to start the free placement test. Depending on the test result, the appropriate German Online Training level will be activated for you (A1, A2, B1 or C1). +++ Note: Due to the high demand, we currently need up to 7 working days to activate your German Online Training. We kindly ask for your understanding! +++
  • It generally takes 70-85 hours to complete all of the exercises for one level of German Online Training. From your starting date, you will have access to your German Online Training level for 3 months. That means that 5–7 hours per week should be enough time for you to work through all of the exercises within the three-month period. How long it actually takes you to complete the material will depend on your individual learning pace, however.
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Kathrin Hahn

Our innovative German Online Training keeps learners stimulated and engaged: The more than 800 exercises per level offer enough material for learners to study and practice German independently 24/7.

Kathrin Hahn, Director of the Goethe Language Lab

What does German Online Training include?
  • The training is divided into chapters that cover current and everyday topics and teach you the vocabulary and grammar you need to understand them.
  • In case of questions, the user-friendly infoboxes provide helpful hints and answers.
  • Key summaries on various topics are also available for you to download and print out for future reference.
  • You'll learn German without a teacher and practice independently with a wide range of exercises, e.g. videos, images, audio files, reading texts and cloze texts. The German Online Training focuses on listening and reading skills. You'll practice your writing skills with cloze exercises but you won't specifically practice your speaking skills.
  • Our advice: German Online Training is an excellent way to familiarize yourself with the language and reinforce your German skills. However, if you wish to reach a certain language level, for example to take a German exam, we recommend using our German Online Training to complement a classroom course with instruction by a Goethe teacher.

Various exercise types

Videos and animations

Pictures and graphics

Pictures and graphics

Audios and audio samples

Audio and listening samples

Texts and exercises

Texts and exercises

What are the technical requirements for the course?
  • Laptop, tablet or smartphone
  • Internet connection
  • Email address
  • Operating system: Windows, macOS, Android, iOS
  • Browser: current version of Google Chrome (for all operating systems)

FAQs – Frequently asked questions

In contrast to our online courses for individuals or groups, learners in German Online Training work independently without a teacher. The training is designed for users to work through the material easily with no outside help. In case of questions, however, the user-friendly infoboxes provide helpful hints and answers. In addition, German Online Training focuses on listening, reading and writing. It does not include specific speaking exercises.
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No, there is no certificate for completing German Online Training.
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German Online Training is currently available on levels A1, A2, B1 and C1. We regret that German Online Training is not currently available at level B2 and C2.
If your test result places you in level B2 or C2, we will consult with you to find a suitable solution for your needs.
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Yes, after completing German Online Training you can continue learning German in a classroom course (Intensive German or German in the evening, morning and at the weekend). The right classroom course for you will be identified in our free placement test for classroom courses. We cannot guarantee a direct transition from a German Online Training level to the next level in a classroom course because the online training is not presented by a teacher.
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If you don't know your level or you're unsure which level is appropriate for you, you can take a free placement test online. Depending on the test result, the appropriate German Online Training level will be activated for you (A1, A2, B1 or C1).
+++ Note: Due to the high demand, we currently need up to 7 working days to activate your German Online Training. We kindly ask for your understanding! +++
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To take part in German Online Training at level A1, you do not need any prior knowledge of German. To take part in German Online Training at level A2, you need level A1 German skills. To take part in German Online Training at level B1, you need level A2 German skills. To take part in German Online Training at level C1, you need level B2 German skills.
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German Online Training costs EUR 239 for three months.
In April and May 2020 you can book German Online Training at half price for EUR 119 and you will also receive free access for an extra three months.
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No, German Online Training is not currently available as an app.
But it is possible to work on the practice exercises using the Google Chrome browser on your smartphone.
For some exercises, however, such as those with longer reading texts, users will find it more pleasant to work with a larger screen.
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Any other questions (9am-3pm CET)? +49 89 15921-200 We would be happy to advise you: dto@goethe.de
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