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German Online Training

German Online Training

Are you looking for a convenient way to learn German online that offers you more than a simple app? Then our new German Online Training is the perfect fit for you! Enjoy all the benefits of online learning: easy access, flexibility and learning at your own pace – backed by the time-tested quality of the Goethe-Institut. The exercises, developed by experts for learning German, 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 taking German lessons online on your own – anywhere and anytime. All you need is a device like a laptop, tablet or smartphone 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
  • Dates: Start at any time
  • Access to German Training: 3 months
  • Price: EUR 119,50 EUR 239
  • Promotional code: SAVE50
Discount The discounted price is only granted through bookings in the web shop. You can enter the promotional code after you have entered your personal data. Please don't forget to press the green "Apply" button.
German Online Training
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How does the booking of the German Online Training work?
  • You can conveniently book the German Online Training via our webshop.
  • When booking, select the language level at which you would like to learn (A1, A2, B1 or C1).
  • You can choose between English, Spanish or Russian as an additional language in which you can receive help.
  • When booking online, you must register with us. Please make a note of your Goethe ID (consisting of your email address and password), as you will need it again to access the virtual course room after booking.
  • If you are booking a course with us for the first time, you will receive a registration confirmation of your account on MEIN GOETHE.DE by email.
  • In addition, after payment (Visa, Master, JCB, Amex, Sofortüberweisung) you will receive a booking confirmation by email. This can take up to 10 minutes.
  • Our system will now create your course for you. This can take up to 1 hour. As soon as your course is activated, you will receive a notification by email. You can now find your course on MEIN GOETHE.DE under "MEINE KURSE UND PRÜFUNGEN" and start your German training!
How do I get to my German Online Training?
  • At the top right of the screen you will find the tab "MEIN GOETHE.DE – SIGN IN".
  • Enter the same e-mail address and password that you used when booking and click on "LOG IN".
  • You are now logged in and your user name appears on the tab.
  • Please click on the tab "MY GOETHE.DE – YOUR NAME" and select "MEIN GOETHE.DE".
  • Under "MEINE KURSE UND PRÜFUNGEN" you will find your German Online Training.  (It can take up to 1 hour after booking for your course to appear here.)
  • Click on your German training. This will take you to the virtual course room and you can start learning German straight away.
  • Our tip: Take a look at our "Step by step guide - 4 clicks to your course"! Here we explain in detail how you get to your course.
Can I take a placement test to determine my exact language level?
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.
To do this, follow the booking process for the course in the webshop. When choosing your language level, instead of entering your German level, you can also request a placement test. Depending on the test result, the appropriate German Online Training level will be activated for you (A1, A2, B1 or C1).
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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.
Book your German Online Training here
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. To do this, follow the booking process for the course in the webshop. When choosing your language level, instead of entering your German level, you can also request a placement test. Depending on the test result, the appropriate German Online Training level will be activated for you (A1, A2, B1 or C1).
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.
Book German Online Training here
No, you don't have to go to Mannheim. German Online Training is an online course that you can take from the comfort of your home. The Goethe-Institut Mannheim administers the German Online Training and therefore appears in this context.
First, please check your spam email inbox. Sometimes our emails end up here. If you cannot find a notification here either, please log in to MEIN GOETHE.DE with your Goethe-ID and see whether your German Online Training appears under "MEINE KURSE UND PRÜFUNGEN". If your German training appears here, you can start learning German straight away. If your German training should not appear here either, you will have to be patient. In exceptional cases it can take up to 24 hours for your German Online Training to be activated. If your German Online Training is still not activated 24 hours after booking, please contact dto@goethe.de.
Any other questions (10am-1pm CET)? We would be happy to advise you: dto@goethe.de
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