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German Online

German Online Training
  • Top-quality online learning with the Goethe-Institut
  • Independent learning without a teacher
  • At the language level of your choice – ranging from A1 to C1
  • Anywhere, anytime (24/7)

Are you looking for a convenient way to learn German online that offers you more than a simple language app? In that case, our German Online Training is the perfect fit for you. With us, you can start learning at your own language level and master German at your own speed. The course includes exercises for an entire language level, ranging from A1 to C1, according to the Common European Framework of Reference.

Learn German conveniently at your own pace

Benefit from all the advantages that online learning offers: convenience, flexibility, going at your own pace – all while receiving tried-and-tested, top-quality teaching from the Goethe-Institut. Our experts in language acquisition and the best way to learn German have devised a wide range of exercises. They have structured them so that they build upon one another to enable you to learn independently and monitor your progress yourself.

Start now at language level A1, A2, B1, B2 or C1 and learn German on your own online at anytime.
  • Level
    A1, A2, B1, B2, C1

  • Start
    Immediately after booking

  • Duration
    70-85 hours

  • Hours per week
    Recommended: 6-7 hours

  • Access to learning platform
    3 months from the time of booking

  • Price
    EUR 259

Access the German Online Training in just a few steps

  • Book

    Book your course easily and conveniently online.

  • Language level and user interface language

    Select the language level at which you would like to learn (A1, A2, B1, B2 or C1).
    You can choose between English, Spanish or Russian as an additional language in which you can receive help.

    Wählen Sie Ihr Supportsprache und Ihr Sprachniveau.
  • Registration

    When booking online, you must register with us. Please make a note of your Goethe ID (consisting of your email address and password).

    Registrieren Sie sich.
  • The course is created

    The course is created once you complete the booking process.
    As soon as your course is activated, you will receive a notification by email. You now have three month’s access to the learning platform.

  • Start of the course

    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.

    Under "My courses and exams" you will find your German Online Training.

  • Let's get started!

    You're now in the virtual classroom and can get started learning German right away.
    Have fun and we wish you the best of luck!

    Illustration mit abgehakten Aufgaben

What does German Online Training include?

German Online Training is an online course to help you learn German independently. This course will enable you to move up an entire language level.

Learn German independently
The training is divided into chapters that cover current and everyday topics and teach you the vocabulary and grammar you need to understand them.
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.

Placement test to determine your language level
If you're not sure what level of German you have, you can complete our free placement test.
Select a placement test instead of a level during the booking process. The appropriate German Online Training level (A1, A2, B1, B2 or C1) is then unlocked depending on your score.

On the learning platform you will find helpful info boxes next to the exercises. In these, the respective task is explained to you in your support language.
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Die Goethe-Lernplattform

Während des Trainings erhalten Sie Zugang zur Online-Lernplattform des Goethe-Instituts.
Die Plattform ermöglicht Ihnen selbstständiges und flexibles Lernen nach den neuesten Entwicklungen und Erkenntnissen der Sprachlern- und Lehrforschung. Die Lernmaterialen wurden von den Expertinnen und Experten des Goethe-Instituts speziell für das Onlinelernen entwickelt und in abwechslungsreiche Aufgaben gegliedert. Indem Sie die technisch und methodisch innovativen Lernaktivitäten abrufen, wird das Deutschlernen besonders effektiv.
Neben jeder Übung finden Sie hilfreiche Infoboxen. In diesen wird Ihnen in Ihrer Supportsprache die jeweilige Aufgabenstellung verständlich erläutert.

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

Levels offered

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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

FAQ – Frequently asked questions

We are happy to advise you +49 89 1222 3 1222 from Mon to Fri, 8am – 6pm: kundenservice-d@goethe.de