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Young learners A1-A2

This page features carefully curated free-of-charge teaching materials for students in secondary schools, categorized according to the A1-A2 levels of the European Common Framework of Reference (CEFR). For theoretical concepts and advice on methodology, visit our methodology page.

Contemporary Germany

 @Bundesstiftung Aufarbeitung/Harald Hauswald

German Reunification

Explore 100+ videos with historians, filmmakers and activists as they take a fresh look on German Reunification. Attend our lecture series about youth cultures in the GDR, ask our experts whether walls work or not and discuss with them about the limits and advantages of democracies. 

#BTW21 - Politics for the Youth @picturealliance/BorisRoessler

German Federal Federal Elections 2021
Politics for the Youth

What inspires young people in Germany to get involved in politics? We asked five young politicians from Germany´s leading political parties about why they joined their party and what topics they are focusing on at the 2021 parliamentary elections.

Step into Germany © Goethe-Institut


Explore Germany's vibrant cities, take a geography challenge, listen to popcasts, and enter to win awards in student contests on contemporary topics from Germany.

Learning with social media and apps

Alexander in front of plants smiling at you © Goethe-Institut.

Learn German on TikTok and Instagram

We offer tips, tricks and explanations for German learners. With expert knowledge and humour, we break down difficult topics for you in our short videos.

Studienbrücke © Goethe-Institut

Gaming in German

How about learning German in an innovative and fun way through gaming? Discover our new afterschool activities based on award-winning games, Among us, Sea of Solitude, Through the darkest of times and Anno 1800.

Deutsch für dich Foto: Shutterstock.com, Rawpixel.com

Deutsch für dich

In the global “Deutsch für dich” community you will find plenty of exercises to help you learn German free of charge. Network and share experiences with 560.000 German learners around the world. 

App: Stadt der Wörter © Goethe-Institut

App: Stadt der Wörter

A multiplayer game for beginner German students. In the ficticious "City of Words", students collect new words, use them in everyday situations, and test their skills in short games with other players. 

Deutschtrainer A1-App, Goethe-Institut

Vocabulary trainer App

This vocabulary trainer for German beginner students helps practice and improve German skills by adding new words, even on the go! 

heisse Kartoffel teaser © Goethe-Institut


A multiplayer game. How long can you hold a hot potato in your hand? Train vocabulary, grammar, and general knowledge about Germany, take quizzes and compete against other players from around the world. 

deutschlandflug © Goethe-Institut

App: Deutsch.Land.Flug

Fly over Germany. Get to know 26 German cities from above and at the street level, explore German culture and inventions, and learn about how to build basic sentences in German. 

Music and art

Step into German © Goethe-Institut


Find out which German artists are hot. Keep tabs on your favorite band. Check out the latest chart-climber. Watch music videos, vote for the songs that you and your students like best. You will determine what next month’s charts will look like! 


Chefket Resources

Bring fun and variety in your German classes with our extensive Chefket resources.

Identity and diversity

Heftseite © Sarah Blesener


Multimedia teaching materials allow you to discuss queer history in your German class, talk about identity and discrimination, past and current protest movements, as well as gender diversity and equality.

Film and video

Film SIG © Step into German


Welcome to the world of German cinema. Here you can watch short films, TV episodes, documentaries, and film excerpts. It’s a great way to get to know Germany and its people and to learn German the fun and easy way.

Filmrolle Foto: Goethe-Institut © Loredana La Rocca

Film in the German Classroom

Borrow German films with English subtitles from us and download teaching materials to use in your classroom.

Das Deutschlandlabor © Goethe-Institut und Deutsche Welle


Accompany David and Nina on their journey through Germany. 20 short videos about issues and trends in contemporary Germany. 

Everyday rituals

Feste PASCH © Marco Bräuning

Annual Rituals and Traditions

Christmas, Easter, birthdays, weddings… Which traditions and customs exist in Germany? On twelve calendar sheets you will find texts, pictures, cartoons, statistics, songs and much more. 

Kleidung PASCH © PASCH-net / Anne-Nikolin Hagemann

My favorite Clothing

How important is cool clothing to German students? Anna, Aven, Ishan, Jonas, Nicolaus, and Nina present their favorite pieces. 

Hobbys PASCH © Katja Hanke


Many young people play guitar or soccer in Germany. But what about others that have out-of-the ordinary hobbies? 

Geburtstag PASCH © PASCH-net

Celebrating birthdays

Pirate parties, trampolins, tons of sweets: Elena, Leonie, Julian, and Adrian show how children and young people in Germany cebrate their birthdays. 

Fasching PASCH © PASCH-net / Andrea Gehwolf


Mattis, Lina, Ben, and Nico tell us how they celebrate Fasching/Karneval and what kind of clothing they wear. 


Nachhaltigkeit SIG © Step into German


How can we live sustainably? Learn about the 17 goals drafted by the UN as a guideline for sustainable development and participate in competitions. 


Soccer SIG © Step into German


Podcasts, quizzes, Bundesliga total: Everthing you wanted to know about soccer mania in Germany. 

Lieblingssport PASCH © Marco Bräuning

Favorite Global Sports

Soccer is almost unequivocally loved around the world. But what about other sports? Students from India show in their videos what kind of sports they like. 

Klettern PASCH © PASCH-net / Andrea Gehwolf

My Sports

Theresa, Lars, Mattis, and Simon present their favorite sports. 

German for your classroom

Advertising Kits © Goethe-Institut / Bettina Siegwart

Advertising Kits

Order standardized advertising kits: infomational brochures, printed material to help grow your German program, fun items to decorate your classroom or small prizes to motivate your students. 

The Lives of Others © Wiedemann & Berg Filmproduktion (München)

German cinema for your classroom

We have a number of great German movies for you to show in your German classroom. All movies are in German with English subtitles.