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Young learners B1-B2

This page features carefully curated free-of-charge teaching materials for students in secondary schools, categorised according to the B1-B2 levels of the European Common Framework of Reference (CEFR). For theoretical concepts and advice on methodology, visit our methodology page.

Learning with social media, games and apps

Alexander smiling at you Foto: Goethe-Institut

Social media
Learn German on TikTok and Instagram

Welcome to our community! Alex from Berlin and guests from all over the world are waiting for you on our TikTok and Instagram channels. Learn all about the German language, gain an insight into everyday life in Germany and other countries. And share your experiences with others.

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. 

Internet PASCH © PASCH-net

Teens and Internet

Play games, talk about social media platforms, listen to music, and watch videos: Jakob, Jonathan, and Marie-Sophie tell their stories about surfing the internet. 

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.


Karriere Roadshow UK © Gèza Schenk

Career Roadshow and professional world
Teaching and support materials

These teaching materials will help you prepare for and follow up on the German Career Roadshows or can be used as a separate teaching unit. They cover different topics of the professional world.

German Reimagined

German Reimagined

Have you ever imagined what a professional career with German could look like? Then think again! With this video series, we want to expand your horizons: Re-imagine what you can do with German.

Deutschstunde - German Plus Career Orientation
Unternehmen Deutsch

Unternehmen Deutsch is an intercultural project that builds a bridge between business and the teaching of German and illustrates the importance of the German language in the international job market.

Young woman working on a device © Goethe-Institut

Deutschstunde - Teaching Material - Chapter 16
Youth and Apprenticeship

What do I want to do after I finish school?  These teaching materials deal with this particular question and the topic of (dual) apprenticeships in Germany.


Schools: Partners for the Future - PASCH
Apprenticeship Info

 Here you will find general information on the topic of apprenticeships or internships in Germany as well as  interesting links to offers for graduates of PASCH schools.


Black Lives Matter March © Felix Dessler

Black Lives Matter

More than a million people in Germany have African roots. Many of whom, like Sarah, identify as Afro-German because they feel connected to both German and African culture. In this article, Sarah talks about her experiences as a young black woman in Germany and the Black Lives Matter movement. 

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.

Integrationsprojekte PASCH © Stefan Vldimirov | Unsplash

Celebrate Togetherness

Explore three projects in which migrant and nonmigrant men and women cook together, do sports or learn German. 

Spracherwerb PASCH © PASCH-net

Language and Integration

Language and education play an important part in migrant integration. Khaled, Zozan, and Ayten talk about how they experienced their first encounters with German schools. 

An illustration of two POC © Goethe-Institut. Illustration: EL BOUM.

Artificially Correct

With Artificially correct, we are developing a tool with experts that minimizes the bias in translations. We want to strengthen the position of translators and a conscious approach to translation machines and include the reality of as many people as possible in them.    


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. 

Baeume © Colourbox

Carbon dioxide compensation

Get to know initiatives that focus on compensating CO2 generated by individuals - for instance during traveling - with donations to projects on climate change. 

Startups PASCH © PASCH-net

Sustainable Start-ups

Audio, texts, and transcripts of interviews with young enterpreneurs of sustainable start-ups. 

WEinanbau PASCH © Katja Hanke

Environmental issues in my country

What climate issues are important to young people? What can they do to address them? Four 12th grade students from a school in South Africa present their ideas. 

Umweltbildung: Lernpakete © Deutsche Welle

Study packs on the environment

Games, films, articles and interactive worksheets on the environment and climate protection produced by the Deutsche Welle.

Music and film

Deine Band © Groupe Dejour

Deine Band

The music project DEINE BAND offers songs and music videos to help German learners at A2-B1 level. The Mannheim based band ok.danke.tschüss is in the process of writing 10 songs together with music and language professionals. Schools will also have the chance to see the band live towards the end of 2022-2023 as the band begins an international tour of concerts and workshops. 

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! 

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.

Health and sports

Woman in nature silviarita © Pixabay

Climate Change & Wellbeing

The effects of climate change on the environment and living creatures are extensive and severe: these interactive worksheets focus on the impact of climate change on our human wellbeing.

Soccer SIG © Step into German


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

Unfall PASCH © PASCH-net / Nina Tines

Health care system

What happens when you get sick in Germany? How does the health care system work? Jonas had a minor accident as he was skateboarding. Follow him on his way to the hospital. 

ernaehrung PASCH © PASCH-net

Healthy eating habits

What does it mean to have healthy eating habits? Young German students explore the topic in school and in their free time to learn. Download audio files, texts, and interview transcripts. 

Sport in alltag PASCH © Freepik (Ausschnitt)

Sport every day

About 27 milion people participate in 90,000 sports clubs throughout Germany. They dance, do gymnstics or row because they like movement. Young people tell about why they are passionate about 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 available to rent from us in your German classroom. All movies are in German with English subtitles.

Plakatausstellung teaser © Goethe-Institut

Poster exhibitions

Do you want to bring topics to life in your German classroom? Then borrow a poster exhibition free of charge from your nearest Goethe-Institut! 

Glassblaeser BKD Kalender © ZB-FUNKREGIO OST; Fotograf: Matthias Bein (Ausschnitt)

German Classroom Calendar

The word lifehack describes ideas that can be used to solve everyday challenges. The eco-lifehacks in the calendar show creative ideas for everyday life, with which you can protect the environment at the same time. Alongside, you can find ideas how to teach these lifehacks in your German lessons. 

Berlin Reichstag @Canva

A-Level / Advanced Higher German Topics

Here pupils can find useful links to German-language websites on subjects relating to German society and culture. The topics are chosen with reference to the UK exam boards' specifications.