Quick access:

Go directly to content (Alt 1) Go directly to first-level navigation (Alt 2)
Jugendliche C1-C2© Colourbox

Young learners C1-C2

This page features carefully curated free-of-charge teaching materials for students in secondary schools, categorised according to the C1-C2 levels of the European Common Framework of Reference (CEFR). For theoretical concepts and advice on methodology, visit our methodology page.

Learning through social media 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. 

Goethe-Institut virtual library

With the Goethe-Institut's free eLibrary you can download and borrow a wide range of digital media such as eBooks, ePapers, eMusic, eAudios, and eVideos.

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. 

Cybermobbig PASCH © picture alliance

Cyber bullying

Many children and young adults are victims of cyberbullying. Parents are alarmed, scientists and teachers seek ways to prevent the phenomenon. 


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. 

Flucht und Schulen PASCH © picture alliance/Geisler-Fotopress

Diversity at German schools

A researcher on migration explains why integration is not always successful in German schools and what can be done to make it better. 

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.    

Music and film

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! 

Der Englische Garten Foto Ausschnitt: Der Englische Garten © N. Safari

Popcast: Current music from Germany

Rock, hip hop, electronic music: Every month we present new music far away from the mainstream charts. Quality indie music made in Germany. 

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.

Health and sports

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. 

gegen Gewalt im Fussball © picture alliance / Fotostand

Against violence in football

Many Germans see soccer as part of their identity. However, young people often carry their frustrations to the stadium. Find out how social workers prevent violence on the soccer field. 


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.

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. 

Garten PASCH © Käthe Jowanowitsch

Urban gardening

Beets instead of concrete: Learn more about "urban gardening," a new trend. Read texts, listen to audios, and download interview transcripts on the topic. 

Boden PASCH © picture alliance

Land as resource

About 74 hectars of ecologically valuable land is turned in Germany every day into construction sites. Daniel Fuhrhop, founder of the intiative "Stop Construction", shows a solution to the problem. 

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. 

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. 

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.