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Are you a teacher and need material for German lessons? Or have you just started to learn German?

You have come to the right place in the library of the Goethe-Institut. In our DaF (German as a Foreign Language) department we offer media that are specifically geared towards learning and teaching German.

Starting with singing games for primary lessons, themed folders for A-level students, multimedia course textbooks and easy readers for teenagers and adults, to the basics of the methodology - you will find something suitable for every age and language level. If you want to prepare for an exam, you can also borrow materials for exam preparation here.

Pop in and find out for yourself what language learning materials the Library can offer.

Language students at the Goethe-Institut London receive free membership of the library for the duration of their course.

Seating is available for doing homework and studying.

In our Study Centre you will find PCs to access the Goethe-Institut pages for practicing your German:

For better orientation, the DAF materials in our Study Center are mostly marked by level - Beginner (A1–B1.2), Intermediate (B1.2–C1), Advanced C2 

For beginners we offer Easyreaders at different levels.

In our new section "German Literature for Beginners", students at levels B2 / C1 will find literary texts that are suitable for their language level.

We are happy to help students of the literature and culture courses to find supplementary material.

Our DVD collection is mostly subtitled in English and helps many students with listening comprehension.

Our E-Library offers nationwide access to an extensive collection of DaF materials around the clock.
 
As a teacher you are eligible for our concessionary membership.
Membership Fees

In addition to what our Educational Services Department offers, teachers will find a number of resources in the library for use and help with lesson preparation.

In our A-Level area, we offer themed folders with printed primary sources, the equivalent to our A-Level German for Young People website. In addition, of course, the library holdings provide information on most subjects in the curriculum. The Wochenschau magazine is also heavily geared towards these topics.
View the A-Level German for Young People Website

We offer a small selection of secondary literature for the literary titles in the curriculum. If required, you will find a wide range of offers in our E-Library.

In our DVD section you will find films that are on the A-level curriculum as well as documentaries on cultural studies. The majority of the DVDs are subtitled in English. Some of these films can also be obtained free of charge through our  Educational Services Department.
German Cinema for Your Classroom

The section on Primary German offers a selection of teaching materials and picture books that are especially suitable for younger age groups.

You and your students are welcome to contact us regarding a class tour.

Our E-Library offers nationwide around the clock access to an extensive collection of materials on German as a Foreign Language.
 
As an A-Level student you are eligible for our concessionary membership.
Membership Fees

In our A-Level area, we offer themed folders with printed primary sources, the equivalent to our A-Level German for Young People website. In addition, of course, the library holdings provide information on most subjects in the curriculum. The Wochenschau magazine is also heavily geared towards these topics.
View the A-Level German for Young People Website

We offer a small selection of secondary literature for the literary titles in the curriculum. If required, you will find a wide range of offers in our E-Library.

In our DVD section you will find films that are on the A-level curriculum as well as documentaries on cultural studies. The majority of the DVDs are subtitled in English.

Our E-Library offers nationwide around the clock access to an extensive collection of materials on German as a Foreign Language.

If you still have time for private reading in addition to reading at school, we will be happy to help you find a book for young people, a crime thriller or an entertaining novel.
Our library offers an extensive range of materials for learning and teaching German. This is how you can find these materials in our catalogue:

Click "Advanced Search"
Search Bar Library Catalogue

Under the "Collection" tab, choose one of the DaF groups or "Literature from level B2"
Illustration Library Catalogue - Collection
Library Catalogue
 
Our E-Library offers an extensive range of materials for learning and teaching German.

The easiest way to find the materials is to click on one of the language icons that opens on the entry page on the far right under Menu. The titles under "Deutsche Sprache" (blue icon) are more geared towards German learners, while the selection under "Deutsch in der Schule" (orange icon) is aimed more at teachers.

Screenshot e-Library - Menu choices

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