German Training Online
Learn German at your convenience –
Our uncomplicated online training tool for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners.
Reading, listening, and writing skills: Practice, practice, practice.
You can start practising your listening, reading and writing skills at the click of a button. If you are looking to achieve a particular proficiency level as quickly as possible, in order to sit a German language proficiency exam for example, then we recommend our German Training Online as additional practice in combination with a face-to-face course or to brush up on one of our teacher-guided online courses.
A1, A2, B1, B2 or C1
Immediately after enrolment
approx. 70 hours
Hours per week
6-7 hours per week (recommended)
Access to learning platform
- Laptop, tablet or smartphone
- Internet connection
- E-mail address
- Operating system: Windows, macOS, Android, iOS
- Browser: current version of Google Chrome (for all operating systems)
In contrast to our German online group or individual courses, German Training Online is a tool to learn German online autonomously, without the involvement of a teacher. The training has been designed so that you can easily train on your own. Should you encounter any difficulties, helpful answers to your questions are provided in clear, understandable info boxes. German Training Online focuses on listening, reading and writing skills – speaking skills are not targeted in this training.
Yes, you receive a confirmation of participation after completing German Training Online.
German Training Online currently offers levels A1, A2, B1, B2 and C1. At present there is no training offered for C2 level.
For more information on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and detailed information on each language level please click here.
Yes, after completing German Training Online you can follow on with one of our face-to-face courses (German Intensive or German Extensive) or with one of our online courses. It cannot be guaranteed that you can follow on with the next language level from your German Training Online level, as your training has not been monitored by a teacher. Our online online assessment test for these courses will ensure you are placed in the right course level for your ability. The cost of the online assessment test will be deducted from your course fees when you enrol on a course.
If you don’t know or are unsure as to your existing language level, you can take our free online online assessment test. Please follow the instructions during the booking process for German Training Online in our web shop. When choosing your language level, choose A1 if you are a complete beginner or choose the included online online assessment test if you have been learning German previously; depending on the result of your online assessment test you will automatically receive access to the appropriate level (A1, A2, B1, B2 or C1).
To enrol in German Training Online – Level A1, you do not need any previous knowledge of German. To enrol in level A2, you require knowledge of German at level A1. To enrol in level B1, you require knowledge of German at level A2. To enrol in level B2, you require knowledge of German at level B1. To enrol in level C1, you require knowledge of German at level B2.
No, you do not have to go to an Institute. German Training Online is an online product that you can use from the comfort of your home or when out and about.
Firstly, please check your spam folder, as our emails sometimes get caught up there. If the activation email is not in your spam folder, please log in to your account using your Goethe-ID on Mein Goethe.DE. Look under "MEINE KURSE UND PRÜFUNGEN" to see if Deutsch Training Online is listed. If this is the case, you can start immediately with your German Training Online. Should you be unable to see German Training Online, please have a little patience as in some very few cases it can take up to 24hrs for your German Training Online to be activated. Once activated, it is up to you when you want to start. You won’t miss anything, even if activation was delayed.
In the unlikely case that your German Training Online is still not activated 24hrs after enrolment, please contact us at DTO-India@goethe.de.
This course is offered by the Goethe-Institut Kolkata, but can be taken across India due to its online format.