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German for young learners
Young learners C1-C2

This page features carefully curated free-of-charge teaching materials for students in middle and high schools, grades 6-12, 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

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Learning through social media and apps

Deutsch für dich Photo: Goethe-Institut/Sonja Tobias

Deutsch für dich

Encourage your students to network and communicate with over 560,000 German learners worldwide! In addition to networking, they will find plenty of exercises to help them learn German free of charge. 

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. 

Music and film

Step into German © Goethe-Institut


Videos, podcasts, worksheets on music, film, football, sustainability, and Germany! Up-to-date materials for immediate use in the classroom. Levels: A1- B1.

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

Download teaching materials on six German movies: Wir sind jung. Wir sind stark; Who am I - Kein System ist sicher; Krabat; Kaddisch für einen Freund; Der ganz große Traum; Almanya - Willkommen in Deutschland.

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 soccer

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. 


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

Buttons small © 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

Borrow poster exhibitions for your classroom. Free of charge. Topics: German fairy tales, inventions, geography or music. 

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

Bildungskooperation Deutsch Calendar

Order your BKD calendar, with practice materials for every month. The 2020 calendar focuses on artisanal occupations. 

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