German Online Individual Training
Practice makes Perfect
You learn without a teacher and practice independently using different formats – for example, videos, images, audios, reading and fill-in-the-blank texts. The focus here is primarily on training vocabulary and listening and reading skills. Writing is practiced with the help of fill-in-the-blanks exercises; speaking is not practiced specifically.
Start now at language levels A1, A2, B1, B2 or C1 and practice German independently anytime, anywhere.
A1, A2, B1, B2 or C1
Immediately after booking
approx. 70 hours
(6-7 hours per week)
Access to learning platform
Access the German Online Individual Training in just a few steps
Book your course easily and conveniently online.
Language level and user interface language
Select the language level at which you would like to learn (A1, A2, B1, B2 or C1).
You can choose between English, Spanish or Russian as an additional language in which you can receive help.
When booking online, you must register with us. Please make a note of your Goethe ID (consisting of your email address and password).
The course is created
The course is created once you complete the booking process.
As soon as your course is activated, you will receive a notification by email. You now have three month’s access to the learning platform.
Start of the course
At the top right of the screen you will find the tab "MEIN GOETHE.DE – SIGN IN". Enter the same e-mail address and password that you used when booking.
Under "MEINE KURSE UND PRÜFUNGEN" you will find your Online Individual Training.
Let's get started!
You're now in the virtual classroom and can get started learning German right away.
Have fun and we wish you the best of luck!
Frequently asked questions
- PC, tablet or smartphone
- Internet connection
- E-mail address
- Operating system: Windows, MacOS, Android, iOS
- Browser: current version of Google Chrome (for all operating systems)
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In contrast to the German Online Group Course and the German Online Individual Course, German Online Training is completed independently, without a teacher. German Online Training is structured in such a way that it can be easily completed by yourself alone. Should any questions arise, however, you will find helpful answers in clearly structured info boxes. In addition, German Online Individual Training focuses on training listening, reading and writing skills; speaking is not specifically practiced here.
No, after completing German Online Individual Training you will not receive a certificate of participation.
German Online Individual Training currently offers levels A1, A2, B1, B2 and C1. At present there is no training offered for C2 level.
You can find out more about the content of the levels and the Common European Framework of Reference for Language here.
Yes, after completing German Online Individual Training you can continue with one of our face-to-face courses (Intensive or Standard German) or one of our online courses. A direct transition from German Online Individual Training to the next level face-to-face or online course cannot be guaranteed, as German Online Individual Training is not supervised by a teacher. Our placement test will determine which level is right for you. After booking, we offset the cost of the placement test against your course fee.
You learn without a teacher and practice independently doing many different exercises – for example, with videos, pictures, audios, reading and fill-in-the-blank texts. The exercises and formats are based on the exams of the Goethe Institute. If you would like to do specific exam preparation, however, we recommend our exam preparation course.
If you don’t know your level of German or are unsure which level is right for you, you can take a free placement test. To do this, follow the booking process. When choosing your language level, you can choose language level A1 if you are learning German for the first time, or you can book the free placement test. Depending on your result, German Online Individual Training will then be activated at the level appropriate for you (A1, A2, B1, B2 or C1).
German Online Individual Training is an offer to refresh and consolidate previously learned content. You should therefore book German Online Individual Training at the level of your last German course.
No, you don't have to go to a Goethe-Iinstitut. German Online Individual Training is an online product that you can use from the comfort of home or on the go.
First, please check your spam e-mail inbox. Sometimes our emails end up here. If you do not find any notification there either, please log in to MY GOETHE.DE with your Goethe ID and see whether your German Online Individual Training appears under "MY COURSES AND EXAMS". If your Online Individual Training appears here, you can start learning German right away. If your German Online Individual Training doesn’t appear here, please be patient. In exceptional cases it can take up to 24 hours until your German Online Individual Training is activated. As soon as German Online Individual Training has been activated, you can decide when to start. Even if the activation is delayed, you won’t miss a thing. If your German Online Individual Training is still not activated 24 hours after booking, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org