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Everyday life

Are you planning to spend a significant amount of time in Germany – perhaps even move there to live or work? Our wide range of free exercises, apps and films help you improve your German at all levels – from A1 to  C2 to prepare you for everyday life in Germany. From finding an apartment to shopping for food, you will gain valuable communication skills from members of our learning community who have already made the move. 

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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.


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Learn German on Facebook

Would you like to meet people from all over the world who are also learning German? Visit our Facebook page! In our Facebook community, you will get to know one another, learn about our classes, gain insight into daily life in Germany, and be able to practice your German language skills, free of charge. 

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Learn German with Ida

Hi! I'm Ida, your German teacher on YouTube. I will help you learn grammar and new words, as well as  give you tips on living in Germany. My videos are easiest to understand if you can already speak some German (best suited to levels A2 to B1) and are completely free.

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Community: You are not alone!
Deutsch für dich

Learning ist better together: In our online community, you will find more than 200 German exercises for all levels, free of charge – as well as other people to practise with. Meet new people, compare notes and improve your language skills together.

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Learning app
Get to know Germany

In German or a language of your choice: This free app will teach you all about Germany – what it is like to live here and about the country's history. You will find a range of interactive exercises, a quiz and videos to help you practice German easily and free of charge – at home or on the road.

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Learning app
Lirica – learn German with music

With the Lirica app, you can learn languages in the way that's most fun: with music. Discover well-known German-speaking musicians, listen to their songs and do matching exercises.

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Information and tips
Mein Weg nach Deutschland

Are you planning to move to Germany? Then you've come to the right place. Find important information about living and working in Germany – in German (levels A1 to B2) or in a language of your choice – with texts, videos and maps.

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Game app
City of words

If you can already speak some German and would like to learn new words in a fun way, download this free game app! It is suitable for levels A1/A2. You’ll learn loads of new vocabulary and be able to compare notes with other players.

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Online world
Our Street

Discover Germany and learn German in the comfort of your own home! In this online game, you can click through the streets of a German town and find out more about the people who live and work there.

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Learning app
German trainer A1

How do I count or tell the time in German? What is this dish called? How do I say please and thank you? This app for level A1 is a great way to start learning German, free of charge. The focus is on listening, reading, writing and learning important first words.

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Everyday life in Germany
Ticket nach Berlin

Six candidates, two teams, one goal: Berlin. On their journey through Germany six young learners of German face thrilling challenges.