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German Language on the internet

In the Internet you will find numerous ways of learning German. In addition to learning programmes, there are opportunities to find out more about current events in Germany, aspects of culture etc. All these sources are equally useful to those learning and teaching German.

Learning German

Distance Learning Courses of the Goethe-Institute

The Goethe-Institute offers German lessons as distance learning courses at all levels (A1 to C2) as well as special distance study courses for German teachers.

The way of learning is via internet, using a book or listening to audio cassettes supervising individually by qualified learning teachers. The leaving certificates are in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Web Projects run by the Goethe-Institute

Compilation of opportunities in the Internet run by the Goethe-Institute to brush up and consolidate one's German:

Tasks and Exercises - Business and Special Languages - Chat, Fora, E-Mail - Specialist Journals - Training of Trainers - Early Language Learning - Grammar - Regional and Cultural Studies - Textbooks - Learning with New Media - Methodology and Didactics - Texts and Literature - Dictionary.

Deutsch für dich is a new community of Goethe-Institute for learning and teaching the German language. With this social network Goethe-Institute provides a platform to the study of the German language.

The web portal Mein Weg nach Deutschland aims to optimise the transition between pre-integrative language-learning, information and advice courses abroad and initial language teaching, as well as further integration measures provided by the Federal Government in Germany. To achieve this, the internet portal will improve and consolidate the language and orientation skills already acquired through pre-integration studies. Using the material available from this portal will enable to acquire a variety of skills necessary for living in Germany – such as how to deal with various types of media, or orientation skills for their initial time in Germany. 

German Courses by Deutsche Welle

The Deutsche Welle offers courses for beginning and intermediate levels as well as for business German. Listen to audio files on your computer and download the accompanying booklets.

For more detailed information see also "Learning German with Deutsche Welle".

Online Market

Updated motivating texts from the business press for enhancement of the German knowledge or education Business German. Markt online offers online-exercises for learners and didactical support for teachers (website in German).

Deutsch-Uni Online (DUO)

This distance learning course prepares towards established university entrance level examination (Test-DaF, DSH) as well as acquaints oneself with the professional terminology of the particular faculty. The modules Studienvorbereitung (preparation for study) and Fachsprachen (special languages) are offered (website in German).


A multimedia learning programme for German as a foreign language, comprises various components:

- Online Language Course, CD-ROM-Supported, with Worldwide Tutorial Support - Television/Video Language Course with Accompanying Materials - Radio Language Course with Accompanying Materials.



Pen Pal Relations

Procurement of pen pals worldwide (website in German).


A journey of discovery around the world: Email and other online exercises for primary school students (website in German).

Important Websites

Most useful website for germanists with links concerning adresses, archives, libraries, journals etc.

Links to Resources in German

This Links to Resources in German contains uniform resource consulters of interest to teachers of German leading either to other collections or to very specialized links that might not be returned in a routine search.

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