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Learn to speak German

Learn to speak German

Ever wondered how you can perfect the German accent? Learn how to speak German with a combination of our AI powered pronunciation exercises and dialogues made by our German experts. You can also try our conversation exercises and practice speaking with native speakers from our online community.

Complete German language course

Complete German language course

We have over 80 units in our online German course. Choose the topics you're most interested in, whether it’s culture, history, food or travel. Perhaps, you’re only interested in learning some basic words & phrases for your next trip to Germany. No matter what your goals are, we’ve got some simple and fun lessons for you.

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Let us do the hard work! You decide when to learn and how much you want to learn, and we will create a personalised study plan for you to help you learn German quicker.

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Try our Vocabulary Trainer

How many words can you learn in one week? Challenge yourself and use our Vocabulary Trainer feature to help you keep track and memorise the new words you’ve just learnt.

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Track your Fluency Score

Track your progress and see your fluency score improve over time. Don’t worry if you miss a day, we’ll keep you on track and motivated with a series of fun German exercises.

Why should you learn German

Although with only 70 million native speakers, German is actually one of the most important business languages in the world. Having some knowledge of the German language can give you a huge boost in your career progression and broaden your job oppotunities. For an English speaker, German is acutally one of the easiest languages to learn. It stems from the same Germanic language tree as English, hence sharing some similarities in vocabulary, sentence structure and grammar. If you're an English native speaker thinking of learning a new language, but haven't decided which one, then try learning German. Remember that learning a language is a challenge and a long term goal. We’re here to help you reach that dream faster and easier. It doesn’t happen overnight, but once you know a language, you know it for life!

What you will achieve with our course

Whether you’re visiting Germany, building up your career, or learning German to better understand the culture, we’ve got you covered! Our lessons range from German for beginner A1 to upper intermediate B2 levels; you can start from any lesson or level and even get certified by McGraw-Hill Education when you progress to the next level. Learn how to greet someone in German, order a Currywurst with a perfect German accent, tell a German speaker about your career and interests, and share your opinions on a variety of topics.

Example topics in our course

  • Beginner A1: Greeting people, jobs, numbers, colours, objects, food & drinks and basic grammar
  • Elementary A2: Conversations, shopping, eating out, travel and asking for directions
  • Intermediate B1: Job interviews, holidays, dating, culture, news and sharing opinions
  • Upper Intermediate B2: Religion, entertainment, world news and media

German for Travel course

If you're planning to travel to Germany soon and don't have time to complete the full course, we also offer a German for Travel course that will teach you some survival phrases to help you get around. Learn how to ask for directions, buy tickets and get recommendations from locals.

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