Free online courses German

Almanca Kursları online

Online courses can´t substitute a German course that you take in Germany where you are surrounded by native speakers. But they can be a great supplement! GLS teachers researched FREE online courses and tested them for you. These are the ones that they recommend:

50 € à 45 minutes | minimum booking: 10 units

Highly qualified GLS teachers

You can book a GLS teacher for individual online lessons - he/she will teach you the same way that they would if you were actually here in Berlin. All you need is a PC with camera, microphone and SKYPE. 

Why online lessons with GLS

  1. GLS is a training center for teachers of German. You will work with GLS certified teachers who are qualified for online teaching.
  2. You will receive a GLS certificate documenting your level of German.
  3. You can coordinate lessons directly with your teacher. 

How to book

Please contact us via an email to letting us know:

  • your name, address, contact details
  • your current level of German
  • your goals and needs
  • how many lessons you´d like to book 
  • your native language
  • the time frame you have in mind (lessons taken within eg. 2 or 12 weeks)
  • the course times you prefer, daytime or evening (please consider possible time differences: world time zone map).

This information helps us to match you with a teacher meeting your requirements. We will contact you within max. 48 hours (exept weekends). You can arrange course days and times directly with your teacher via Doodle, and after your having finished the course GLS will issue a certificate documenting your level of German.

DUO Deutsch-Uni Online (German University online)

GLS cooperates with DUO, the German-University online. DUO is associated with the TestDaF Institute. The online courses were developed in cooperation with Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich.

If you need a visa and have to document knowledge of German, we recommend the DUO online courses at levels A1 and A2 (read more in the course descriptions below). These courses finish with a certificate, which is often required for obtaining a study visa.

German A1 (beginners)

Level: beginer
Duration: 3 months
Activation: 6 months
Price: 365 €
Course description: Details  

A1 Starting dates
JAN 22
FEB 19
MÄR 19
APR 16
MAI 14
JUN 18

German A2 (upper elementary)

Level: A2
Duration: 3 months
Activation: 6 months
Price: 295 €
Course description: Details 

A2 Starting dates
JAN 10 & 24
FEB 7 & 21
MÄR 7 &v 21
APR 4 & 18
MAI 2 & 16
JUN 6 & 20


How to book?

Please use the course descriptions to identify the course of your choice and then proceed as follows:

  1. Inform GLS about your course request, via or ++49 30 780089-12
  2. You will receive a TAN number from GLS to register with DUO - with this form
  3. You pay directly to DUO
  4. Take a placement test on the DUO Platform (unless you are a complete beginner)
  5. With the result of the placement test, you can use your TAN for the appropriate course
  6. After successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate from DUO regarding the level achieved and any ECTS credits you have earned.

Free online courses


A perfect preparation for a real life course @ GLS in Berlin: the fantastic BBC  online German courses. We especially recommend the beginners course.

Deutsche Welle TV

Deutsche Welle is Germany’s international broadcaster (TV, radio, online content in 30 languages). Die Deutsche Welle, too, offers free German courses online.