Learn German online with Lingoda

Speak German with confidence. Take our live courses, available for all levels, with professional teachers and transform your skills into life-changing moments.

With 750K classes per year, one always fits your schedule

Why learn German online with Lingoda?

  • Expertly-designed curriculums

    Follow our structured curriculum at each level, or, for complete flexibility, choose the classes you’d like to take.

  • Practice speaking from the start

    Build your confidence and learn to express yourself easily through conversation, light debate and role-playing.

  • Intense learning in small groups

    You’ll be surrounded by the language and encouraged to speak in classes that have a maximum of 5 students.

What courses does Lingoda offer?

  • Sprint

    2-month challenge with big rewards – for learners who want extra motivation.

    • Earn 50 % cashback or more in class credits
    • Group classes with 3–5 students
    • 30 or 60 classes in 2 months
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  • Flex

    Most popular

    Build your own language journey – for learners who want more flexibility.

    • Learn anytime – at your pace
    • Cancel or change intensity every 4 weeks
    • Group or 1-on-1 private classes
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  • Teams

    New

    Pre-booked classes with a dedicated team – for learners who want structure and support.

    • Fixed classmates and teachers
    • 2 intensities: 4 or 6 classes per week
    • 48 group classes in 8 or 12 weeks
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Learn German for everyday situations

Our language lessons focus on topics that are important for you and your everyday life, so you can use what you’ve learned right away.

Our expert teachers make complex grammar interesting and easy to understand and will also teach you regional language differences.

Plus, you’ll learn phrases and vocabulary that Germans use all the time.

Sample some German lessons

  • More about me

    I can explain how old I am, what my marital status is, where I am from and which languages I can speak.

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  • Nominative and accusative

    I can say what I have, need and want. I can recognise and use nominative and accusative cases.

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  • Write a business email

    I understand the most important information in an email and can write an email for work.

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  • I don’t feel well

    I can name the most important parts of the body and say where it hurts.

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Meet some of our German language teachers

Our professional teachers will ensure that you understand everything and give you individual feedback.

  • Anisja

    • Where I am from: Paderborn, Germany
    • Languages I teach: German
    • Languages I speak: German and English
  • Natascha

    • Where I am from: Mannheim, Germany
    • Languages I teach: German
    • Languages I speak: German, Spanish and English
  • Gesa

    • Where I am from: Kiel, Germany
    • Languages I teach: German
    • Languages I speak: German and English
  • Vanessa

    • Where I am from: Unna, Germany
    • Languages I teach: German
    • Languages I speak: German, Spanish and English
  • Silke

    • Where I am from: Austria
    • Languages I teach: German
    • Languages I speak: German, English and Russian

What learning with Lingoda looks like

Peek inside a class, discover how to book a lesson and what extra studying opportunities there are for you.

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Frequently asked questions

  • As a Lingoda student, you can download the class materials for free and use them at any time. After your class, you will also find a quiz to help you refresh and practice your new skills. There are also downloadable exercises available. All materials are uniquely created by Lingoda experts to align with CEFR standards. If you want to learn more about CEFR, read more here.

How to learn German fast

How long does it really take to learn German? The American Foreign Service Institute estimates it takes about 36 weeks of concentrated part-time study for an English-speaker to reach a professional working proficiency in German. This kind of timeline will depend on how focused you are on your language studies. Of course, not everyone has 20 hours a week to devote to language learning. However, one of the keys to making progress with German is to be consistent with your language practice. Even if you don’t have lots of time, do a little every day, whether that’s reading a short news article or watching a couple of TikTok videos in German. That way when your language class comes around, you won’t be completely out of practice.

While German has a reputation for being a hard language to learn, once you start you’ll discover there are some elements that are quite easy to pick up. The spelling, for instance, is very intuitive, particularly when you compare it to spelling in English or French. Those big German words everyone likes to joke about are just small words stuck together – like Legos – to make a bigger word. And they can actually be quite easy to decipher. Once you get some basic grammar down, expanding your vocabulary will really take your German to the next level. Are you wondering how to effectively learn German vocabulary? It takes more than just reading lists of words. Try singing, flash cards, or watching TV, as well as your regular German classes with Lingoda.

Common German phrases

In your German language classes with Lingoda, you’ll learn common German phrases for everyday life and work, like discussing the weather, ordering in restaurants, expressing opinions, writing emails and letters, and explaining your past work experience and education. In small online classes, you can ask questions about how to sound like a native speaker when you’re in the bakery asking for Brötchen, or how to respectfully ask your elderly neighbor which is the plastics recycling bin.

Some of the most common German phrases are:

  • Hallo (Hello)
  • Wo finde ich…? (Where do I find…?)
  • Wie viel kostet das? (How much does this cost?)
  • Tschüss (Bye)
  • Bitte (Please)
  • Danke (Thanks)
  • Entschuldigung (Excuse me)

How can I learn German online

Learning German online is easier than attending a language class in person. You can eliminate commuting to the language school, which makes fitting classes into your schedule much easier. It’s not always easy to find good, native-speaking German teachers locally, but when you’re learning online, you have a much wider selection of teachers to choose from. In a large, in-person language class, it’s tempting to sit at the back and avoid speaking. In a small online class, like the ones offered with Lingoda, there’s no hiding! You will get more effective practice in speaking and conversing and more direct feedback from your teacher and classmates.

Why learn German

Germany has the largest economy in Europe, and the fourth largest in the world, which translates to many career opportunities where speaking German would be an advantage. Not only that, but six countries in Europe have German as their official language, and 10 more recognize it as a minority language. Join the hundreds of millions of people who speak German worldwide, and experience the wide range of literature, film and art of the German-speaking world.

How to learn German at home

Busy work schedules and family responsibilities can make it very difficult to get to a German language class regularly. This doesn’t mean you can’t learn German! With Lingoda’s flexible online classes, you can fit in a class early in the morning before everyone is awake, at lunchtime, or between meetings. It’s really tempting to skip an evening class after work, but if you could do it from your kitchen table, it makes it much more likely you will actually attend it regularly.