Why learn German?

With 100 million native speakers, German is the most commonly-spoken language in Europe. Around the world, 14.5 million people are learning German as a foreign language today. There are many good reasons for studying German, and a large number of resources, online and offline, to help you gain fluency in the language of Goethe, Gauß, and Grönemeyer.

Deutsch - Sprache der Ideen

Inspiring people to learn German

With the campaign “German – Language of Ideas” Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle aims to promote learning German as a foreign language abroad. Minister of State Pieper introduced the campaign at the Federal Foreign Office. German is the most widely spoken language in Europe. Nearly 15 million people speak and learn German as a foreign language. However, in recent years there has been a decline in the number of people learning German. Pieper called this trend an “alarming sign” that the German Government was determined to counter. After all, language was a foundation for establishing good relations between countries.

Mann mit Kopfhörern

Free interactive online German course

Improve your German with Deutsche Welle's audio and video programs, which include language lessons for beginners, information about Germany and news in German.  

Jojo II-Telenovela

Deutsche Welle: New paths to learning German

On July 5, Deutsche Welle (DW) began season two of its telenovela for German learners: "Jojo sucht das Glück" (Jojo's Search for Happiness), which premiered at the International German Olympics (IDO) in Frankfurt.

eLibrary - borrow digital material in german language

eLibrary - borrow digital material in german language

This service allows you to borrow digital materials, such as eBooks, eAudio books and electronic newspapers by downloading them to your computer or e-reader. There is no need to return the borrowed it...

Learning German in the region

Living language: German is the mother tongue of more than 100 million people.

In most countries of the jurisdiction of the Embassy German is not taught in formal educational institutions. In fact currently German is only taught at the Center for Language Learning at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad.

Follow this link to the information abouts UWIs German language courses 

In Trinidad one person offers private tuition. Please open the list of translators on the bottom of this page for contact details.

"Popcast" Presents German Pop Music

DJ bei der Arbeit

Rock, pop, hiphop, electro: at the beginning of every month Goethe Institut shine our search beacon into the nation’s studios and clubs from Kiel up north to Weilheim way down south.