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With the DUO German online courses you can prepare your language skills for your studies and professional life in Germany. Most DUO courses are available with or without tutoring. Whether you are a beginner or advanced learner, with DUO you will find just the right course to get ready for studying in Germany. Even the online courses for beginners are focused on topics from everyday student life at German universities.

Why DUO is right for me

  • I want to learn German to study in Germany.
  • I am already studying and want to improve my German.
  • I am preparing for the TestDaF and want to familiarise myself with the test and practice.
  • I want to learn German on my own.
  • I want to learn German faster and complement my language course.
  • I want the best learning materials to successfully prepare for my studies.
  • I want the support of experienced tutors in learning German.
  • I enjoy learning on computers.



  • Whether you have basic, advanced or no knowledge of German at all – with DUO you prepare continuously for studying or working in Germany.
  • You practice all language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
  • DUO tutors speak German at a native level, are experienced teachers and provide you with individual support.
  • Since DUO course contents are developed in close collaboration with specialists, you will benefit from targeted learning materials based on didactic methods.
  • You do not depend on a location or course schedules.
  • You become part of the DUO community with 5,000 students worldwide.

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Level A1 to C1

DUO offers German courses from level A1 to C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. These courses focus on contents relevant for studying at German universities right from the start. Find your level

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With our online courses you can study independently on our learning platform. Complete versatile, varied tasks when and where you want!
Exchange ideas with other learners worldwide in a forum and chat area.


DUO German courses are available in various learning formats. You decide whether you want the support and consultation of an experienced German teacher.

Three DUO learning formats

Learning without a tutor

You work on the course independently and will receive automatic corrections, but no personal feedback on writing and speaking exercises. This learning option is especially cost-effective and you may start at any time, since you do not depend on specific session dates.

Courses without a tutor



Learning with a tutor

The tutor will be with you throughout your learning journey. In addition to automatic corrections, you receive personal feedback on writing and speaking exercises. Your tutor provides you with individual study tips and answers your questions. Furthermore, they are also responsible for moderating course discussions. Although courses with tutors have fixed start dates, you will still be able to manage your time flexibly and scheduling chat sessions with your tutor. Once you complete the course, you will receive a certificate.

Courses with a tutor



Intensive learning with a tutor

You benefit from all the advantages of learning with a tutor. This format also offers the option to submit additional tasks to receive a certificate with ECTS points upon successful completion.

Intensive courses with a tutor



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Desktop or laptop

You need an Internet-capable computer with speakers and a microphone, as well as a quiet place to work. Please note our system requirements.

Your technology

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Learning materials

All materials you need are available on the DUO learning platform. All you need is a stable Internet connection.

DUO courses

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Learning environment

With DUO, you study independently, any time, any place. A quiet working environment and regularly completing units are a plus.

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