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  • Language learning
  • Employment
“” ( is a free-of-charge online learning portal. It offers a German language course from level A1 to B1, as well as a wide range of exercises for literacy training and learning the Roman script.
Furthermore, the “vocational training” section includes 30 scenarios with a range of practice material for job-related communication up to level B2. A professionally produced entertaining websoap with 45 episodes introduces the various chapters and provides learners with the linguistic material from various everyday situations for working with “”.
With a total of more than 11,500 exercises, the portal provides ample opportunity to learn and improve linguistic skills in German as a second language. The portal is suitable for beginners and advanced learners. It can be used in language classes and independently by learners who want to improve their language skills without taking a class.
Every learner in the portal has a tutor who helps, gives feedback on the learning process, encourages and provides correction in sent-in exercises and texts. In regular classes, the teacher can adopt the role of the tutor in the portal, otherwise the learner will be accompanied by DVV-tutors.
Title (‘I want to learn German’)
Date launched 2013
Duration Ongoing
Type of Resource Digital Learning Platform
Purpose Language Learning, Employability
Online or Blended Online
Learning objectives The portal provides free German language courses to increase the users’ linguistic competence and literacy skills in German as a second language (L2).
Target group Migrants (living in Germany)
Evaluation results/ monitoring plan In 2014-2015 the portal was evaluated by a team of experts in linguistics and language acquisition. There was also an extended evaluation of five language classes with 600 hours of training each, conducted by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) in 2015-2016. BAMF is now in the process of accrediting the portal for use in official “integration courses”.
Recognition or certification of learning N/A
Financing and sustainability model Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF)
Leading Organization German Adult Education Association (DVV)
Contact Person Deutscher Volkshochschul-Verband e. V.
Lernportal iwdl
Obere Wilhelmstraße 32
D-53225 Bonn
Telefon: 0228 / 6209 475-151
Fax: 0228 / 6209 475-69
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Name and contacts of person responsible for data about the tool:
Celia Sokolowsky,
project manager iwdl
Deutscher Volkshochschul-Verband e.V. (DVV)
Lernportale /
Obere Wilhelmstraße 32, 53225 Bonn
Tel.: 0228 / 97569-151, Fax: 0228 / 97569-409
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