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German for Children and Young People 

German as a Foreign Language

Do you teach German as a foreign language in school? Here, you will find an overview of the range of our textbooks from primary education to A-Level.

Prima aktiv

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This is how you get young people learning German to speak quickly: 
the successful communicative approach of prima plus has been supplemented with activating, digital and cooperative content in prima aktiv and offers everything you need for motivating and youth-oriented lessons.

The textbook for young people between the ages of 12 and 18 covers levels A1 to B2 in seven volumes.


  • Cooperative tasks, games, project work, films
  • Regional studies as a connection between tradition and modernity
  • Suitable for the new CFR companion volume
  • Exam preparation from the beginning with assigned tasks
  • Free PagePlayer app with all songs, audios, movies, interactive exercises, reading texts and games
  • Digital lesson manager including teacher version of the e-book with solutions and tips for lessons
  • Multimedia teaching and learning opportunities for all teaching scenarios in analogue and virtual classrooms

Bruno und ich

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A resilient concept that is as strong as Bruno himself.

For children aged from around six to eight years of age (grades 1 to 3) who are learning German as their first foreign language.

With the new GFL textbook, Bruno und ich, children between the ages of six and eight (grades 1 to 3) learn German holistically and in an engaging way as their first foreign language. In three volumes, the series of textbooks teach them the essential linguistic structures for level A1.

A colourful layout which has plenty of pictures, appealing topics, engaging tasks and a smooth linguistic progression – with Bruno und ich, learning and teaching is great fun. Rhymes, songs, poems and games allow children to learn the linguistic structures as well as the correct pronunciation of words. They also allow children to practice their listening comprehension. The small bear, Bruno, guides them along the way and takes away their fear of the new language.

  • Developed for the first encounter with German as a foreign language
  • Gentle introduction to the language
  • Learn German with pictures and games that are suitable for children
  • A variety of songs and rhymes

Prima – Los geht’s!

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Learn German with five friends and their dog, Socke!

For primary school children from approximately eight years of age (grades 3/4) who are learning German as their first or second foreign language.

How can you familiarise children with the way of living in the DACH countries? The best way is to let them participate in the lives of children of the same age who come from one of these countries. Friends Emil, Lukas, Mia, Tom and Lotte and their dog Socke, guide children from the age of eight through the new textbook series Prima – los geht's! Language learners accompany the friends in their day-to-day lives, at school, in their free time and with their families.

  • A modern and colourful layout
  • Playful German learning in varied lessons with rhymes, games, cultural studies and songs.
  • Progression and didactics are both playfully communicative and aimed at examination preparation
  • Numerous audio recordings to practice listening comprehension
  • Child-friendly, motivational animated films
  • Preparation for the Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Fit in Deutsch 1

Prima – Los geht’s! consists of three volumes and gently brings pupils up to level A1. For further learning we recommend volumes A2 and B1 of our textbook Prima plus – Deutsch für Jugendliche and afterwards our textbook Prima – Die Mittelstufe. All three textbooks are oriented towards the contents of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and the Framework Curriculum for German as a Foreign Language for Schools Abroad.

Prima plus

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A textbook that speaks the language of young students.

Basic level textbook for young people aged 12 to 16.

The German textbook Prima plus dives into the lives of young students. Dreams, desires, life plans: Prima plus covers topics of interest for this age group, making them eager to learn. The textbook, consisting of five volumes, guides them from level A1 to level B1 and prepares them for the exams "Fit in Deutsch" 1 and 2, B1 "Goethe Zertifikat" and level 1 "DSD” (German language diploma).

  • Everyday texts, dialogues and photos convey a modern picture of the German-speaking countries
  • Interactive exercises and entertaining video clips refine the intercultural view and train listening skills
  • Short, clearly structured units allow enough time for individual teaching and learning projects
  • An opportunity for self-evaluation encourages active, independent learning
  • Print and digital: Prima plus is full of smart offers for differentiated and individualised work
  • Active speaking, improving communicative skills and the systematic development of the four key language skills are the focus of the learning process

Prima – Die Mittelstufe

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For the high flyers

Intermediate textbook for young adults with advanced knowledge of German

Prima – Die Mittelstufe is the ideal continuation of Prima plus for those at an intermediate level, but can also be used on its own. The two volumes, B2 and C1, are based on the Common European Framework of Reference and prepare learners for examinations, in particular the "German Language Diploma of the Conference of Education Ministers" (DSD 2), the "Goethe-Zertifikat" B2/C1 and the "TestDaF".

  • Systematically expands communication skills
  • Enables pupils to practice their listening and reading comprehension based on current topics and relevant texts
  • Is full of inspiring writing tasks and projects
  • Provides strategies and methods for talks and presentations, discussions and debates as well as for the creation of written works
  • Develops competence for various text types and encourages reflection and discussion of literature