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Studying German

Keep up with the happenings in the German Programme by following our Facebook Page.

If you are unsure which German class to enrol in, take this placement test. Write down your test result and talk to a course advisor about paper options.

The library subject guide provides a wide range of research tools and resources for your German study.

Self-study resources


  • Every language student at Otago has access to the Vocabulary online programme Language Perfect.
  • LEO is a helpful German online dictionary.


  • Listen to Slow German on a range of topics to improve your knowledge of German culture and society (GERM131-GERM231).
  • Jojo sucht das Glück is a soap opera for language learners (GERM231 level), developed by Deutsche Welle


  • NEON a monthy magazine for people in their 20s (GERM 231 and higher)
  • fluter offers an inside perspective on German society (GERM331 and higher).
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