Learn German on your mobile with DW
- Find the right level with a proficiency test
- Programs for beginners and advanced learners (from the alphabet to business German)
- Diverse interactive exercises
- Vocabulary training and glossary
- Grammar and geography

You decide what’s the best way to learn German with DW. Take your pick – maybe a video series or interactive exercises? Get started now and learn German – even if you never have before. With DW, you can go online or use your mobile to improve your German. It’s easy to get started – we have something for everyone. And if you aren’t sure where to start, just take our quick and easy Placement Test to find out which course is right for you. We cover all the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference – from beginners to experts.
We also have other courses to help you learn the alphabet, or to get ready for business situations.
DW also courses and materials for German teachers – like worksheets, articles, audio and video content. It’s all free and ready to download. You can find everything we have to offer at

What’s New

Version 1.0.1

* Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

TimothyLegg ,

Great resource, but duplicate of web site

Deutsche Welle has an enormous effort towards learning German online and they are likely that largest free resource in the English to German direction.

I am critical of this app because it is only a web frontend to their website and precious app space is consumed with functionality duplicated by Safari, but without the features Safari provides, such as cutting-pasting text into a translator website for hints. The app does not let you cut/copy text.

You can go to DW dot COM and click on “Learn German” in the blue banner at the top of the page and you will immediately recognize the app, in fact, it will render identically because Safari uses the same HTML kit as this app (or any other recent iOS app)

I think the app is a great start for a programmers perspective in learning how to write apps for iOS and I am eager to see features like these added in:

* Integrated glossary of favorite words that the user can add entries to populate.
* Storage of offline lessons that Users can complete in absence of internet and synchronize their progress when internet is available.
* Instant translation cheat for individual words via tap and hold.
* Subtitles on videos.
* User definable bookmarks of notable lessons for quick review.

The addition of these will secure a distinction that sets it apart from a Webbrowser that is shortcut to a web page.

chabritto ,

Love it!

Best App to learn Deutsch! I still cant believe i found this amazing tool! It has lots of exercises, podcasts, PDFs, audios, videos ( I love Nicos story!) and so many other things, and the best: totally free!!! I’m completely shocked with the amount of resources you have! I gotta say I paid 50 bucks for a year subscription with Busuu, but I just can’t compare the quality and overall experience I’ve had with you, I actually feel annoyed for having paid for a terrible app with the other guys!!

You guys are the best! Thanks for making me fall in love with Deutsch once again!!

MadLordOfMilk ,

Sehr gut! (Very good!)

These lessons are a fantastic way to learn and study German. I appreciate being able to watch videos and study what was said in them, along with getting proper explanations for grammar and even some interesting cultural tidbits! The story is also a little cheesy, but I’m hooked on it and want to know what happens next ^_^

I do wish this app supported Split View on my iPad, though. I usually end up just opening up these lessons on their website from Safari so that I can also have a messaging app open on the side while I’m studying German.


Deutsche Welle
15 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, German

Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information


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