Welcome to Grenzenlos Deutsch, an open online curriculum for beginning German!

This full-year curriculum is intended as a no-cost alternative to current, more traditional textbooks in the field. It mixes materials rooted in real-world, contemporary communication scenarios, multimedia content, and online learning activities.The Grenzenlos curriculum ensures that the topics of discussion in the language classroom are relevant to and reflect today’s world.

Several institutions are currently piloting Grenzenlos Deutsch for first-year German, and we find there is plenty of material to work with. That said, we are still editing the current material and developing additional content. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to improve and expand GD! Feel free to let us know if you have any comments or suggestions.

If you are interested in using this curriculum for your course, please feel free to contact Brigetta Abel (Macalester College) or Amy Young (Central College). We would be happy to share additional resources with you and to answer questions about Grenzenlos Deutsch.

Navigation Directions: to access the lessons, click on the drop-down “Curriculum” menu in the upper left. Select one of the modules, or content areas. Once you’ve clicked on a module, an arrow will appear next to that module when you click on “Curriculum” again. That arrow will navigate to the content of the module: you will then see the different units and lessons for each module. You can watch the video below for more detailed directions and a demo.

Browser Recommendations: for the full experience of the integrated h5p activities, we recommend using Chrome. We have heard reports about issues with the Safari browser, so if you have technical difficulties with Safari, try switching browsers.