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German Proficiency Language Course
(C1 / C2 CEFR)


"Learn German - with a vocabulary trainer that organizes terms by technical areas and themes!"

 
reach German proficiency
This course is different than other language courses:
  • You learn for only 17 minutes a day!
     
  • This course offers a compatible learning method for every type of learner.
    This makes language learning a lot of fun!
     
  • You started to learn German with our course system and then went on to intermediate German?
    This proficiency course expands on the vocabulary learned in the German Beginner's Course and the German Intermediate Course.
     
  • You learn quickly and efficiently:
    The program gives you new and practical exercises everyday.
     
  • In five months you achieve levels C1 and C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) with this terminology.
     
  • This course does not have to be installed.
    This course is especially user friendly and problem free to operate.
     
 
For whom is the German Proficiency Language Course intended?

The German Proficiency Language Course is the ideal vocabulary trainer for advanced learners.
 
  • Do you keep abreast of the news in German?
  • Are you planning to emigrate to Germany?
  • Do like to read literature from Germany?
  • Do you have friends or family from Germany?
  • Do you need to have good grasp of technical terms in German?
Then this vocabulary trainer is right for you!
German Proficiency Language Course offers you practical and targeted vocabulary training.
 
You learn over 2,100 words sorted by theme and ideally prepared.
 
 
You have chosen a successful and popular language course:

  • This is the newest version:
    German Proficiency Language Course was completely updated in 2017.
  • This is a successful learning system:
    More than 540,000 people learn a new language with us.
  • You can learn anywhere at anytime:
    This German online course runs under Windows / Linux / Mac OS X / iPad / Android Tablets / Windows Tablets.

 
 
 

The content of the German Proficiency Language Trainer


The German Proficiency Language Trainer offers you:
  • The unique long-term memory learning method from 17-Minute-Languages:
    You learn German at breath taking speed - without ever forgetting what you've learned!
  • New Vocabulary:
    With this vocabulary trainer you learn 2,100 new words.
    The vocabulary is sorted by theme and optimally prepared for learning.
  • Fun and variation while learning:
    This software offers you plenty of tests and numerous innovative exercises.
    There is something appropriate for every type of learning!

 
Please note:
This advanced vocabulary course expands on the German Beginner's Course and the German Intermediate Course from 17-Minute Languages.
With all three courses combined, you obtain a vocabulary of over 5,000 words!
 

Terminology from many topics


This German advanced vocabulary course is a sophisticated didactic vocabulary trainer for advanced learners.
You learn practically organized terms that correlate to the subsequent topics and areas of expertise.
The entire vocabulary is comprehensive and ideally structured for learning.
  • Every office has computers and you need to know how to use them in German!
    If you would like to work abroad, it is advantageous to know all the most important computer, hardware and software terms as well as those of office equipment.
    Learning this list of terms will help to make your first day on the job that much easier!
     
  • Is one of your main interests the culture and social life of Germany?
    We have put together vocabulary relevant to cultural themes and aspects of social life such as leisure time, sports and games, fashion, living, family and religion all there for you to quickly and easily learn.
     
  • Do you work in the research and technology sector?
    We have put together the most important terminology related to these areas of profession.
  • Would you like to emigrate with your partner or family?
    For all advanced learners, we have put together essential vocabulary for this eventuality and the subsequent dealings with relevant government agencies in Germany.
    Prepare yourself with this list for a visit to a government agency and you will have a much easier time of it!
     
  • Are your children growing up and going to school in Germany?
    This vocabulary trainer offers you a solid vocabulary with regards to education and schooling.
    Here both kids and parents will find important words that make starting at a new school much easier.
    Anyone dealing with education and upbringing can also find new and interesting expressions in this vocabulary list.
     
  • Are you applying for a job abroad?
    Then this vocabulary trainer offers you the most important words you'll need when designing your resume and applying for work.
     
  • Do you converse often in German?
    If this is the case, it is always useful to have a comprehensive vocabulary regarding conversational knowledge down pat.
    Here you will find vocabulary that you can use in your next conversation.
     
  • Do you want to learn German as it is really spoken in Germany?
    We have put together an interesting collection of the colloquial language spoken in Germany.
     
  • Do you like to read books in German?
    With this vocabulary trainer, we have put together a vocabulary especially for readers that includes words relating to books like mysteries, fantasy, fairy tales and fables.
     
  • Do your colleges or business partners come from Germany?
    We have put together a large vocabulary with topics and conversations that are relevant for your dealings with professional contacts.
     
  • Are you grappling with German grammar?
    We have put together a collection of vocabulary for you which will help you to better understand monolingual grammar books and texts that are concerned with grammar.
     
  • Have you left your heart in Germany?
    In your vocabulary trainer you will find a chapter that deals with the theme flirting and love.
     
  • Are you interested in the political current events of Germany?
    Do you often read, watch or listen to the news in German for this reason?
    In the material dealing with news and politics, you will find many words that are used often in news reports.
    You will definitely be able to better follow the news the next chance you get.
     
These and many more topics and areas of expertise are covered in the German-advanced vocabulary course.
You will find the relevant vocabulary prepared in a didactically practical way for quick and easy learning.
You will acquire the most important things to know regarding a particular choice of topic.
 
All vocabulary have been translated into authentic, contemporary German.
You learn a vocabulary you can really use!
Of course, all vocabulary was recorded by a native speaker so that you can listen to and learn the correct pronunciation and emphasis right from the beginning.
 
This vocabulary trainer is recommended when you ...
  • want to increase your vocabulary quickly and effectively.
  • would like to master complex terminology.
  • are dealing with a wide range of sophisticated or challenging texts and, therefore, need to learn the appropriate vocabulary.
  • want to practice spontaneous and fluent expression.
  • often use German in your free-time and in your professional life.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

The unique learning methods of the German Language Course:


The heart of this German course is it's long-term memory learning method and daily exercises.
 
The daily exercises ensure that you learn your new language for 17 minutes every day.
Exactly 17 minutes of learning material is provided by the daily exercises, hence the aptly chosen title of our courses.
 
In 17-Minute-Languages' insider community you have the opportunity to interact with many other highly motivated learners.
You get great tips and make new connections.
 

The long-term memory method of 17-Minute-Languages:


This learning method is based on the newest findings from research on vocabulary learning.
Every word to be learned will be repeated at precise intervals.
 
The long-term method works like this:
 
You learn a new word.
This word is then registered in the program.
The systematic repetition of the word begins immediately:
 
  1. First thing on the following day you have to correctly translate this word.
  2. The program then waits for two days.
    On the third day you will be prompted by the same word again.
    You then have to translate it correctly.
  3. The program then waits 4 more days.
    On the eighth day you will be prompted by the same word yet again.
  4. The program then waits a final 9 days.
    You have to correctly translate the word just one more time on day 17.
If you knew the word on each occasion, by this time you will never forget it!
It is permanently lodged in your long-term memory.
(Important to know: If you forgot the word to be learned on any occasion during the repetition phase, the repetition starts anew.)
 
With this learning method, you will learn all of the vocabulary in this German course.
New words will be added to your lessons every day.
Your vocabulary will grow rapidly.
 
You can decide each day how you would like to learn the German vocabulary:
  • If you wish to learn very thoroughly, you can also work with a written translation-program and fill in blanks.
  • For quick repetition, the program has a "Quick Revision"-function.
    You simply enter whether you know a particular German word or not.
  • You can also learn with the Multiple Choice method:
    With this learning method, you will be given five, seven or ten words to choose from.
    Your task is to choose the correct translation.
 

Daily exercises for learning German:


daily exercises There are various daily exercises integrated into this language course.
You get the following exercises every day:
 
vocabulary Vocabulary:
You learn new words and repeat the old ones with the long-term memory method as described above.
 
phrases

Texts and phrases:
The program presents you with plenty of text and phrases every day.
You have to complete various exercise related to the texts:
You have to read the texts.
You have to complete fill-in-the-blanks, whether they be whole words or single missing letters.
On other days you will get a text to read with appropriate questions designed to improve comprehension.
 
You get new and exciting exercise related to the texts every day.
With these concrete examples, you learn German quickly and thoroughly.

Earn yourself points daily:
For every daily exercise you are awarded points.
When ever you have collected enough points, you reach the next level of the program.
In this way, you can see how quickly you've increased your knowledge!

17-Minute-Languages' insider community:


At the end of a lesson you can transfer your points to the online scoreboard.
It is absolutely free.
You do not need to register.
 
Compare your progress with other 17-Minutes-Languages' learners:
Here you can see the current top scores of all learners (from all languages courses) who have transfered their points to the scoreboard:
Top scores: The 1000 most successful 17-Minutes-Languages' learners
 
In addition, you can interact with and get support from other learners using 17-Minute-Languages.
You get great tips and can make new connections.
 

 

Great number of learning methods

You have many options to systematically increase your knowledge.
There is a suitable learning method available for every type of learner.
The following learning methods and tests are available for you to choose from:

hidden vocabulary

Hidden Vocabulary


Read or listen to the dialogue and vocabulary.
Cover up the individual phrases with either German or English.
Think about the translation.
 
You can then uncover the correct answer with the mouse.
If you like learning with word lists, this is the best method.
dictation

Dictation


Here a selection of vocabulary will be read to you by the program.
Afterwards, you have to type in the word or sentence you heard.
We recommend this exercise when you can already speak German well and, above all, you would like to improve your spelling.
flash cards

Printable Flash Cards


The index cards can be printed out.
With these small cards at hand, you have flexibility and can learn on the go.
For this purpose, there are many versions available for you to print.
 
All you need is standard printing paper (or thin card) and a printer.
After printing, all that's left is to cut the index cards out.
And just like that you can start learning without a computer - where ever you may be!
quick repetition

Quick Repetition


Quick repetition is the fastest way to learn.
You will be shown vocabulary and phrases onscreen.
Think about the correct translation.
Click on "show answer".
Then tell the program whether you knew the answer or not.
For these tests you do not have to type anything in, which saves you a lot of time.
 
You can choose between German and English from the language menu.
multiple choice test

Multiple Choice Test


Read or listen to parts of the dialogues or vocabulary.
Afterwards, choose the correct translation from multiple choice.
 
You will be shown between three and ten similar words.
The number of possible answers can be chosen by you.
testing

Learning and testing through inputting text


This is the most precise way of learning:
Read or listen to parts of the dialogue, vocabulary and exercises.
 
Type in the correct translation and learn proper spelling at the same time.
reading exercises

Reading


In this exercise, you can read through all of the vocabulary.
You can listen to every single word as often as you'd like simply by clicking on it.
You can choose between looking at a detailed picture or the plain text.
 
In this exercise, you will also find a printable version.
With one click, you can print out your current lesson or all of the lessons at once.
With this printed version, you can learn without the use of a computer.
quickshow

Quickshow


The Quick-Show shows you the vocabulary onscreen.
You can read them, listen to them and print them out.
 
You choose the speed at which you would like the vocabulary to appear on the screen.
individual learning

Individual learning


Read or listen to the dialogue and vocabulary.
The correct translation will appear with one click.
 
For this test you can choose the language shown (German or English).
dictionary

Digital Dictionary and Search Option


Type a word in the search box and get it's translation.
You can look at all the vocabulary in dictionary form.
With one click you can listen to any word.
word endings

Word Endings


In this exercise your are given only half of a word which then you have to complete.
We recommend this exercise for certain parts of speech, especially when the suffix of a a word is of great significance and you have to learn it well.
 

 

 

Diverse Learning:


We have built many gizmos into the program so that learning remains fun and exciting.
 
repeat words Repeat the words until you know all the vocabulary:
In all of the tests, you have to type in the right words so often that you will be able to do the correct translation instantly.
Simple words stop appearing in the daily program after 2 or 3 repetitions.
More difficult word may be repeated 5 or 6 times.
Especially difficult words, which you often don't know, are asked even more often.
Most importantly we don't want you to have forgotten these words by the very next day!

 
effective repetition Seven words at a time:
After learning seven new words, the software will show you a table with a summary.
Learning seven words at a time is especially effective.
Now you can repeat these words again at a glance.

 
overview points Points, learning time and number of repetitions:
You can already see how long you spend with one lesson unit.
By the way, you won't be able to cheat:
The program will actually only show the amount of time you worked.
If you would like to take, say a one hour brake, the clock stops ticking until you're ready to work again.
 
Every word allows you to see how often you have already repeated it today.
Words that you knew immediately will no longer appear in tests for this day.
Word that you are still having trouble with will continue to appear again and again.
 
For every word you knew, you get points.
In this way, you can compare a day's learning with each other. You also see, for example, at which time of the day you learn vocabulary the quickest.


 
break A break after every 30 minutes:
Studies have shown that after a half an hour of learning concentration decreases rapidly.
For this reason, your language course will remind you every 30 minutes that you should take a brake.
Stand up, go for a walk, drink a glass of water.
Afterwards, reinvigorated, you are ready for the next half an hour!
(You can, of course, ignore the reminder and immediately continue learning.)


 
pictures A wide variety of pictures:
If knew a word, you will see a new photo as reward.
(We have also thought of something for you even if you answer incorrectly...)
When you see that the course is fun and rewarding, you will be motivated to see it through to the end!


 
tips Motivating tips throughout:
At regular intervals, you will get tips from our experts on how you can learn even more effectively.
Let us surprise you!

 

 

You will have these benefits after having learnt with the beginner's and intermediate course:


You stay in great mental shape!
  • Scientific studies have shown:
    A educational background increases quality of life and life expectancy.
  • Train your brain!
    Studies have shown that learning languages helps stave off dementia and Alzheimer's.
You meet new people!
  • Every new language opens a door to a new world for you.
    You will meet many new and interesting people!
    Who knows: maybe the love of your life speaks German?
  • Are you in a bilingual relationship?
    Your partner will be proud of you, if you improve your German!
Building your career!
  • You will increase your professional opportunities now that you can speak German fluently and confidently.
  • You now have the skills to work in Germany whenever you wish.
Every trip will become an unforgettable experience!
  • Broaden your horizons as you travel to Germany.
    If you can speak German, your trip will become an unforgettable experience:
    You will get to know more intensely and better understand the country and its people.
  • When you can speak German, you will be able to easily find your way in Germany.
    You will be able to ask for information or ask the locals for help.
Make more of your free time!
  • You will be able to watch movies in German!
  • What a joy it is to be able to read a book in German!
  • Would you like to learn more effectively than you could with other learning methods?
  • Do you need to feel as though you are achieving tangible success during the learning process?
  • Would you like to decide for yourself when, where and how much you learn?
  • Would you like to be able to speak German fluently?
Then the German Proficiency Language Trainer is perfect for you!
 
 
 
 

Order your German language course here!

 
 
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Your online language course is valid for ten years.
 
 
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 • level A1 / A2 CEFR
 • 42 texts & dialogs
 • 1,300 words
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 • level B1 / B2 CEFR
 • 1,800 new words
 • 42 new texts & dialogs
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 • level C1 / C2 CEFR
 • 2,000 more words
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 • learn Business German fluently
 • 2,000 words
 • 1,100 phrases
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