smarterGerman Review: A Surprisingly Good German Course

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A high quality series of German course options with included tuition and a unique approach.
Try smarterGerman

Pricing: $99 - $429 (free 1st lesson)
  • Easy-to-understand course explained in simple English
  • The course is beginner-friendly
  • Focuses on all aspects of learning German language efficiently
  • You can take the course at your own pace
  • More expensive compared to its competitors


A unique teaching strategy that's designed to present a 'holistic' approach to teaching you German. Includes various options at different levels and direct access to a native German instructor.

smarterGerman is a set of popular online German courses aimed to help you achieve A1 - B2 levels in German.

The course was created by German instructor Michael Schmitz and contains 54 lectures with about 6 to 8 segments per lecture.

There are a total of 4 different courses smarterGerman offers. These include:

  • Everyday German Course
  • B1 Exam Hacking Course
  • B2 German Mastery Course
  • Free German Articles Course

Michael’s teaching strategy is designed to present a holistic approach to picking up German.

To make it engaging and more easy-to-understand, most instructions are delivered by video along with some brief written notes. Each lecture contains three main types of exercises - writing, listening, and general information about how to learn the German language efficiently.

After taking the smarterGerman course, you’ll understand German grammar properly and feel comfortable talking to your German friends.

What’s good about smarterGerman is that you get the convenience of a tutor for a fraction of the cost. Michael Schmitz originally developed these courses for private clients but modern technology has given him the opportunity to share his experience and learning methods with you wherever you might be in the world.

smarterGerman offers the 1st lesson for free on any course option you choose so you can try the course before you commit to paying full-price (bear in mind that it is a little expensive).

You’re able to complete smarterGerman at your own pace.

Of course, there are alternatives as well which you can find on the German resources page.

Have you used smarterGerman before?

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Pricing: $99 - $429 (free 1st lesson)
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I'm an Applied Linguistics graduate, teacher and translator with a passion for language learning (especially Arabic).
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