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German courses

Learn German with the international market leader for German tuition. Whether you are in Germany, in your home country or online – the Goethe-Institut is your qualified partner. We have highly qualified teachers, the latest teaching methods, intensive mentoring and advice, as well as a course level system that is internationally valid.

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German courses worldwide

The Goethe-Institut is represented in 98 countries with 158 locations in order to offer German courses at the highest level and to uniform standards worldwide.

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German courses in Germany

Learn German successfully in Germany. Whether it's an evening course or an intensive course with accommodation and a leisure programme. You learn best on site.

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Learning German online

With an online course from the Goethe-Institut, you decide when and where you want to learn. You can choose between courses with a teacher or trainings without a teacher.

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Our learning concept

Through continual developments and systematic quality management, the German courses of the Goethe-Institut are subject to the highest standards. This is particularly evident in our teaching staff. They are specially trained to teach German as a foreign language and receive regular further training to ensure that their methods are always up to date.

Further information

Overview of levels A1–C2

Our German courses are based on the levels defined in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Test your German

This test gives you an initial idea about your written and oral text comprehension as well as your grammar and vocabulary knowledge in German.