If you already have some German and wish to enroll for one of our courses, we ask you to come to the Language Office in and fill in an assessment test. Afterwards we will conduct an informal interview with you which will help us to rate your level of German as closely as possible and to find the best course for you.
Alternatively, you can do the assessment test online. Once you have booked the assessment test on our website, an access code as well as further instructions will be emailed to you.
The fee is OR 10. If the placement test is canceled after the start, the test fee cannot be refunded.
Age - Courses offered by Goethe-Institut are designed, unless indicated otherwise, for participants aged 16 and older.
Data protection - The course participant acknowledges that his/her registration information, billing data and performance data are electronically recorded by Goethe-Institut. The course participant agrees that Goethe-Institut continues to provide him/her with information and/or the newsletter.
Enrolment - Enrolment for the courses and examinations shall be done at the published dates. You must personally register for the exam. A valid passport is required in order to complete the registration. In the case of minor participants the legal guardians must give their consent. Participants without previous knowledge shall start a course at level A1.1. Participants with previous knowledge take the placement test of the Goethe-Institut and are then assigned to the appropriate course level.
Placement Test - A placement test is subject to charge. The placement test solely serves to support the placement in the appropriate course and does not replace any certificate of language skills.
Public holidays - Dates of the Islamic holidays depend on official announcements by the religious authorities in Oman and can vary based on such announcements. Courses that do not take place on such days usually run for a longer period. Goethe-Institut is not obliged to provide individual make-up lessons.
Liability - Goethe-Institut is not liable for the cancellation of their services due to force majeure (for example natural disaster, fire, flooding, war, official orders and all other circumstances, which are beyond the control of the contractual partners).
Change of Course - A change of course shall only be possible subject to the number of places available and only in exceptional justified cases and after previous consultation with the course teachers and the language course office.
Certificate of Course Achievement - Participants will receive a qualified certificate of attendance. Regular attendance is a prerequisite for this certificate (70 percent of the course dates). Exam results will be announced within two weeks after the exam has been taken.
Prices - The current prices and discount conditions applicable at the time of enrolment shall apply. The costs for the textbooks are not included in the course fee.
Discounts - Loyalty discount: Existing course participants enrolling for another course in the following semester receive a 10 percent discount.
Student discount: University and high school students with a valid student ID receive a 10 percent discount. “Recommend-a-friend”-discount: Recommend a friend, family member, colleague, fellow-student, etc. and get a OMR 12 discount on your own course fee.
Please note that only one discount can be applied.
Cancellation and Refund - Withdrawal from a course or exam, respectively, shall be declared in writing and informally to Goethe-Institut. For minor participants, the written consent of the legal guardians must be obtained. In case of withdrawal prior to the first course day the course fee or exam fee, respectively, less an administration fee in the amount of 10 percent will be reimbursed. In case of withdrawal on the first course day or following the course commencement, a refund is no longer possible.
Number of Participants - The maximum number of participants in all courses is limited to 16 persons. The minimum number of participants is 5 persons. If the number of course participants is less than five, the Goethe-Institut offers the option of a small group course of 3-4 participants with a reduced amount of units of instruction.
Terms of payment - The total course price shall be paid by card at the agreed date of payment (normally on the day of enrolment). Cash and cheques are not accepted as payment. Fees are exclusive of course material. Fees will be refunded if the Goethe-Institut cancels the course. In case of cancellation or withdrawal after the course starts, no refunds can be issued.