Online Learning

You'd like to learn German in a group but are unable to visit us at the Goethe-Institut? You travel a lot in your job and prefer not to be bound to a specific place and time? If so, we have a special offer for you!

The Goethe-Institut's online group course DEUTSCH ONLINE allows you to adapt your learning flexibly to your schedule and does not require you to be in any particular place. Rather than learning on your own, you are part of a small group between 8 and 16 participants. You become familiar with the foreign language based on everyday situations, practising German in a variety of ways.

The course DEUTSCH ONLINE is offered at levels A1 and A2. You will achieve maximum learning progress within the shortest possible time due to:
  1. Support by two tutors for the entire duration of the course. They answer your questions, give you regular feedback and individual learning tips.
  2. A range of different cooperative assignments on the Goethe-Institute learning platform completed in collaboration with other course participants. Direct feedback for your written assignments will be provided by your tutor immediately.
  3. 4 Online meetings with your tutor and your study group, allowing you to practice speaking and oral expression and engage in dialogue.
  4. Use of an interactive study program comprising professional exercise materials and state-of-the-art methods to practice reading, writing, speaking and listening German.
  5. The duration of 13 weeks gives you the opportunity to learn the essentials of the language.
You can book the course at the following levels:
A1 and A2.

On completion of the language course you will be issued a certificate by the Goethe-Institut to confirm participation.

No previous knowledge is required for level A1. Those interested in taking the course at proficiency level A2 will be given an individual placement test by us.

For further information please contact

Attention: A MAC or Windows PC is required for this course.
A minimum number of enrollments are needed in order to be able to open the course.

Endgeräte PC, Tablet (Android und Windows), iPad
Bedingt: Smartphones
Betriebssystem Windows (auch Windows 10), MacOS oder Linux
Browser alle gängigen Browser in der aktuellen Version (Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge, Safari, Opera etc.)
Sonstiges Lautsprecher/Kopfhörer und Mikrofon
Internet Internetverbindung mit mindestens 540 Kbit/s

1. General Requirements
Course participants must be at least 18 years of age (excemption: HSC students).
1.2 New students, other than those enrolled for A1.1, are advised to complete the placement test and to include it with your registration document. This will enable us to place you in the appropriate course for your level. and we will advise you of this by telephone or email. 

2. Terms of Payment
2.1. Enrolments are accepted by mail or in person - on a first come, first serve basis. Course fees must be paid in full before commencement of the course. A receipt will be forwarded, confirming acceptance into a course.
2.2. If full payment is not received by the due date, the participant loses the right to participate. In such cases, the Goethe-Institut (referred to hereinafter as "GI") retains its entitlement to the course fee.
2.3. We accept cheques, money orders, credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Bankcard) and cash. Please make your cheque payable to: Goethe-Institut Sydney. The course fees include 10% GST.

3. Course fees
3.1. The contractually binding fee is the fee stated in the price list current at the time of application.
3.2. Should a participant wish to change his or her booking (change course dates), then the first such change is free of charge. Each additional booking change is subject to a fee equal to 10% of the course fee.

4. Cancellation and refunds
Please choose carefully, no refunds are given unless a course is cancelled due to low enrolment numbers.

5. Course level assignment / class size
5.1. Placement in course levels is based on the placement test conducted at the Goethe-Institut.
5.2. Our courses have at least 8 and at most 18 participants. If enrolments are insufficient on the starting date, we reserve the right to cancel or re-arrange the course. In case of cancellation e we will offer the participants the opportunity to move to another course or to receive a full refund of the course fee. We regret that we can only conduct courses that have the minimum number of participants by the end of the enrolment period. To avoid cancellations of courses that would have taken place if participants had enrolled in time, we advise students in their own interests to register before the deadline. In certain circumstances, for classes with less than 8 participants, the course fee remains the same but the number of classes may be reduced as the smaller class siye provides more personal attention and therefore students will progress through the course at a faster rate (7 = 9 weeks / 6 = 8 weeks).

6. Responsibilities of participants
Participants are obliged to comply with the course rules and house rules applicable to the Goethe-Institut.

7. Liability of the Goethe-Institut
The liability of GI and its staff is limited to intent and gross negligence. GI also accepts no liability for the cancellation of its services due to force majeur (e.g. natural disasters, fire, floods, war, official orders and all other circumstances beyond the control of the contractual parties). 
The Goethe-Institut reserves the right to cancel or rearrange classes.  

DEUTSCH ONLINE – Levels A1 and A2

Registration Deadline 3 days before the course starts
Course Duration 11.03. - 03.06.2019
10.06. - 09.09.2019
Online Meetings Four dates for the online meetings are arranged with the participants at the beginning of the course.
Course Fee AUS 750,- each

Online One-To-One Course Information

Are you interested in improving your conversational skills but don't have the time to commit to one of our courses and find the commute to Sydney challenging? Are you looking for a flexible, inexpensive way to work one-on-one with one of our instructors? Our one-on-one online courses with Skype, Adobe Connect etc. may be the option for you!

To use this service, you'll need a computer, internet connection, a microphone and speakers. A headset works best. Further information will be provided to you once you register.

  • 5 x 45 min. $370
  • 10 x 45 min. $695
  • 20 x 45 min. $1360

You'll work with your private instructor to develop your conversational German skills. Focus on special topics like business or technical German, German for travelling or expand your speaking abilities at your level of proficiency. Develop your pronunciation, speak with greater accuracy, and learn to listen and communicate more effectively in German.

Simply contact our language course office! Let us know what days and times you are available to connect with your instructor and if you have a particular topic of interest.

You can conveniently pay here via Paypal and the language course office will contact you to determine availabilities and interests. With the Paypal payment you are agreeing to our terms&conditions.