Online Learning

The Goethe-Institut will offer the following online group German courses for learners living in the USA and Canada from February to June 2017:

  • A1 for beginners
  • A2 for advanced beginners, and
  • B1.1 and B1.2 for intermediate students
Exact dates to be announced.

If you already have previous knowledge of German, take a placement test here.

Our Online Group Courses use real life situations to provide an authentic context in which to learn the German language. The goal of the program is to develop and/or improve the following essential skills needed to communicate: oral and written comprehension, oral and written expression, vocabulary, and grammar. The learning program consists of
  • exercises that you complete on your own at your own pace and
  • exercises in which you work together with the other course participants in your group.
  • virtual classroom sessions with your tutor to discuss the exercises and practice communication skills.
As you progress through the course, your tutors will provide you with regular feedback about your work and will be able to offer you additional exercises to enhance your learning progress.

For the course A1 no German knowledge is necessary. 

Should a minimum course registration not be met, the Goethe-Institut reserves the right to cancel a course.

We offer this course in English (with the Goethe-Institut Chicago) or in French (with the Goethe-Institut Montreal - only level A1).
In English, several levels are available - take your placement test here.

Online Group Course: Deutsch Online

Levels A1, A2, B1.1 und B1.2
Course September 2018
Virtual Classroom Sessions to be announced
Class Size 8 up to a maximum of 15 students
Workload approx. 100 - 120 hours to complete one course level
Contact JoAnn Simonetta-Stob
Goethe-Institut Chicago
More information and registration
Online Group Course: Deutsch Online
Level complete A1
Registration until December 13th, 2018
Course December 16th, 2018 to April 13th, 2019
Class size maximum of 12 students
Workload approx. 100 - 120 hours to complete one course level
Virtual Classroom Sessions Dates to be announced during the course
Course Fee CAD $ 900
Contact Julie Holland
Goethe-Institut Montreal
Information & Registration
Devices PC, Tablet (Android und Windows), iPad
Limited: Smartphones
Operating system Windows (also Windows 10), MacOS or Linux
Browser all current browsers in the updated version (Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge, Safari, Opera etc.) 
Internet Internet connection of at least 540 Kbit/s
Accessories Speakers/headphones and microphone