Contact and Enrolment

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Contact and Enrolment

In our language department we will further assist you if you want to take a course at the Goethe-Institut Montreal, online or in Germany, or if you would like to take one of our exams.

The fall session 2020 will take place in our classrooms and also online. You can register now! 
If you have any questions concerning the different formats or the hygienic measures, please let us know and contact us by

If you already have some knowledge of German, please write us an e-mail in order to write a placement test. We will schedule an appointment by phone afterwards in order to evaluate the spoken level as well and talk about the different course options.

If you already know your level or you are a beginner (A1.1), you can register in person or online and pay with PayPal during the registration period. Simply choose your German course  Here and then proceed to the payment via PayPal (you don't need an account, only your credit card information). You will first get the payment confirmation from PayPal and we will contact you before the beginning of the course.

Please purchase the course material before the beginning of your course. You find information about the material you need in your confirmation of registration.

The books are available at the bookstore Michel Fortin. You can also purchase them online. For the online courses you don't need any manuals.
The language course office is closed until further notice. We will be glad to help you by e-mail:
Thank you for your understanding! We hope that we can welcome you at the Goethe-Institut again very soon.
From August 17th to 31st the language department will be on holidays. We will answer your e-mails again as of beginning of September.
Our courses run from:
  • Regular courses from January to March (Winter Session)
  • Regular courses from April to June (Spring Session)
  • Intensive courses in July and August (A1) (Summer Session)
  • Intensive courses for young people (12-15) (Summer Session) 
  • Regular courses from September to December (Fall Session)
Course Dates
  • Winter Session: January 7 – March 28, 2020
  • Spring Session: online as of April 13th, 2020
  • Summer Session: July 6 to August 7th, 2020
  • Fall Session: September 21 – November 30, 2020 (schedule will be online soon!)
Holidays (no classes)
  • Good Friday: April 10, 2020
  • Easter Monday: April 13, 2020
  • National Patriotes Day: May 18, 2020
  • St-Jean: June 24, 2020
  • Canada Day: July 1, 2020
  • Labor Day: September 7, 2020
  • Thanksgiving: October 12, 2020
  • Christmas Holiday 2019: December 23, 2020 to January 3, 2021
Course type Fees per semester
Regular course in small group $ 510
Blended Learning $ 490
Online course (whole level) $ 990
Special course (10 teaching units) $ 150
Special course (20 teaching units) $ 300
Course for teenagers (20 teaching units) $ 250

Please note:
The cost of the textbooks is not included for the presential courses.
Included in the price of the course is the free access to the library for one year. 
1. General Requirements
Course participants must be at least 16 years of age or older, except for the courses for teens.

2. Terms of Payment
2.1. The course fee is payable in full upon enrollment. Payment can be made in cash, by personal cheque, credit card (Visa/MC), Interac (only in Montréal), money order (only in Toronto) or with PayPal.
2.2. A place in a course is only guaranteed if payment has been received by the due date.

3. Course Fees
3.1 The contractually binding fee is the fee stated in the brochure and on the website of the Goethe-Institut valid at the time of application.

4. Cancellation and Refunds
4.1 Should a course be cancelled by the Goethe-Institut, course participants have the right to be reimbursed.
4.2 If the course participant is unable to take part in a course:

the following conditions apply in Montreal and Ottawa:
  • If students withdraw from a course and notify the Goethe-Institut Montreal in writing before the beginning of the second class (for online courses: before the second online meeting), an administration fee of 20% of the total tuition fees will be charged.
  • In all other cases, fees are not refundable.
the following conditions apply in Toronto:
  • Cancellation up to 3 days before the course starts: full refund of the paid course fee minus an administration fee of 30 CAD.
  • Cancellation after the first lesson: refund of paid course fee less an administration fee of 60 CAD.
  • With cancellation after the second lesson, there will be no refund given.
  • In case of withdrawal due to personal reasons after the course is in progress no voucher for a later course will be issued.
5. Course Level Assignment / Class Size
5.1. Placement in course levels is based on the placement test conducted by the Goethe-Institut.
5.2. Except for individual and small group classes, all other courses have at most 18 participants. Should a minimum course registration of 10 participants not be met, the Goethe-Institut reserves the right to cancel a course.

6. Obligations of the Participants
Course participants are obliged to follow the course and house rules.

7. Liability of the Goethe-Institut / Unforseeable Natural Events
The liability of the Goethe-Institut and its staff is limited to intent and gross negligence. The Goethe-Institut also accepts no liability for the cancellation of its services due to unforseeable natural events.