Contact and Enrolment

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Contact and Enrolment

Our Language Course Office will be glad to help you to enroll for a course in Ottawa, or sign up for one of our examinations. We can also give advice about registering for a course in Germany. 

During the winter session 2021 / 2022, we will offer online and in-person courses. You can register now! 

If you already have some knowledge of German, please write us an e-mail in order to write a placement test:

If you already know your level or you are a beginner (A1.1), you can register 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.

In accordance to COVID-19 protocols, all students must wear masks and show proof of full vaccination (two doses) to enter Saint Paul University, where the Goethe-Institut Ottawa is located.

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.
Course type Fee per semester
Regular course 560 $
Blended Learning 530 $
Blended Learning super intensive (whole level A1-A2, half level B1-C1) 1300 $
Online course (partial level A1-A2) 460 $
Online course (partial level B1-C1) 590 $
Online course (whole level A1-A2, half level B1-C1) 990 $
Online course individual (whole level A1-A2, half level B1-C1) 1200 $
Online course individual (partial level A1-C1) 640 $
Special courses (20 teaching units) 360 $

Please note:
Students of Saint Paul University and Saint-Paul University employees receive a 30% discount on all courses.


Our courses run from:
  • Regular courses from January to March (Winter Session)
  • Regular courses from April to June (Spring Session)
  • Intensive and regular courses from July to September (Summer Session)
  • Regular courses from September to November (Fall Session)
Course Dates:
  • Winter Session: January 10 - Mars 27, 2022
  • Spring Session: April 11 - June 12, 2022
  • Summer Session: June 27 - August 28, 2022
  • Fall Session:  September 12 - November 14, 2022
Holidays 2021 (no classes):
  • Good Friday: April 2, 2021
  • Easter Monday: April 5, 2021
  • Canada Day: July 1, 2021
  • Labor Day: September 6, 2021
  • Thanksgiving: October 11, 2021
  • Christmas Holiday 2021: December 24, 2021 to January 3, 2022
  • Cheque
  • Credit card (VISA, Mastercard)
  • Paypal
  • Money-order 
Through a placement exam and interview, we can determine your level, create learning goals with you, and choose the best course. Our placement exam (written with an oral interview) is free and registration is not required. Exam times other than normal registration hours by appointment only.

Duration: approx. 1 1/2 hours

Placement test
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, 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 16 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.