Contact & More Information

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Contact & More Information

Interested in one of our language courses or need further information? Feel free to drop in to our language course office for some personal advice.

Our language department is here to further assist you if you are interested in taking a course at the Goethe-Institut Toronto or in Germany, or if you would like to take one of our exams.

Get in touch with us!

Inquiries by phone: Monday through Thursday, between 9 am and 5pm.
Inquiries by e-mail: any time

Interested in visiting the Goethe-Institut? We would be happy to see you, but please arrange for an appointment. 

Course Terms 2017
  • Winter: January 16 - March 20
  • Spring: March 27 - May 31
  • Summer: June 5 - August 9
  • Summer/ intensive I: June 5 - July 5
  • Summer/ intensive II: July 10 - August 9
  • Fall: September 18 - November 20
Saturday Courses
  • January 14 - April 8
  • April 22 - August 5
  • September 9 - December 9
Holidays and Days off

New Years Day: January 1
Family Day: February 20
Good Friday: April 14
Saturday: April 15
Easter Monday: April 17
Saturday: May 20
Victoria Day: May 22
Canada Day: July 1
Monday: July 3
Civic Day: August 7
Labour Day: September 4
Thanksgiving: October 9
Break over Christmas and year end.
December 18 - January 1
If you have already some knowledge in German and have never attended a course at the Goethe-Institut you should do a placement test.

To help students determine their level of proficiency in German an assessment is available.
The placement test (in written form with adjacent conversation) is free of charge. Please arrange for an appointment by writing an e-mail to either Dr. Venuta Recio or Jadwiga Baranowicz.

In the meantime, you can get a general idea of your knowledge of German with the following online test: Testen Sie Ihr Deutsch
  • Online: PayPal, Interac e-Transfer
  • At the institute: Cheque, Cash, Money Order, VISA / MC
1. General Requirements

Our courses are designed for adult learners. Course participants have to be at least 16 years old .

2. Terms of Payment

2.1. The course fee is payable at the time of enrolment. We accept online payment through PayPal.
You can also pay by sending a cheque or money order or pay at the institute by cash, Visa or Master Card.

2.2. If full payment is not received by the due date, the participant loses the right to attend the course.

3. Course fees

The contractually binding fee is the fee stated in the price list current at the time of application.

4. Cancellation and refunds

4.1. The following conditions apply if the course participant is unable to take part in the course:
  • 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.
4.2Cancellations must be submitted in writing.

4.3. In individual cases a refund may be given to those who present a doctors note indicating a prolonged illness or accident.

4.4. For private classes, the fee after the first class will be returned minus the 30 CAD registration fee.

5. Course level assignment / class size

5.1. Placement in course levels is based on the placement test conducted prior to enrolment.

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 the course. In that case we will offer the participants the opportunity to move to another course or to receive a full refund of the course fee. To avoid cancellations of courses, we advise students in their own interests to register as early as possible.

6. Liability of course participant

The participant has to comply with the rules of the institute.

7. Liability of the Goethe-Institut

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 force major (e.g. natural disasters, fire, floods, war, official orders and all other circumstances beyond the control of the contractual parties).