Contact and Enrolment

Contact and Enrolment

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.

For enquiries about our course program and registration procedure,
please contact our Language Office.  We will also be happy to help you register for one of our courses in Germany.

For enquiries about our course program and registration procedure, please contact our Language Office.  

We will also be happy to help you register for one of our courses in Germany.

Opening Hours of our Language Office for general information and course registration:

Monday to Friday:  9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday:               1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Arrangements in tropical cyclone situations
Enrolment for A1-1 Term 5 from 11 September 2017

For Extensive Course (A1-1, no prior knowledge of German)

 
To register, you can come to our centre and pay by cash or cheque.

Alternatively, you can send your application with a cheque by post:
  • Fill in the online application form (16 years old or above)
  • For teenagers (13 - 15 years old), please fill in this application form
  • Send a cheque by post to the amount of HKD 2,600 (HKD 2,800 for Teens Courses) made payable to "Goethe-Institut Hongkong". Please do not send us cheques for the course materials, you may buy them at our reception. On the back of the cheque, please write down:
    • The name of the person that will attend the course (As appearing on their ID card)
    • The date of your online registration e. g. today’s date.
    • Your telephone number that you can be contacted at.
  • After receiving your payment, we will check the availability of seats in your desired courses. We enroll students on a first-come-first-served basis according to the date of receiving the payment.
  • Before the start of the course, we will send you a confirmation of the successful enrolment into the course by email including the date and time of the course you are enrolled in.
  • On the first day of your course, you will receive the receipt for the paid course from your teacher in class. 
  • We ask for your understanding that we can only fully confirm your enrolment once you have received an email from us. 
  • If you want to join the Continuing Education Fund programme, please download the following application form for A1 / application form for A2. Fill in the form and send it to us with your cheque. We will then stamp your CEF form and inform you once you can pick it up at our language office.

Goethe-Institut Hongkong offers the opportunity to settle course fees on an equal monthly installment basis. For details please contact our Language Department

For all other Levels (A1-2 to C1)
  • Students attending a course in the present term can enrol for the new term by handing in a cheque for HKD2,600  (made payable to "Goethe-Institut Hongkong") directly to their teacher. S/he will explain the procedure in class.
  • New learners and learners who studied with us before can enrol for the next term during the last week of the present term.
  • You do not have to come in person (unless you want a placement interview). Anyone can enrol for you.
2017 Term 4: 5th August - 12th October 2017
2017 Term 5: 7th October - 17th December 2017
2018 Term 1: 4th January - 12th March 2018


Registration for A1.1 Term 5 2017
from 11th September 2017
Mon-Fri 10:00 AM-8:00 PM, Sat 1:00-6:00 PM
14/F HK Arts Centre, Reception of Goethe-Institut Hongkong

Registration for all other levels in term 5 2017
from 29th September 2017
3:00 PM
14/F HK Arts Centre, Reception of Goethe-Institut Hongkong

Registration for A1.1 Term 1 2018
from 20th November 2017
Mon-Fri 10:00 AM-8:00 PM, Sat 1:00-6:00 PM
14/F HK Arts Centre, Reception of Goethe-Institut Hongkong

Registration for all other levels in term 1 2018
from 13th December 2017
3:00 PM
14/F HK Arts Centre, Reception of Goethe-Institut Hongkong
You already have some knowledge of German, and you would like to find out which course level is the most suitable for you?

We conduct free placement tests and assess your level of German. The process to assess your current proficiency level in German consists of two parts:

  1. An online written placement test that we ask you to do at home before you come to
  2. The oral interview at our Institut.

Below are the dates of placement interviews for this month:
 
Calendar for Placement Interviews
Thursday 19.11.2017 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM
Monday 13.11.2017 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM
Friday 17.11.2017 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM,
Monday 20.11.2017 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM
Wednesday 29.11.2017 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM

You can make an appointment for a placement interview by applying online here.

In case you have further questions regarding the placement test or you cannot make it to the interview on any of the dates listed, please write to us at placement.hongkong@goethe.de and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

The placement interview is held at Goethe-Institut Hongkong, 14th floor of Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai
Extensive Courses for Adults (from 16 years of age)

Term 1/2017:
Term Duration: 5th January – 14th March
No classes: 28th – 31st January

Term 2/2017:
Term Duration: 15th March - 29th May 2017
No classes: 4th April, 14th - 17th April, 1st May and 3rd May, 2017
 
Term 3/2017
Term Duration: 27th May – 1 August 2017
No classes: 1st July 2017

Term 4/2017
Term Duration: 5th August – 12th October
No classes: 1st – 2nd October, 4th – 5th October

Term 5/2017
Term duration: 7th October – 17th December
No classes: 21st October, 28th October, 3rd November

Teens Courses (aged 13 - 15):
Semester I: Wed. 8th February – 31st May and Fri. 10th February – 2nd June 2017
Semester II: Tue. 5th September – 12th December and Fri. 8th September – 15th December (Extra class on Thu 28th September)
 
Summer Intensive Courses for Adults and Teenagers (aged 13 – 15):

17th July - 6th August 2017
7th August - 27th August 2017

Dates may be subject to change.

 
Course Type Fee per Term
Standard Courses for Adults (9 weeks, 27 hours) HKD 2,600
Fast-Track Courses for Adults (9 weeks, 54 hours) HKD 5,200
Standard Courses for Teenagers, aged 13-15 (15 weeks, 22.5 hours) HKD 2,800
Standard Courses for Children, aged 9-12 (15 weeks, 22.5 hours) HKD 3,500
Learning Materials 1 Set is good for 4 terms
studio 21 A1 (Course book incl. DVD and exercise section) 300 HKD
studio 21 A2 (Course book incl. DVD and exercise section) 300 HKD
studio d B1 (Course book incl. CD, Sprachtraining, Glossary) 300 HKD


Our students can buy the learning materials at our reception on the 14th floor of the Hongkong Arts Centre. We cannot sell the materials to non-students. Please bring your registration receipt when buying the materials.
  If you are registering for a Saturday morning course, please come and buy the books a few days before the start of the course since the reception is not open on Saturday mornings.

1. Age requirement of course participant

Course participants should be 16 or above.
Exception : Age requirement for course for Teens is 13 - 15.

2. Payment condition
A seat is only secured when payment is made in full. 

Goethe-Institut Hongkong offers the opportunity to settle course fees on an equal monthly installment basis. For details please contact our Language Department.

3. Fees
The different fees shown on the website of Goethe-Institut Hongkong which are valid at the time of enrolment constitute part of the contract.

4. Withdrawal
4.1 A refund of the course fee will not be granted upon withdrawal from the course. 
4.2 Withdrawal from the course is only possible within the first week of the term. In this case, we will transfer the course fee only to the same person to the subsequent term. Transfer to other term except the subsequent term and transfer to other person will not be possible. 
4.3 Refunds are only possible if a course is cancelled by the Goethe-Institut. 
4.4 In case of closure of the Goethe-Institut Hongkong prior to the commencement of a Course, the Goethe-Institut Hongkong shall refund to the course applicants in full course fees and other monies then paid by CEF applicants immediately. 
4.5 If a course cannot be operated according to the specifications and descriptions originally published and made known to the CEF applicants or otherwise the course specifications and descriptions as specified in the application then submitted by the Goethe-Institut Hongkong in applying for registration and that the CEF applicants decline to accept the revised arrangements, the Goethe-Institut Hongkong shall refund to the CEF applicants on a pro-rata basis the course fees and other monies then paid the CEF applicants within one month after the CEF applicants have requested for course fees refund. 
4.6 If a course cannot be operated on the date or at the time specified in the course leaflet or brochure and CEF applicants decline the revised arrangements, the Goethe-Institut Hongkong shall refund on a pro-rata basis the course fees collected to CEF applicants within one month after the CEF applicants have requested for course fees refund. 
4.7 In case of cessation of a course after its commencement, the Goethe-Institut Hongkong shall refund the CEF applicants the course fees and other monies then paid by the CEF applicants on a pro-rata basis within one month after the cessation of the course.

5. Course arrangement/ Size of classes
5.1 The assignment to an appropriate course level is based on the result of the placement interview taken at the Goethe-Institut. 
5.2 The number of students in our classes ranges from 10 to 18.  Should there be insufficient number of students in a class, we reserve the right to cancel or postpone this class.  In this case, the registered students are kindly requested to take another class or they will get their paid course fee 100% refunded. 
5.3 We can only conduct those courses which have reached the minimum number of students required before its registration deadline.

6. Change of class
If a student wants to change courses during a term, he/she can do that only during the first 5 weeks of a course only once per term and only if there is space in the class he/she wants to switch to.
Once he/she switched the course he/she cannot switch back, or to another course.

7. Teacher allocation
Teacher allocation is subject to change.

8. Liability of Goethe-lnstitut
The liability of the Goethe-Institut Hongkong is limited to intent and gross negligence.  Goethe-Institut is not liable for failure to provide services because of acts of God (e.g. natural catastrophes, fire, flooding, war, government orders and any other circumstances which are beyond the control of the contracting parties).

9. Typhoon
Should Typhoon Signal 8 be hoisted 3 hours before classes are scheduled to start, they will be cancelled.  In this case, there will be no make-up class or refund for the cancelled lesson.
Classes that have already started will be immediately dismissed when Typhoon Signal No. 8 is hoisted.
When registering for courses and exams with us, you must read and accept our terms and conditions as well as our Personal Information Collection Statement.