Contact and Enrolment

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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.

Monday–Friday: 03:00 p.m.–06:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 11:00 a.m.–02:00 p.m.
Which textbooks do I need?

All textbooks for the German courses at the Goethe-Institut Cyprus for the Winter Semester 2018-19 are listed in our book list – available for viewing and download here: How and where to purchase my textbooks?

The textbooks needed for the courses at the Goethe-Institut Cyprus will be acquired by the course participants themselves. The Goethe-Institut has made arrangements with Kyriacou Bookstore in Limassol to have the relevant books in stock.
 
Here are the steps to follow if you decide to buy the books from Kyriakou Bookstore:
  1. Check the book and price list given to you at enrolment and which you can find on the website of the Goethe-Institut Cyprus as well in order to see which books you need for your course.
  2. Order the books. There are four ordering possibilities:
  3. The books will be sent to Nicosia via Travel Express. 
  4. You will be called by Travel Express when the books have arrived and you can go and collect them and pay for them there. 
  5. There are three locations of Travel Express in Nicosia.  If there is a preference, it should be mentioned when you order the books. Otherwise the parcel will go to their main office at 27 Leoforos Stasinou..
Travel Express in Nicosia
27 Stasinou Avenue (head office)
Monday-Friday 6.30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
+357 22 757878

107 Athalassas Avenue
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
+357 22 516678

Dios 4D - Latsia
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
+357 22 485041

Deniz Plaza
Course participants of the Goethe Institut, who live in the northern part of Cyprus, can buy the books from the bookstore Deniz Plaza.

Deniz Plaza
M. Kemal Deniz & Co Ltd.
Importers-Distributors of school books, Office and Art supplies:

DENIZ PLAZA,
Yenişehir-Lefkoşia
Tel: +90 392 228 83 20
mustafa.safakogullari@denizplaza.com
www.denizplaza.net
 
TRNC MERSIN 10 TURKEY
Fax: +90 392 228 83 32
GSM: +90 533 860 16 90
You can register either by visiting us in person or by filling out the online registration form, whereby you will receive the invoice by e-mail. As soon as you have paid the course fees to our bank account, you will receive a booking confirmation from us.

Online-Registration
By means of a grading test and consultation, we find out what previous knowledge you have, determine a learning target together with you and choose a suitable course for you.
Our grading test (written with subsequent consultation) can only be taken after arranging an appointment.

Duration: approx. 1 1/4 hours
Fee: € 25 (will be credited against the course fee at enrolment)

Contact person:
Christiane Waßmann
christiane.wassmann@goethe.de
We offer courses
  • during the summer months from the end of June until the beginning of August
  • from the end of September until mid-January (winter semester)
  • from end of January until end of May (spring/summer semester)
No classes on the following holidays:
  • 24.12.2018–06.01.2019: Christmas holidays
  • 11.03.2019: Green Monday
  • 25.03.2019: Greek National Day
  • 01.04.2019: Cypriot National Day
  • 22.04.2019–05.05.2019: Easter Holidays
  • 17.06.2019: Pentecost
  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • Transfer to:
    Hellenic Bank Public Company Ltd
    Prodromos Branch (131)
    Prodromou 25, 1095 Nicosia
    IBAN: CY27 0050 0131 0001 3101 6680 9801
    SWIFT code (BIC): HEBACY2N
    Beneficiary: „Goethe-Institut Cyprus“ or “Goethe-Institut Zypern” or “Goethe-Institut E.V.”
    Reference: Name of the course participant
  • Course fees cannot be refunded once the course has commenced.
  • A 20 percent administration fee is due in the event of cancellation before the start of the course. 80 percent of the course fee is refunded.

General Terms and Conditions for language courses at the Goethe-Institut Cyprus

By enrolling in a course, the course participant confirms that he/she accepts the Terms and Conditions of the Goethe-Institut Cyprus.
 
1. General participation requirements
The course participant must be at least 16 years of age. Exception: special participation requirements apply to children and young learner courses.

2. Payment conditions
The course fees must be paid on enrolment either in cash, by cheque or transfer.

3. Prices
3.1.
The price list valid at the time of registration applies. The course fee must be paid on enrolment.
3.2. Family members (spouses, children, parents, siblings) receive a 20% discount for the second and every additional family member. The discount is granted for the course with the lowest course fee. No discount can be granted in courses with fewer than 6 participants.
3.3. Textbooks are not included in the price of the course. Course participants will purchase the books themselves. These can be acquired for example from Kyriakou bookstore in Limassol. Relevant information will be given during enrollment and can also be found here on the Website of the Goethe-Institut Cyprus.
3.4. If the course participant wishes to change course (different course date or course level), the first rebooking is free of charge. For every further rebooking, an administration fee of EUR 30 is due. The rebooking can only be made if there is a free place in the desired course.
3.5. The Goethe-Institut collects a fee of EUR 25 for the grading test, which is deducted from the course fee when you enroll in a course.

4. Withdrawal and cancellation
4.1.
If the course participant cannot take part in the course, the following withdrawal conditions apply:
In the case of withdrawal at least one week before the start of the course, an administration fee of 20% of the total course fee is charged.
If the participant fails to attend the course or drops out of the course, he/she is not entitled to a refund of the course fees or to a voucher.
4.2. Cancellations must be submitted in writing (by letter, fax or e-mail) to the Goethe-Institut Cyprus or the Language Course Office. Receipt at the Goethe-Institut shall be decisive for determining compliance with the deadlines.

5. Course assignment/class sizes
5.1.
The assignment of a course level is based on the course results (at least 60%) of the previous year/semester or the grading test at the institute or submission of a Goethe certificate from the current or previous year.
5.2. Unless stated otherwise, a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 14 course participants are taught per class. A course can take place with 4 or 5 participants, only with reduced teaching units (1/6 less teaching units) or if the students enrolled are willing to pay higher fees. Courses with less than 4 registrations will be postponed. If, at the beginning of the course, the number of participants is too low, we reserve the right to cancel or postpone the course. In this case, we offer participants the option of switching to a different course or a refund of the total course fee. Unfortunately, courses can only take place if the minimum number of participants have registered for the courses by the end of the enrolment period. To prevent having to cancel a course that would have taken place if the interested parties had registered in time, we ask, in your own interest, that you register within the specified timeframe.
5.3. The Institute reserves the right to change teachers and to combine classes of the same level.

6. Completion of the course and confirmation of participation
6.1.
The course is successfully completed if the participant receives an average grade of at least 60% for his written assignments pro year/semester and his oral contribution. Children and young learners under the age of 18 receive a certificate after each of the four tests stating the result of the test and a grade for contribution, homework and oral performance. This certificate must be signed by the participant's parents and returned to the teacher. In addition, special consultation appointments are made with parents. The Goethe-Institut welcomes close contact between teachers and parents.
6.2. The course is completed if the participant has attended at least 70% of the teaching units offered. A confirmation of participation can only be issued if this condition is met.

7. Obligations of the course participant
The course participant shall undertake to refrain from all actions that could violate the legal rights of third parties (teachers, fellow students, employees and visitors to the Goethe-Institut) or disrupt the proper progress of the teaching session. Use of mobile phones during lessons is prohibited.

8. Liability of the Goethe-Institut
The liability for personal injury and property damage for the Goethe-Institut and its employees is limited to deliberate intention and gross negligence. In particular, the Goethe-Institut is neither liable for itself nor its employees in the event of the cancellation of its services as a result of force majeure, industrial action, reasons due to the negligence of parties other than itself or other inacceptable reasons.

9. Copyright
The worksheets handed out to course participants in connection with the teaching service are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced either in full or in part – without the consent of the Goethe-Institut or the teacher in question – or used for purposes that are not related to the Goethe-Institut. In particular, it is also prohibited to make the documentation available in digital form to third parties for download or have it made available in such form.

10. Data protection
The course participant gives his/her consent for the electronic recording and processing of his/her data by the Goethe-Institut for the purpose of performing proper registration, billing and performance record procedures. The course participant agrees to receive further information from the Goethe-Institut. The data is not passed on to third parties. 

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Dates and prices

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