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German courses and German exams at the Goethe-Institut

Whether you have professional or private reasons for wanting to learn German, it is certainly much more pleasant to take your German course at one of our Goethe-Instituts in Germany. This way you can acquire knowledge of the language and get to know the country at the same time.

When it comes to where exactly you can learn, you are able choose between 14 locations. We look forward to seeing you face to face soon. Become part of the diverse Goethe community! #BetterTogether
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Assessment of your German language level

Once you have found your favorite place and accommodation for a German course, we will find out together which level of German you should study. You can take our assessment test for free online or on site. Once you have chosen between an intensiv, evening, morning-or weekend course, we will test your language level.

Levels A1 and A2 are for beginners, B1 and B2 build on this and are designed to enable you to use the language independently, C1 and C2 are the final levels, which will give you the autonomous language competence. These levels correspond to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. After completing each level, you can take an examination. All Goethe-Institut examinations are internationally recognized as proof of your German language skill.

As mentioned above, the best way to learn any language is to communicate with the locals in everyday life. For this purpose, we offer an extensive cultural and leisure program. You can try out and improve your German language skills on city tours, at cooking events, in art exhibitions, in open-air cinema, in museums or during festival visits, by doing sports or simply by going out to a restaurant together with other classmates. Learning German means you can have a lot of fun at the same time. 

German courses for adults and young people

Ann, 33 course participant from the US Photo: Goethe-Institut Frankfurt

I used to find learning German really difficult and I tried lots of different things. But on the language course at the Goethe-Institut, I suddenly started making rapid progress.

Ann, 33 course participant from the US

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