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German courses in the evening

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You live in Germany and would like to learn German or extend and perfect your knowledge of German? In our German courses in the evening at the levels A1 to C2, you will practise your German continuously over several weeks, allowing you to automatically stay on top of things. Another plus point: our German courses can be combined perfectly with work or studies. Your lessons will be held twice a week in the evening in classrooms with state-of-the-art equipment – so that your learning is not just target-oriented, but also pleasant!

  • Individual placement
  • Appealing learning environment
  • Small class sizes with a max. of 16 participants
  • At all language levels from A1 to C2

At a glance

  • Duration of course: approx. 10 – 12 weeks
  • Scope: 72 lessons (45 minutes each)
  • Procedure: twice a week in the evening approx. 3 lessons in your local Goethe-Institut
  • Max. number of participants: 16
  • Levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
  • Free-of-charge placement test before the course starts
  • All course materials included
  • Self-directed learning in the media resource centre
  • Extensive cultural and leisure programme
  • Participation certificate
  • Option to sit exams
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

How is a German course in the evening structured?
  • First of all, you choose the German evening course which is suitable for you and book the course at your desired location and for your preferred date.
  • After a free-of-charge placement test, which you can either take online or on-site, we will assign you to the level suited to you.
  • Our German evening courses usually take place twice a week.
  • A German evening course comprises a total of 72 lessons (one lesson = 45 minutes), which, depending on the course, are spread over 20 to 24 evenings. That means you are attending class for approx. 10 to 12 weeks and have on average 3 lessons per evening.

How you benefit

Continuous language training over an extended period of time

Continuous language training over an extended period of time

Can be combined optimally with work or studies

Can be combined optimally with work or studies

Highly-qualified and motivated Goethe teachers

Highly-qualified and motivated Goethe teachers

What does a German evening course involve?
  • Our German evening courses provide you with effective and varied language training. In the lessons, you will practise the skills of reading, listening, writing and speaking, whereby great emphasis is placed on actively using the language.
  • You will train in an active and highly-motivated group with on average a maximum of 16 participants.
  • Your lessons will be practical and based on key intercultural aspects of communication.
  • We have integrated customised learning and training phases in the course programme. In these phases, our experienced teachers support your learning process continuously.
  • Our extensively equipped media resource centres also provide you with a large selection of additional exercise options for self-directed learning.
  • The attractive cultural and leisure programme also allows you to practise your German outside lessons and to get to know Germany.

Levels

According to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages

German in the Evening 72h A1 Evening course 72h 72h A2 Evening course 72h 72h B1 Evening course 72h 72h 72h B2 Evening course 72h 72h C1 Evening course 72h 72h C2 Evening course One teaching unit (h) = 45 minutes Elementary use of language Independent language use Autonomous language ability


The number of lessons that are usually required to reach a certain level and take the corresponding Goethe certificate are based on experience. Individual aspects such as language learning experience and native language also play an important role. We will grade you before the start of the course in order to ensure optimal learning success.

FAQs – Frequently asked questions

We offer German courses in the evening for beginners and advanced students at the levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2. Upon request, we can also put together a personalised offer for you for German individual and small groups courses.
Book German in the evening here.
A German evening course usually lasts between 10 to 12 weeks. This means that you are learning German for between 2.5 and 3 months.
Book German in the evening here.
You can find the prices of our German evening courses here.
Book German in the evening here.
Our German courses usually take place twice a week in the evening. Some Goethe Institutes also offer German courses in the morning or at the weekend.
Book German in the morning or weekend here.
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