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German Online Group Course

German Online Group Course

Are you interested in learning German online but eager not to miss the support from Goethe’s highly qualified teachers? Do you want the opportunity to learn online alongside classmates from all over the world? Then our German Online Group Course is the perfect fit for you! Attending regular online live sessions with your teacher and classmates will provide motivation and structure to your learning experience. During our online German course, you will have the opportunity to practice what you have learned and independently work through the online tasks. So act today to get started at language level A1, A2, B1, B2 or C1 – and give yourself the opportunity to learn German on a flexible and methodical online course. Where ever you might be located.
 

  • Individual mentoring from your teacher
  • Interactive group exercises
  • Learn independently (with teacher support)
  • Flexible timing and from any location

Our German Online Group Course at a glance

  • Course duration: 5 weeks
  • Workload: 40 lessons a week (each lasting 45 minutes)
  • Procedure: 8 lessons a week – 4 independent learning sessions (with teacher support) and 4 face-to-face sessions (online live sessions with the group)
  • Online live session schedule for A1-B2: Tuesday and Thursday, 6pm-7:30pm (CET)*
  • Online live session schedule for C1: Tuesday and Thursday, 3pm-4:30pm (CET)*
  • Language skill Levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1
  • In each case, you will be completing a sub-level that forms part of a full level. You will be assigned to your sub-level based on the free online placement test.
  • Maximum number of participants: 16
* From 19 October 2020 onwards: B2-C1: Tuesday and Thursday, 3pm-4:30pm (CET)

Our German Online Group Course was modelled after the successful German Online Group Courses at the London and New York Goethe-Instituts. If you want to get a sense of how a German online course works, take a look at the German Online Group Course video from the London Goethe-Institut.
 


How does the German Online Group Course work?

  • First, book the German Online Group Course. Once payment has been received, you will be sent a link and a code, which you can use to log in. Then you can get started with the free placement test.
  • You will be assigned to the appropriate German Online Group Course based on your results (A1, A2, B1, B2 or C1), before completing a sub-level that forms part of a full level.

Levels

According to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages

Elementary use of language Independent language use Autonomous language ability German Online group course 40h 40h 40h A1 Group course 40h 40h 40h A2 Group course 40h 40h 40h 40h B1 Group course 40h 40h 40h 40h B2 Group course 40h 40h 40h 40h C1 Group course C2 One teaching unit (h) = 45 minutes


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.

 
Helga Sekanina-Georg

Despite this being an online course, our participants receive individual support from their teacher. After all, we view each and every participant’s personal learning progress as a top priority.

Helga Sekanina-Georg, Head of Language Courses and Examinations, Frankfurt Goethe-Institut

What does the German Online Group Course involve?
  • Your German Online Group Course is split into various sections, in which you will learn about everyday subjects and contemporary topics as well as gaining relevant vocabulary and grammar knowledge.
  • Your German learning experience will involve a variety of individual and group online exercises (e.g. videos, pictures, audio clips, reading texts, gap-fills). You will also work on exercises to be submitted to your teacher via email (e.g. longer writing tasks), which will then be checked and sent back to you with detailed feedback. This will enable you to practice your German listening, reading and writing skills, while the online live sessions will give you the opportunity to practice your German speaking skills.
  • If any questions come to mind, you are welcome to discuss them with the classmates in your German online course on the forum or to email your teacher.
  • You can also download and print out important quick reference guides to various subjects for future use.

The core elements

24 hours

Independently working through online exercises

Independent study with virtual material, which is scheduled individually by yourself (tutored).

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Regular online live sessions with the group

Virtual face-to-face sessions at fixed times, which you will coordinate with your teacher and fellow students.

support

Personal mentoring from your teacher

What are the technical requirements for the course?
  • PC, laptop or tablet
  • Headset
  • Internet connection
  • Email address
  • Operating system: Windows, macOS, Android, iOS
  • Browser: latest version of Google Chrome (on all operating systems)
  • Our tip: We advise against using smartphones for this course, as it is more convenient to use devices with larger screens for most of the exercises, such as longer reading texts.

FAQs – Frequently asked questions

Unlike on the German Online individual and German Training Online courses, you will not be learning on your own on the German Online Group Course – you will be part of a group with up to 18 fellow coursemates. This will give you the opportunity to get to know, talk to and practise German together with people from all over the world who are also learning the language.
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Yes, once you have completed the German Online Group Course, you will receive a certificate of attendance.
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The German Online Group Course is available at A1, A2, B1, B2 and C1 level. The German Online Group Course is not currently available at C2 level.
If you are assigned to C2 level following the placement test, we will work with you to find a suitable solution for your individual needs.
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No, you cannot complete an entire language level (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1) as part of a German Online Group Course. On each course, you will complete a sub-level (e.g. A1.1, A1.2, A2.1, A2.2) that forms part of a full level (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1).
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Yes, after you complete the German Online Group Course, you can move on to taking an in-person course (e.g. Intensive German or German in the Evening/Morning/Weekend). Talk to your local Goethe-Institut to find out which in-person course is the right one for you.
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By taking a free placement test online, we will then place you in the German Online Group Course that best suits you.
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Any other questions? +49 89 551903-0 We would be happy to advise you: dog@goethe.de
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