Quick access:

Go directly to content (Alt 1) Go directly to first-level navigation (Alt 2)

NEW! The German Online group course is now also offered at C2 level!

German Online Group Course

German Online Group Course
  • Individual mentoring from your teacher
  • Interactive group exercises
  • Speak German in Live Sessions
  • Flexible timing and from any location

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!

Motivation and Structure through Online Live Sessions

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.

Online live session schedule for A1-B1: Tuesday and Thursday, 6pm-7:30pm (CET)
Online live session schedule for B2-C1: Tuesday and Thursday, 3pm-4:30pm (CET)
Online live session schedule for C2: Tuesday and Thursday, 6pm-7:30pm (CET)

So act today to get started at language level A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 or C2 – and give yourself the opportunity to learn German on a flexible and methodical online course. Where ever you might be located.
  • Level
    A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2

  • Estimated progress per course
    You will be completing a sub-level that forms part of a full level

  • Duration
    5 weeks

  • Hours per week
    8 – 4 independent learning sessions (supported) and 4 face-to-face sessions

  • Participants
    max. 16

  • Price
    EUR 439

Upcoming dates

There are currently no dates available.

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.

You can also download and print out important quick reference guides to various subjects for future use.

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.

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.

© Hafner


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 40h C2 Group course 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.

The core elements

24 hours

Independently working through online exercises

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


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.


Personal mentoring from your teacher

Helga Sekanina-Georg Photo: Goethe-Institut

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

FAQs – Frequently asked questions

Any other questions? We would be happy to advise you: dog@goethe.de