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German Refresher

German Refresher

Would you like to further your knowledge of certain topics at your language level or fill small gaps in your knowledge? Then our one-week German Refresher course at level B1, B2 or C1 is perfect for you!
The special thing about this course is that the content is directed at the needs and interests of those participating. This means you can work on your weaknesses in a targeted way and are then well equipped for your next linguistic challenge!

  • Consolidate and further knowledge
  • Tailored course programme
  • Focus on speaking and grammar
  • Short and concise

At a glance

  • Course duration: 5 course days
  • Total scope: 25 lessons (each 45 mins.) in a week
  • Procedure: Monday to Friday, 5 lessons a day on-site at your Goethe-Institut
  • Levels: B1, B2, C1
  • Maximum number of participants: 16
  • Course fee: EUR 399
How does the German Refresher course work?
  • First of all, you select the right German Refresher course for your language level and book the course for the date you would like. If you are unsure which course is the right one for you, select the same level as your previous German course.
  • If you would like to, alongside your German Refresher eine Unterkunft in einem unserer Gästehäuser, Partnerhotels oder bei einem*r privaten Gastgeber*in buchen.
  • The courses always start on Mondays and end on Fridays. This means you can conveniently arrive on the Sunday and depart on the Saturday.
  • Our tip: The German Refresher course is also perfectly suited to bridge the time between two intensive courses.

Levels offered


Levels
Dr Dmitri Kletschko

The German Refresher course is perfect for repeating what you have learnt and gaining more confidence in the language before moving up to the next level.

Dr Dmitri Kletschko, Head of Language Courses and Examinations, Munich Goethe-Institut

What does the German Refresher course contain?
  • The German Refresher course does not follow a structure defined beforehand. The teacher tailors it to the needs and interests of the participants, and compiles a course programme in line with these at the applicable level for the class.
  • In this course, the focus is on spoken interaction: in different situations, you repeatedly practice communicating fluently. You also expand on important linguistic structures at your language level.
  • Depending on the level, possible topics that may be dealt with in the German Refresher course may be, for example, education and career, shopping, travel, media, nature and the environment as well as other cultures.

The core elements

Further knowledge

Further knowledge

Talk to one another

Talk to one another

Consolidate grammar

Consolidate grammar

When is the German Refresher course particularly suitable?

Changing the language

When switching language schools

Have you learned German at another language course provider, but now would like to take a course with us at the Goethe-Institut? The German Refresher course is ideal as preparation for your intensive or evening course. In this way, you can be sure that you will get along well with the Goethe German courses!

Catching up

When wanting to catch up

Have you already taken a German course at the Goethe-Institut, but are now unsure whether you would be able to take the next level? The German Refresher course is perfect for deepening your German skills and repeating difficult things in a targeted manner!

Freshen up

When wanting a refresh

Do you already have knowledge of German, but have not spoken it for a long time, perhaps because you communicate mostly in English at your work? To refresh your German and get back into the language, the German Refresher course is the right choice!

FAQs – Frequently asked questions

In our intensive and evening courses, which run over the course of several weeks and build upon one another, you can systematically work towards achieving a certain language level, and gain the corresponding Goethe certificate where applicable. The course content of the individual sub-levels is designed such that, by combining the applicable courses, the learning goals of a complete level are covered.
In contrast to this, in our one-week German Refresher course, learning goals are chosen selectively based on the needs of the course participants, particularly in the area of spoken interaction and grammar and content-based topics. This means the German Refresher course is an excellent choice if you would like to consolidate and further your knowledge of German.
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Yes, once you have completed the German Refresher course, you receive a certificate of attendance.
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Yes, after the German Refresher course, you can continue learning with an intensive, evening or online course. Our free placement test will determine which German course is the right one for you. We will also happily advise you.
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If you are unsure which language level is the right one for you in the German Refresher course, select the same level as your previous German course. This means, if you last attended a language course at level B1, the German Refresher course at level B1 is the right one for you. If you last attended a language course at level B2, the German Refresher course at level B2 is the right one for you. If you last attended a language course at level C1, the German Refresher course at level C1 is the right one for you.
If you last attended a language course at level A1 or A2, we are unfortunately unable to recommend any of the German Refresher courses on offer to you.
If you are unable to estimate your level yourself, please contact your Goethe-Institut and arrange an appointment for a placement test. You can find contact details for the Goethe-Institut locations here.
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Yes, to attend a German Refresher course, you need previous knowledge of German to the level of the applicable course. This means, to do a German Refresher course at level B1, you will need knowledge of German at level B1. To do a German Refresher course at level B2, you will need knowledge of German at level B2. To do a German Refresher course at level C1, you will need knowledge of German at level C1.
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A one-week German Refresher course costs EUR 399.
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