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Private German Lessons

Private German Lessons

Looking to learn German efficiently and at your own pace? Or perhaps you need to focus on preparing for a German exam or an important presentation? In our Private German Lessons course, one of our highly qualified Goethe teachers will provide professional one-to-one lessons based on your specific needs and wishes. You can decide whether to learn basic German skills or take a more in-depth look at the technical language used in business, politics or another field. Start today at level A1 to C2 – simply contact us to arrange dates that fit around you.

  • Efficient one-to-one lessons
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Learn on site at the Goethe-Institut or via video conferencing
  • The greatest possible flexibility

At a glance

  • Scope: 10, 20 or 30 lessons (each lasting 45 minutes)
  • Course duration: max. 3 months for 10 lessons; max. 6 months for 20 lessons; max. 9 months for 30 lessons
  • Procedure: the course can be started at any time; 2 lessons (each lasting 45 minutes) in one go per date (total of 90 minutes); dates will be agreed individually and can take place from Monday to Saturday either on site at your Goethe-Institut or via video conferencing (Adobe Connect or Zoom)
  • Our recommendation: 2 to 3 dates per week, each comprising 2 lessons (lasting 45 minutes each) in one go (total of 90 minutes)
  • Level: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
  • Free online placement test before the start of the course
  • All teaching materials are included
  • Certificate of attendance
  • 25% discount on the exam price
  • Offered in: Berlin, Bonn, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Göttingen, Hamburg, Mannheim, Schwäbisch Hall
  • Course fee: EUR 750 for 10 lessons (each lasting 45 minutes); EUR 1,450 for 20 lessons (each lasting 45 minutes); EUR 2,100 for 30 lessons (each lasting 45 minutes)
How does the Private German Lessons course work?
  • You book the Private German Lessons course with either 10, 20 or 30 lessons, to take place at your desired location.
  • The relevant Goethe-Institut will then phone you as soon as possible to discuss your specific wishes and objectives for the course, the potential timeframe (mornings, evenings, during the week, on Saturday) and your desired location.
  • The Private German Lessons course can be held on site at the Goethe-Institut or via video conferencing.
  • Once we have discussed your needs on the phone, we will e-mail you our free placement test so that we can determine your current language level.
  • Based on your expectations and when you are available, we will select a suitable Goethe teacher for you and organise the first dates as requested.
  • Our recommendation: to enable you to make the best possible progress, we recommend arranging a date comprising 2 lessons (each lasting 45 minutes) in one go (total of 90 minutes), 2 to 3 times per week.

Levels offered


Levels offered - Private German Lessons

The number of lessons that are usually needed to achieve a certain language level and, if applicable, obtain the relevant Goethe certificate depends on how frequent your lessons are and how much time you can spend practising outside of your lessons. Individual aspects such as your 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.

Gabriele Gauler

Every Private German Lessons-course is different, as the course content is always tailored to suit the learner’s exact needs and wishes.

Dr. Gabriele Gauler, Head of Goethe-Institut Berlin

What does the Private German Lessons course contain?
  • The content of your Private German Lessons course entirely depends on your own needs and wishes.
  • The teacher will draw up a bespoke learning programme for you and can cover different aspects of the German language to suit your circumstances. For example, this could be general basic skills in reading, listening, speaking and writing; technical vocabulary; or a more in-depth look at specific areas such as certain grammatical structures or pronunciation.
  • If you wish, your teacher will also help you prepare for the content, topics and format of exams.

The secret to success

Intensive one-to-one coaching

Intensive one-to-one coaching

Bespoke learning programme

Bespoke learning programme

Learn at your own pace

Learn at your own pace

FAQ – Frequently asked questions

There is generally a period of around 1 week between the day you make the booking and your first lesson.

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You can book the Private German Lessons course with either 10, 20 or 30 lessons (each lasting 45 minutes).
If you book the Private German Lessons course with 10 lessons, you have a maximum of 3 months to complete your 10 lessons.
If you book the Private German Lessons course with 20 lessons, you have a maximum of 6 months to complete your 20 lessons.
If you book the Private German Lessons course with 30 lessons, you have a maximum of 9 months to complete your 30 lessons.
However, the frequency of your lessons will determine how long your Private German Lessons course actually takes.

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No, this is not generally the case. The number of hours of one-to-one lessons you need to reach a certain language level mainly depends on how often you arrange your lessons for and how much time you can spend practising outside of your lessons.

The Private German Lessons course is particularly suited to practising specific aspects of the German language or to focusing on preparing for a presentation or an exam. Therefore, if you do not have any knowledge of German whatsoever, we recommend that you do not choose the Private German Lessons course. Instead, you should start with a group-based German intensive course at level A 1.1, as this course is designed specifically for complete beginners. We would be glad to provide you with personalised advice here.

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The Private German Lessons course is held in person and can take place on site at your Goethe-Institut, at a suitable location of your choosing (such as your home or place of work), or via video conferencing.

As an online course, Deutsch Online Individual takes place exclusively online. You learn using a variety of different online exercises on the learning platform and meet your teacher for live online sessions via video conferencing.

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In contrast to the other in-person courses, the Private German Lessons course takes the form of one-to-one lessons. This means that your teacher teaches you alone, rather than you learning in a group.

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Yes, once you have completed the Private German Lessons course, you receive a certificate of attendance.

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Yes, once you have completed the Private German Lessons course, you can continue learning with an intensive, evening or online course. We would be glad to provide you with personalised advice here.

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