Private German Lessons

German Private and Small Group Lessons

Looking to learn German efficiently and at your own pace? In our German Private Lessons you learn German individually tailored to your aims and needs. Or team up with up to four of your colleagues for German Small Group Lessons. You decide whether you wish to improve your knowledge of everyday German, practise specific language skills for your job or prepare for an exam. Start now at level A1 to C2 and make appointments with us - when and where it suits you best.

  • German Private and Small Group Lessons
  • Learn at your own pace
  • At the Goethe-Institut or via an online conferencing tool
  • The greatest possible flexibility

Everything at a glance

Our offer

  • Face-to-face lessons at selected Goethe-Institut locations
  • Inhouse lessons on request (travel costs may apply)
  • Location-independent online live teaching via conference tool Zoom
  • Your choice: 10, 20 or 30 lessons (lessons 45 min. each)
  • At least 2 lessons (90 minutes) per session
  • Course duration: 10 lessons within max. 3 months, 20 lessons within max. 6 months, 30 lessons within max. 9 months
  • Lessons available at level A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
  • Focal point specialised language: B2, C1, C2

Our Services

  • Consulting and enrolment free of charge
  • Digital placement test prior to lessons free of charge
  • All teaching materials included
  • Certificate of Participation (digital for Online Live Sessions) included
  • 25% discount on exam prices for Goethe-Zertifikat A1 – C2

Our Locations

  • Goethe-Institut Berlin, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Göttingen, Hamburg, (Small group courses only) Mannheim, Munich or Schwäbisch Hall
  • Online live sessions via Zoom are possible independent of location

Course prices

German Private Lessons:
10 lessons* 20 lessons* 30 lessons*
EUR 850 EUR 1.700 EUR 2.550

German Private and Small Group Lessons:
(price per class)
10 lessons* 20 lessons* 30 lessons*
EUR 900 EUR 1.800 EUR 2.700
*1 lesson corresponds to 45 minutes.
Course/ exam exempt from VAT pursuant to sec 4, no. 21(a)(bb) of the German Turnover Tax Act (UStG)
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 taken on site at Goethe-Institut or via an online conferencing tool (e.g. Zoom).
  • 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 ©    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.

In private lessons you will make particularly fast progress, because the lesson content is always individually compiled for our course participants.

Uwe Mohr, Director Goethe-Institut Frankfurt

What do German Private and Small Group Lessons involve?
  • The content of your German Private or Small Group Lessons are geared to your aims and needs.
  • 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

Individual Coaching

Bespoke learning programme

Bespoke learning programme

Learn at your own pace

Learn at your own pace

FAQ – Frequently asked questions