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German Courses Online

Learn German – online. Move with the times and learn digitally. Anytime and anywhere! Join us for a fun and interactive learning experience developed by leading experts in the field of digital language learning. Interact in live-chats with your tutor und use our learning platform to practice. Come learn German with us. Online. 

Dates and Prices

Independent Learning

Learn independently with the versatile and hands-on learning materials from our learning platform. You can flexibly plan your online exercises and will receive automated feedback. For all language levels and needs.


Live Chat

Learn in virtual live chats with your teacher and fellow students. For this purpose we are using Adobe Connect, which allows you to learn as if you were in a class room! You will receive your teacher's individual feedback for speaking and writing assignments.



Your teacher will give you an introduction into the communications tool and the learning platform. During the course, they will give you regular and individual feedback.

Blended Learning

For all who like their things to be balanced: part Live Chats, part Independent Learning.

We have revamped our usual courses into online formats. Previously planned lessons will take place in a virtual class room. For this purpose, the Goethe-Institut will make use of the communication tool Adobe Connect, which entails no additional costs to you. Your teacher will give you an introduction. Regular Terms and Conditions apply.

From 4000 ETB ​– Book now

  Blended Learning Course
Start and End Date 26.05.2021 - 14.07.2021 
Duration 7 weeks
Flexibility 8 live sessions, flexible offline sessions
Learning Each course will have 8 Live-Sessions (mostly once per week) where you will do exercises and ask questions, prepare and present with the other participants dialogues and role plays and get immediate feedback from the teacher. There will be online sessions where you will work with the teacher and with each other and sessions where you will work offline. You will do exercises and tasks, upload your work or send it to your instructor. The teacher will provide you also with other supporting materials and links. 
Feedback Regular, individual feedback by your teacher.
The teacher will supply additional content as needed.
Level A1.1
Location and structure during the current situation Previously planned live phases will commence at fixed dates in a virtual classroom via Adobe Connect. Online phases will take place on the Goethe-Institut's online platform.
Price From 4000 ETB
From 4000 ETB ​– Book now

Test our offers

​You can not quite imagine how our Online Courses would work? We offer a range of courses for Beginners and Advanced Learners as a test version.

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Trail Chapter A1 – First Steps
Hallo, wie geht's?

Here you will learn  the times of the day, how to greet someone in German and how to introduce yourself.

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Trial Chapter A1
Eating and drinking

Here you will learn words about food and drink and how to express quantities when out shopping.

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Trail Chapter A2
At the restaurant

Here you will learn how to order in the restaurant, how to ask for the bill and how to tip.

Frequently Asked Questions

A Windows or Mac Desktop Computer or Laptop. We recommend to not use tablets, iPads, smart phones or other mobile devices for this course.
Headphones with an integrated microphone. If you use the integrated (built-in) speakers and microphones of your device, echo-effects disruptive to you and your class mates are likely.
Change of booking is only possible before the course begins. Change of booking will be charged with 50 Birr. Cancellation of a course is only possible before the beginning of the course. A cancellation fee of 50 ETB will be charged
In case of severe or extraordinary circumstances or a change in currently existing circumstances outside of the Goethe-Institut's means of control (such as Riots, war-like or terrorist activities, natural catastrophes, epidemics and so on), we reserve the right to offer an alteration of service (such as a change in time and/or place). In such a case we would provide an offer within a reasonable time with a request of confirmation if such an alternated service is agreeable to you or if you would like to resign from the contract.
Should you choose to resign from the contract, we will refund any made payments (should parts of the service have already been provided, a partial refund will commence).
Please contact ermias.gebreyes@goethe.de


You have more questions about our courses? Write to us! We are happy to help.

Ermias Gebreyes
Head of Language Courses
Tel. +251 11 1242345/47

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Exam Preparation Online

Make use of our free exercise materials to train hearing, reading, writing and speaking in preparation of your Goethe-Zertifikat.

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Community to improve your German
Deutsch für dich

In the “Deutsch für dich” community you will find plenty of exercises to help you learn German free of charge, and you can share experiences with other members.