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Online courses

Study German online in the virtual classroom with live sessions and individual exercises. Choose your level from beginner (A1, A2)  to intermediate (B1, B2). Learn German with us from home and get qualified.

Dates and Prices
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Study independently

Study independently with our practical and varied learning materials on our learning platform. There are online exercises for each level and all language needs, for which you will receive automated feedback.

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Live Sessions

Study together with your teacher and students in live sessions. We use the conferencing tools Adobe Connect so you can learn online just like you would in our face-to-face classes. Get individual feedback from your teacher on speaking and writing exercises. 

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Ongoing Support

Your teacher will introduce you to the conferencing tool and learning platform. During the course you will receive regular individual feedback. Our language office is always available to help with your questions. 

Online Group Courses

Our intensive courses with more flexibility

Our Online Group Course is for anyone who wants to learn German flexibly and for anyone who does not want to miss out on learning together with like-minded people. You will be able to practise all four skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening). The course will be taught on the Goethe-Institut’s online learning platform and in a virtual classroom.

Dates and prices

  Online Group Course
Start and end date Fixed dates, every 4-6 weeks
Length 8 weeks or 16 weeks
Flexibility  4 or 8 live sessions, flexible self study phases
Study Studying in a group will keep you motivated and supported
Feedback Regular, individual feedback from your teacher

Your teacher will provide additional exercises when needed
Participants Maximum 16 
Location  Goethe-Institut learning platform and virtual classrooms in Adobe Connect
Price 8 weeks for Euro 380 – 16 weeks for Euro 700
Dates and prices
If you have never studied German before or simply cannot remember anything, start at level A1.1 for an 8 weeks class or A1 for a 16 weeks class.
If you have previous knowledge of German but are unsure which level is right for you, we welcome you to take our placement test. Please send an email to onlinecourses-dublin@goethe.de and we will send you a link to our placement test!
You can also have a look at our demos below to see which class might be a good fit.

Online Individual Course

Ideal for your individual needs

With our Online Individual course you will practise your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in the most flexible way. You determine your learning speed. A tutor will give you individual feedback throughout the class. This course uses the Goethe-Institut’s learning platform. You will also have online live sessions with your tutor. Choose your individual starting date together with the language office. 



Start and end date At any time
Lenght Max. 6 months
Flexibility You decide how quickly you want to learn - number of live sessions by arrangement
Study Study all skills independently in your own time
Feedback Regular, individual feedback from your teacher

Your teacher will provide additional exercises when needed
Participants You and your tutor
Location Goethe-Institut learning platform and virtual classrooms in Adobe Connect 
Price 800 €
Contact sprache-helsinki@goethe.de

Test Our Courses

Take a closer look at what learning German with our online platform looks like. We have a range of demo versions for both beginners and advanced learners. 

Trial Chapter A1 Start
Your 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.

Trial Chapter A1
Eating and drinking - Ein Kilo Äpfel, bitte

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

Trial Chapter A2
At the restaurant - Guten Appetit

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


For an optimal learning experience, you need a Windows or Mac desktop computer or laptop. We do not recommend tablets, iPads, smartphones or other mobile equipment for this course, although it is possible to use them.
You need a headset with microphone. If you use the built-in speakers and microphone on your laptop, it might cause an echo for the other participants in the online classrooms.
In case of cancellation, the following fees apply:
a) Up to 4 weeks before beginning of course 10% of course fee,
b) Up to 1 week before beginning of course 20% of course fee,
c) Up to 1 day before beginning of course 30% of course fee,
d) After course begins 100% of course fee.

Students should consider their personal commitments and circumstances before enrolment, as we regret that no fees are refundable once the course has started.

We reserve the right to cancel classes with fewer than 10 students up to 24 hours before a course is due to start. In this case we will give you a full refund of the course fee paid. No other costs except the course fee will be refunded,
The language office is happy to help you with any questions regarding our language courses and examinations.


Read, study and learn online

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Deutsch für dich

Learn German together free of charge in our community „Deutsch für dich“: meet other German learners and get access to our free learning materials. 

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Online Exam Preparation

Use our free preparation material to practise your listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. Prepare for the Goethe examinations.