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Our German Courses
If you have previous knowledge of German but are unsure which level is right for you, we welcome you to take our placement test. Take the written part of the placement test online. For a brief oral assessment, one of our teachers will give you a call during our assessment times.
To book a placement test please send an email to the Language Office.
Depending on the course format the levels are taught as full level or maybe offered as sublevels:
A1.1 & A1.2
A2.1 & A2.2
B1.1 & B1.2 & B1.3
B2.1 & B2.2 & B2.3
C1.1 & C1.2 & C1.3
If you have no prior knowledge of German, you will start at A1.1.
Wer noch keine Vorkenntnisse auf Deutsch besitzt, beginnt mit A1.1.
Should you already have studied one or more languages, you may learn German faster. It makes a big difference if you participate in a language course in your home country or in Germany, where you will be exposed to the German language outside the classroom.
As a rough guideline, we estimate it will take the following amount of instruction to complete each language level:
A1 : approx. 60-150 hours (80-200 TU*)
A2 : approx. 150-260 hours (200-350 TU*)
B1 : approx. 260-490 hours (350-650 TU*)
B2 : approx. 450-600 hours (600-800 TU*)
C1 : approx. 600-750 hours (800-1000 TU*)
C2 : approx. 750+ hours (1000+ TU*)
* TU = Teaching Unit; a teaching unit consists of 45 minutes of instruction.
Learn more about the CEFR Language Levels A1-C2
Online Courses and Online Individual Courses.
Our learning concept
For example: In a standard blended learning course, you will attend a 135-minute class once a week at the Goethe-Institut. At home, you will complete online activities designed to take approximately 135 minutes. You can complete these activities at whenever is convenient for you. There are no online meetings which would require you to be online at a certain time.
In fact, non-native speakers who mastered the German language are a wonderful source of inspiration for learners and they can give you a first hand insight perfecting your practice.
Also, we encourage you to sign up for one of our official Goethe-Zertifikat exams, which will provide you with an internationally-recognized certificate to prove your language abilities. Course participants will be able to take an exam for a discounted rate.
More Information on our Exams
Discounts cannot be combined and only one form of discount will be given at any one time.
You can also book your courses and exams online.