Contact and Enrolment

Learners Photo: Goethe-Institut/Sonja Tobias

Contact and Enrolment

Interested in one of our language courses or need further information? Feel free to contact our language course office for some personal advice.

We help you book a course in Glasgow or at one of the Goethe-Institutes in Germany or sign up for one of our examinations.

Monday 14:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 14:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 14:00 - 17:00
Thursday 14:00 - 17:00 
Friday 10:00 - 13:00 

Consultations in person by arrangement.
Direct Enrolment
Complete beginners and students who have attended a course at the Goethe-Institut previously can enrol directly. Online enrolment is available until 29 January.

New students with some previous knowledge
If you are new to the Goethe-Institut and already have some German, we would like to speak to you in person for advice on suitable classes and assessment. It will help us to rate your level of German as closely as possible and find the best course for you.

Personal Assessment at the Institute:
Wednesday, 10 January, 13:00 - 17:00
Wednesday, 17 January, 13:00 - 15:00 & 17:00 - 19:00
Wednesday, 24 January, 13:00 - 17:00
Saturday, 27 January, 11:00 - 13:00
Wednesday, 31 January, 17:00 - 19:00
and by prior arrangement. 

Start of Enrolment: 08.01.2018
Please enrol in time to avoid disappointment as places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Places are booked firmly only after receipt of the full payment.

 
We offer courses
  • from February to June (spring/summer semester)
  • in the summer months of June, July and September
  • from October to February (autumn/winter semester) 
Dates
 
Autumn/Winter 2017/18
Monday classes 02.10.2017 - 18.12.2017 incl. / 08.01.2018 - 29.01.2018 incl.
Tuesday classes 26.09.2017 - 12.12.2017 incl. / 09.01.2018 - 30.01.2018 incl.
Wednesday classes 27.09.2017 - 13.12.2017 incl. / 10.01.2018 - 30.01.2018 incl.
Thursday classes
(Thursday A1.1)
28.09.2017 - 14.12.2017 incl. / 11.01.2018 - 01.02.2018 incl.
(05.10.2017 - 14.12.2017 incl. / 11.01.2018 - 08.02.2018 incl.)
Saturday classes 30.09.2017 - 16.12.2017 incl. / 13.01.2018 - 03.02.2018 incl.

Christmas break: 
Tuesday, 19.12.2017 - Sunday, 07.01.2018 inkl.

 
Spring/Summer 2018
Monday classes 12.02.2018 - 26.03.2018 incl. / 16.04.2018 - 25.06.2018 incl.
Tuesday classes 13.02.2018 - 27.03.2018 incl. / 17.04.2018 - 12.06.2018 incl.
Wednesday classes 14.02.2018 - 28.03.2018 incl. / 18.04.2018 - 13.06.2018 incl.
Thursday classes 15.02.2018 - 29.03.2018 incl. / 19.04.2018 - 14.06.2018 incl.
Saturday classes 17.02.2018 - 24.03.2018 incl. / 14.04.2018 - 23.06.2018 incl.

Easter break:
Tuesday, 30.03.2018 - Friday, 13.04.2018 inkl.

Public holidays:
Monday, 07.05.2018 / Saturday, 26.05.2017 & Monday, 28.05.2017
Semester courses Fees
Standard courses A1 - C1 incl.
£305 (£290 concession)
 
Special courses Deutsch für Fortgeschrittene
£295 (£275 concession)

Aktuelles
£225 (215 concession) 
 
Individual tuition Fees
One-to-one tuition £45 per TU*
£42 for students of the Goethe-Institut
Small group tuition £65 per TU*
*TU = Teaching unit à 45 minutes   


Please note:
  • Fees are exclusive of books unless otherwise stated.
  • Concessions are available to registered unemployed, senior citizens, full-time students and teachers of German.
  • Fees will be refunded if the Goethe-Institut cancels a course.
  • Fees are not refundable once a course has started.
  • Classes with fewer than 12 students may be cancelled. 
  • Cash
  • Cheque (made payable to GOETHE-INSTITUT)
  • Debit Card
  • Credit card 
1. General Requirements
Our courses are aimed at adult learners (18+) unless otherwise stated.

2. Terms of Payment
2.1. The course fee is payable on enrolment. We accept cash, cheques, debit cards and credit cards (Visa und MasterCard).
2.2. If full payment is not received by the due date, the participant loses the right to participate.

3. Course fee
3.1. The contractually binding fee is the fee stated in the price list current at the time of application.
3.2. Unless stated otherwise books must be purchased separately.

4. Cancellation and refunds
4.1 The following conditions apply if the course participant is unable to take part in the course:
In case of cancellation up to three days prior to the start of the course the course fee is refunded less an administrative fee of £25. In case of cancellation or withdrawal after the course starts, no refunds can be issued.
4.2 Cancellations must be submitted in writing.
4.3 If the Goethe-Institut cancels a course the full course fee will be reimbursed.

5. Course level assignment / class size
5.1. Placement in course levels is based on the placement test conducted prior to enrolment.
5.2. Our courses have at most 18 participants. If enrolments are insufficient on the starting date, we reserve the right to cancel or postpone the course. In this case we will offer the participants the opportunity to move to another course or to receive a full refund of the course fee. We regret that we can only conduct courses that have the minimum number of participants by the end of the enrolment period. To avoid cancellations of courses that would have taken place if participants had enrolled in time, we advise students in their own interests to register as early as possible.

6. Liability of the Goethe-Institut
The liability of GI and its staff is limited to intent and gross negligence. GI also accepts no liability for the cancellation of its services due to force majeur (e.g. natural disasters, fire, floods, war, official orders and all other circumstances beyond the control of the contractual parties).