Contact and Enrolment
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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.


Our Language Office in South Kensington is the place for you if you need advice or want to enrol for a course in London or in Germany, or if you wish to take one of our exams.
 

  Telephone enquiries only Visitors only
Monday 10:00–13:00  15:00–18:30 
Tuesday 10:00–13:00  15:00–18:30 
Wednesday closed 15:00–18:30 
Thursday 10:00–13:00  15:00–18:30 
Friday 10:00–13:00  closed
Saturday closed closed
     
Individual assessment test 
Tuesday 16:00–17:30
Wednesday 16:00–17:30
Thursday 16:00–17:30

 
If you already have some German and wish to enrol for one of our courses, we ask you to come to the Language Office in South Kensington and fill in an assessment test. Afterwards we will conduct an informal interview with you which will help us to rate your level of German as closely as possible and to find the best course for you.
 
Book a Placement Test at the Goethe-Institut

Alternatively, you can do the assessment test online. Once you have booked the assessment test on our website,  an access code as well as further instructions will be emailed to you.

If you book a course within the next 12 months, the test fee of £10 will be deducted from your course fee. Once the customer has started the assessment test the fee cannot be refunded.

Book An Online Placement Test
We offer courses
from September to February (Winter Semester)
from February to July (Summer Semester)

South Kensington
Winter Semester 2018/2019: 17.09.2018-19.01.2019

Winter Break: 20.12.2018-02.01.2019

Summer Semester 2019: 11.02.2019-26.06.2019

Easter Break 2019: 15.04.2019-28.04.2019

Bank Holidays: 06.05.2019 and 27.05.2019

Kentish Town
Winter Semester 2018/2019: 18.09.2018-31.01.2019

Winter Break: 21.12.2018-07.01.2019

Summer Semester 2019: 25.02.2019-27.06.2019

Easter Break 2019: 15.04.2019-28.04.2019
Please download an enrolment form, complete it and return it to us with your cheque or credit card details.   

Language Courses
Beginners (Level A1.1) and those re-enroling for the next academic year can enrol using our website. New students please take our language test for all other levels.
  Please send your enrolment form to 
german-london@goethe.de

Young Learner's Courses – Exam Preparation for Pupils  Enrolment Form A-Level-GCSE  Please send your enrolment form to german-london@goethe.de

Courses for Individuals and Small Groups Please send your enrolment form for individual courses to
one2one@goethe.de
or for company courses to 
companycourses@goethe.de

These forms can be completed on the computer using Adobe Reader 9.
  • Credit cards
  • Cheque
  • Cash 
In case of cancellations 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. Please see our Terms and Conditions for details. 

Terms of Payment

Fees are payable in full on enrolment. We accept cash, cheques, credit and debit cards. Unless stated otherwise books must be purchased separately. The contractually binding fee is the fee stated in the price list current at the time of application. 

Concessions

10% discount if you are a full-time student, retired or registered unemployed on general language courses on weekday mornings and intensive courses (proof required);
10% discount on the cheaper course if you book two courses together (semester courses only, no July and August summer courses);
25% discount for teachers of German (per semester course).
Concessions can only be given at the time of booking and cannot be applied in retrospect.
Discounts cannot be combined and only one form of discount will be given at any one time.

Cancellation and Refunds

In case of cancellations 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 less than 10 students up to 24 hours before a course is due to start. In this case a full refund of the course fee paid will be given. No other costs except the course fee will be refunded.

Change of course

If a situation arises where you need to switch to a course other than the one you have already registered for, you must notify the Goethe-Institut either before the course start date or within the first three weeks of the duration of your extensive course / after the first course day of your intensive or immersion course / after the first week of your twice a week course. Whether or not the requested change can be facilitated is at the discretion of the Goethe-Institut, depending on factors such as available spaces on the course the student wishes to switch to. If the request for a change of course is granted, it will incur an administration fee of 5% of the paid course fee.

General Conditions

Our courses are designed for adult learners (18+). Young learners may be admitted after prior consultation. Our courses have a maximum of 18 students. 

Please note that special conditions apply for one-to-one tuition and small groups.
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 Liability of the Goethe-Institut

The Goethe-Institut and their staff are limited to intent and gross negligence. The Goethe-Institut accepts no liability for the cancellation of its services due to force majeure (e.g. natural disaster, fire, floods, war, official orders and all other circumstances beyond the control of the contractual parties).
If you are teaching German and want to improve your language skills, then come along to our German courses and receive a 25% discount. All you need is a letter of confirmation from your school that you are currently teaching German.

Please contact the Language Office to enrol.