Learning German together – exciting group discussions and individual learningFind a course
How it works
Studying from the learning platform
50% of the course takes place on the Goethe-Institut learning platform. Here you will work on reading, listening and writing exercises individually and together with your learning group. Your teacher keeps track of your learning process and gives you individual feedback.
Live sessions with the group
The rest of the time, your teacher will teach you and your group in live online sessions in your virtual classroom (zoom adobe connect). The learning phases on the learning platform and in the classroom build on each other and complement each other so that an optimal learning result can be achieved.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
You will have access to our online platform, where you will find the online portion of the course. This section includes engaging learning activities, online flash cards to study vocabulary, and summary explanations of all important grammatical structures and phrases you will encounter.
Your instructor will assign weekly exercises intended to be completed at your own pace within a given week. These exercises will prepare you for the online live sessions in which you will meet with your classmates.
You will complete most online activities individually, but they will also include interactive tasks where you will engage with the entire learning group. These group activities may include posting about your hobbies, interests or upcoming events while also interacting with classmates by leaving comments on their posts.
Extensive courses (10 weeks)
- 135 minutes a week of online live group classes (zoom, adobe connect)
- 135 minutes of independent online learning
- 270 minutes a week of online live group classes (zoom, adobe connect)
- 270 minutes of independent online learning
To participate, you must use: headset/headphones, desktop or laptop computer, internet speeds of at least 3 mbps, and mastery of basic computer functions (copy/paste, etc.).
Mobile devices cannot be used for class; Chrome is the most compatible browser for the learning platform.
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.
A headset and a camera are essential for participating in the live sessions. We ask you to turn on your camera during the sessions.
|Computer||WINDOWS®-PC or APPLE® MAC|
|processor||700 MHz-processor or faster|
|main memory||min. 192 MB RAM|
|operating system||Microsoft Windows® 7 or higher; Mac OSX 10.6 or higher software|
|Software||Adobe Flash Player 11.2 or higher|
|graphic card||graphic card with 1024 x 768 pixel or more and 16 Mio. colours|
|browser||Internet Explorer® in the latest version (32-bit-Version)
Firefox® in the latest version
each in the latest version
|internet connection||min. 400 kbits/s|
Also, we prepare and encourage you to sign up for one of our official Goethe-Zertifikat exams, which will provide you with an internationally-recognised certificate to prove your language abilities. Course participants will be able to take an exam for a discounted rate.
Test your german
Are you taking one of our German courses for the first time? The placement test enables us to find out what previous knowledge you have, define a learning objective and help you select an appropriate course.