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Frequently asked questions
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|
German online group courses are flexible: you decide when you want to work on the learning platform. There is a meeting with the teacher and the group every 2 to 3 weeks. The date is set by the group by survey a few days before the meeting.
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New participants with previous knowledge of German and participants whose last German course at the Goethe-Institut was more than 6 months ago should take our online placement test before booking.