our course offering
Frequently asked questions
For an optimal learning experience, you need a Windows or Mac desktop computer or laptop.
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|
In a blended learning course, you meet with the instructor and the learning group over Zoom every week at a set time.
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.
No, you do not need to buy a textbook for online courses and blended learning courses. We provide all course materials on our learning platform.
In order to access some of the Goethe-Institut's online services, such as the learning platform, it is necessary to register on the portal MEIN GOETHE. You can find out how to do this in our short film.
More online courses
The right course for your language level
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.