Contact and Enrolment

Learners Photo: Goethe-Institut/Sonja Tobias


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

Monday-Thursday: 10 AM - 6.30 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 2 PM
Direct Enrolment
Complete beginners and students with the Goethe-Institut can enrol directly. You can register on our website, by phone or in person, or by returning the completed enrolment form to our Language Course Office. Please note that complete beginners do not need to be assessed. Enrolment with assessment test

Monday 09/09/2019 to Wednesday 11/09/2019, 12-2 PM and 5-7:30 PM

We would like to meet new students with previous knowledge in person for an assessment test and advice on suitable classes. We discuss your needs and ensure that you are assigned to the level which suits you best.
  • Option 1:
    At the institute: We offer tests in our enrolment week from 12-2 PM and 5-7.30 PM. No booking is required. Other times by appointment only. Duration: approx. 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Option 2:
    Online: Please send us an email enquiring for an online assessment test which you can do from home. After we get the results of the test, we will contact a short phone interview and recommend a course level for you.
  • Book on our homepage
  • Credit card/Debit Card (Visa, MasterCard)
  • Cheque (made payable to GOETHE-INSTITUT)
We offer courses:
  • from February - June (Spring Term)
  • from June - July (Summer Term)
  • from September - January (Autumn/Winter Term)
We offer 8 weeks beginners courses at Level A1, starting in February, April, September and November.

Spring 2020
27.01.2020 - 30.05.2020(16 week courses)
27.01.2020 - 21.03.2020 (8 week courses)
23.03.2020 - 30.05.2020 (8 week courses)

Enrolment and Assessment: Please contact the Language Department Office.

Easter Break 2020: Monday, 06.04.2020 - Saturday, 18.04.2020. First class after the Easter break: Monday, 20.04.2020.

Summer 2020
15.06.2020-23.07.2020 (6 week courses)
22.06.2020-03.07.2020 (2 weeks/school student courses)
06.07.202-17.07.2020 (2 weeks/school student courses)

Irish National Holidays, Bank Holidays and 3 October (German National Holiday)
1. General

1.1  With the exception of our courses for secondary school students, all of our courses are designed for learners aged 18 years and over.
1.2  A teaching unit is 45 minutes.
1.3  Teachers may be changed when necessary during the term.
1.4  There will be no classes on Irish Public or Bank Holidays and on 3 October (German national holiday). Generally, these courses take place on the Friday of that week.

2. Terms of Payment

2.1  The payment of the course fee is due on enrolment.  Early enrolment is advisable as places are limited.  Places are only guaranteed once payment has been received.
2.2  We accept cheques made out to the Goethe-Institut, debit cards and credit cards (Visa/MasterCard).
2.3  If full payment is not received before the first lesson, the participant loses the right to participate in a course and the booking will be cancelled.

3. Course fees

3.1  The contractually binding fee is the fee stated in the price list current at the time of enrolment.
3.2  Unless stated otherwise, course books are not included in the course fee and must be purchased separately.

4. Cancellation and refunds

The following conditions apply if the course participant is unable to take part in the course:
4.1  In case of cancellation up to three days prior to the start of the course, the course fee paid is refunded less an administrative fee of €25.  No refunds can be given thereafter.
4.2  Cancellations must be submitted in writing.
4.3  If the Goethe-Institut cancels a course, the full course fee paid will be refunded.
4.4  The Goethe-Institut reserves the right to terminate all language class contracts at its discretion.

5. Course level assignment/ class size

5.1  Assessment of course level is based on the placement test conducted prior to enrolment.
5.2  Our courses have generally a maximum of 18 participants.
5.3  We reserve the right to cancel or postpone a course. In such circumstances we will offer the participants the opportunity to move to another course or to receive a full refund of the course fee.
5.4  Courses with less than 10 students may take place with a 10% reduction in teaching units.

6. Complaints Procedure

6.1  In the event of a complaint, please submit same in written form to the Goethe-Institut Irland, Language Department.

7. Liability of the Goethe-lnstitut e.V.

The liability of the Goethe-Institut and its staff is limited to intent and gross negligence.  The Goethe-Institut 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).