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The Goethe-Institut German language courses are available online. Join the virtual classroom with live sessions and receive individual feedback

Online Courses

To protect your health, we are temporarily switching all German courses to online courses. Learn in live sessions with your teacher and use the learning platform to practice. Learn German with us. Online.

Dates and Prices

Study independently

Study independently with our practical and varied learning materials on our learning platform. There are online exercises for each level and all language needs, for which you will receive automated feedback.


Live sessions

Study together with your teacher and students in live sessions. We use the conferencing tools Adobe Connect so you can learn online just like you would in our face-to-face classes. Get individual feedback from your teacher on speaking and writing exercises. 


Ongoing Support

Your teacher will introduce you to the conferencing tool and learning platform. During the course you will receive regular individual feedback. Our language office is always available to help with your questions.

Online Group Course

Our intensive course with even more flexibility

Our online group course is for everybody who wants to learn German self-directedly without losing the feeling of being within a group. All four skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) will be trained. The course takes place on the learning platform of Goethe-Institut and in a virtual classroom.

Dates and Prices

  Online Group Course
Start and end date Fixed dates
Duration 8 weeks or 16 weeks
Flexibility 4 or 8 live sessions, flexible self study phases
Study Studying in a group will keep you motivated and supported
Participants Regular, individual feedback from your teacher

Your teacher will provide additional exercises when needed
Participants Maximum 16
Location Goethe-Institut learning platform and virtual classrooms in Adobe Connect
Certificate of Attendance You will receive an official certificate of attendance when you succesfully complete 70% of exercises.
 Price 8 weeks for Euro 380 – 16 weeks for Euro 700
If you have never studied German before or simply cannot remember anything, start at level A1.1 for an 8 weeks class or A1 for a 16 weeks class.
If you have previous knowledge of German but are unsure which level is right for you, we welcome you to take our placement test. Please send an email to onlinecourses-dublin@goethe.de and we will send you a link to our placement test!
You can also have a look at our demos below to see which class might be a good fit.

Online Individual Course

Ideal for your individual needs

Reading, listening, speaking, writing – the “German Online Individual” course will improve your German all round. You can determine both the start date. Your tutor will give you individual feedback. The course will be taught on the Goethe-Institut’s online learning platform. Depending on the level the course includes two to three live sessions in a virtual classroom with your tutor.

  Online Individual course
Start and end date At any time
Length max. 6 months
Flexibility  You decide how quickly you want to learn - number of live sessions by arrangement
Study Study all skills independently in your own time
Feedback Regular, individual feedback from your teacher

Your teacher will provide additional exercises when needed
Participants You and your tutor
Location  Goethe-Institut learning platform and virtual classrooms in Adobe Connect 
Price €800
Contact german-dublin@goethe.de


For an optimal learning experience, you need a Windows or Mac desktop computer or laptop. We do not recommend tablets, iPads, smartphones or other mobile equipment for this course, although it is possible to use them.
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.
In case of cancellation, the 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 fewer than 10 students up to 24 hours before a course is due to start. In this case we will give you a full refund of the course fee paid. No other costs except the course fee will be refunded,
The language office is happy to help you with any questions regarding our language courses and examinations.


Test Our Courses

Trial Chapter A1 Start
Your First Steps – Hallo wie geht‘s

Here you will learn  the times of the day, how to greet someone in German and how to introduce yourself.

Trial Chapter A1
Eating and drinking - Ein Kilo Äpfel, bitte

Here you will learn words about food and drink and how to express quantities when out shopping.

Trial Chapter A2
At the restaurant - Guten Appetit

Here you will learn how to order in the restaurant, how to ask for the bill and how to tip.

Read, study and learn online

Couch potato – learn German at home

With our digital tips and exercises you can learn German from home while self-isolating.

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Online Exam Preparation

Use our free preparation material to practise your listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. Prepare for the Goethe examinations.

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Deutsch für dich

In the “Deutsch für dich” community you will find plenty of exercises to help you learn German free of charge, and you can share experiences with other members.