Contact and Enrolment

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Contact and Enrolment

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.

Our Language Course Office will be glad to help you enroll for a course in Bangalore or in Germany, or sign up for one of our examinations.

Monday - Friday 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Saturday 9.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m. and 3.00 - 5.30 p.m.
A1
Window of registration for sending emails: 17.11.2016 from 1.30 to 5.30 p.m.
Confirmation mail: 23.11.2016
Payment of Course fee for: 30.11.2016

A2
Window of registration for sending emails: 16.11.2016 from 1.30 to 5.30 p.m.
Confirmation mail: 23.11.2016
Payment of Course fee for: 29.11.2016

B1
Window of registration for sending emails: 15.11.2016 from 1.30 to 5.30 p.m.
Confirmation mail: 23.11.2016
Payment of Course fee for:  25.11.2016


B2.1
Window of registration for sending emails: 14.11.2016 from 1.30 to 5.30 p.m.
Confirmation mail: 23.11.2016
Payment of Course fee for:  25.11.2016

B2.2
Window of registration for sending emails: 14.11.2016 from 1.30 to 5.30 p.m.
Confirmation mail: 23.11.2016
Payment of Course fee for:  25.11.2016

C1.1
Window of registration for sending emails: 14.11.2016 from 1.30 to 5.30 p.m.
Confirmation mail: 23.11.2016
Payment of Course fee for:  25.11.2016

Registrations window is open as above. 
  • Please send an email course.external@bangalore.goethe.org with your request for course registration.
  • The subject line should contain course level, the format of the course and the timings of the course. 
Course level - A1
Format of the course - Superintensive
Timings of the course - Start time of the course as mentioned on the website
Eg. A1 Superintensive  9.00 am, A2 Intensive Weekday  2 pm, Intensive Weekend 9.00 a.m. 
 
  • Full name, date of birth, mobile number and City of residence should be mentioned in the body of the email.Emails will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Emails not confirming to the above requirements will not be processed.
    There are limited seats on offer. A confirmation mail and further procedure for the payment of fees will be sent by the dates mentioned above. Sending an email request does not guarantee a seat.
    Only emails received within the registration window will be processed.
    One email is required per person. Multiple persons cannot register with one email. Multiple mails requests from the same person will not be considered.
    Do not send general queries to this address. General and further queries should be sent to german.courses@bangalore.goethe.org
  • This process is applicable for candidates, in and outside Bangalore.
  • The candidates who are outside Bangalore should mention it specifically in the email
Through placement tests and interviews, we can determine your level, create learning goals with you, and choose the best course.

1. Candidates seeking admission to A1 Level at Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore are not required to appear for any entrance exam.

2. For candidates who have learnt German previously at Institutes apart from Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, and wish to apply to Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore directly for a level higher than A1, are required to clear the respective Goethe Examinations.

3. For candidates who have previously appeared for Goethe-Institut examinations please refer to the table below:

Time lapse since last Goethe-Institut Examination 0 - 6 Monate: no Placement test

Time lapse since last Goethe-Institut Examination more than 6 Months: Placement test


Termine
  • 08.02.2017 - 10.00 a.m. for A2 and B1 levels
  • Registration: 9.30 a.m.
  • Duration: 40mts for A2 and B1 levels (followed by counselling)                                           
  • Fees: Rs. 500,-
  • Registration window will be open from 01.02.- 02.02.2017 between 9.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.. 
  • Please send an email to course.external@bangalore.goethe.org
    with your request for Placement test.
  • The subject line should contain ONLY – Placement test and level for which you are appearing for : E.g :  A1, A2, B1, B2.1, B2.2, C1.1, C1.2, C21. C2.2
  • Full name, date of birth, mobile number and City of residence should be mentioned in the body of the email.
go to placement test
 
  • Credit Card/Debit Card
  • Demand Draft: To be drawn in favour of “Max Mueller Bhavan” payable at Bangalore
15.01.2016 - Thursday - Makara Sankranthi

26.01.2016 - Tuesday - Republic Day

25.03.2016 - Friday - Good Friday

28.03.2016 - Monday - Easter Monday

08.04.2016 – Friday - Ugadi (New Year Kannada)

06.07.2016 - Wednesday - Idu'l Fitr

15.08.2016 - Monday - Independence Day/ M.H.

25.08.2016 - Thursday - Janmashtami

05.09.2016 - Monday - Ganesha Chathurthi

02.10.2016 -  Sunday - Gandhi Jayanti

03.10.2016 - Monday - German Unification Day

11.10.2016 - Tuesday - Dussehra

29.10.2016 - Saturday - Diwali01.11.2016 - Tuesday - Kannada Rajyotsava
 
General Rules and Regulations
 
General
  • The minimum age for admission is 17 years (except as indicated for youth courses).
  • Participants are requested to inform the teacher if they are prone to any illness like epilepsy, asthma etc., and provide telephone numbers of persons to be contacted and names of medicines in case of emergency.
  • Cell phones should be placed on silent mode during class and, only in the most urgent cases can calls be made / answered outside the classroom. Text messaging is strictly prohibited in the classroom.
  • Participants are obliged to comply with the course rules and house rules of the Institute.
  • The liability of the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan and its staff is limited to intent and gross negligence. The Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan also accepts no liability for the cancellation of its services due to force majeur (e.g. strikes, natural disasters, fire, floods, war, official orders and all other circumstances beyond the control of the contractual parties). 
Courses
  • Registrations for the courses will be done on a first come first served basis.  The process for course registration will be described on the web site of the institute.
  • The course fees are due at the time of registration.  Fees may be paid by Credit / Debit card or by Demand Draft drawn in favour of “Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore”.      
  • The contractually binding fee is the fee stated in the price list at the time of application in the current prospectus of the Institute.
  • If there are insufficient enrolments for a particular time slot, the course may be cancelled or postponed and the fees refunded in full or the participants may be shifted to another course if available and possible for the participant.
  • Request for cancellation of your enrollment is will be considered before the first day of the course. 10% of the course fees will be deducted as administrative charges and the rest will be refunded.
  • In case of a refund, a refund form needs to be filled by the participant and submitted to the language office. The date of withdrawal will be the date of receipt of the refund form at the Institute. It will take 15 working days to process the refund request. Refund will be made by cheque only.
  • Request for change of batch / time slot / semester will be considered before the first day of class and is subject to availability of a seat in the chosen course.
  • Once the course starts the choice of course and chosen time slot are binding and the enrolment cannot be cancelled and the fees cannot be refunded.    
  • In case the participant fails to pass the exam of the previous level, the full course fee (if registered for the next level) will be refunded.
  • Cost of course materials i.e. books / CDs and examination fees are not included in the course fee, unless otherwise specified. 
Level Test
  • Participants seeking admission to A1 Level are not required to appear for any level test.
  • Participants who have learnt German previously at Institutes apart from Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, and wish to apply directly for a level higher than A1, are required to first pass the respective examination of Goethe-Institut or an equivalent exam.
  • Participants who have previously appeared for Goethe-Institut examinations more than 6 months ago, need to appear for a level test to determine the present level of German knowledge.
  • A level test will be conducted, at a fee of Rs. 500. The result of the level test is not a confirmation of registration and no certificate or letter will be issued for taking the level test.
  • Participants may register for the level indicated by the level test by following the normal registration process. 
Attendance
  • A minimum of 75% attendance is required in the course.  A participation certificate will be issued only to participants having the minimum required attendance.
  • Participants are responsible for making up for any missed classes. No extra classes can be conducted.
  • Participants cannot make up for missed classes by attending another parallel batch / course. 
Examinations
  • Exams are not mandatory. However, participants have to pass the examination for the current level to qualify for the next level. Passing percentage for all exams is 60%.
  • Levels B2.1, C1.1 and C2.1 do not have exams. To qualify for the next level, in addition to 75% attendance, a participant needs to get an evaluation of “very good” or “good” on the participation certificate from the teacher.
  • Participants may appear for the exam immediately at the end of the course as an internal candidate.  For any other date they will be treated as external candidates.
  • Internal candidates will be given specific timings / time slots to register.  External candidates have to register for the exam as per the registration process described on the website of the institute.
  • The exam fees are due at the time of registration.  Fees may be paid by Credit / Debit card or by Demand Draft drawn in favour of “Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore”.
  • The contractually binding fee is the fee stated in the price list at the time of application in the current prospectus of the institute.
  • Participants writing the “Goethe Zertifikat B1” examination for the first time will have to write the examination for all the four modules. In the subsequent attempts one can write the examination only for the module which one has not been able to clear in the first attempt.
  • Please refer to the Exam Rules and Regulations for further details regarding exams. 

Complaint Management 
Complaints, if any, should be first discussed with your teacher.  Should a satisfactory solution not be reached in the discussion with the teacher, then the complaint should be addressed in writing to Mr. Axel Beier, Head - Language Department and Deputy Director at: axel.beier@bangalore.goethe.org