Contact and Enrolment
Chennai

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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.

A1 Super Intensive Course Morning - SI1_2020_A1_0502-2303 (E-Application date: 03.01.2020)
Course: Level A1
Course Start Date: 05.02.2020     
End Date: 23.03.2020   
Center: Nungambakkam
Course Timing: Monday to Friday - 08:00 to 12:15hrs

A2 Super Intensive Course Morning - SI1_2020_A2_0502-2303 (E-Application date: 03.01.2020)
Course: Level A2
Course Start Date: 05.02.2020     
End Date: 23.03.2020   
Center: Nungambakkam
Course Timing: Monday to Friday - 08:00 to 12:15hrs

B1 Super Intensive Course Morning - SI1_2020_B1_0502-2303 (E-Application date: 03.01.2020)
Course: Level B1
Course Start Date: 05.02.2020     
End Date: 23.03.2020   
Center: Nungambakkam
Course Timing: Monday to Friday - 08:00 to 12:15hrs

A1 Rapid German - RG1_2020_A1_0502-1703 (E-Application date: 08.01.2020)
Course: Elementary Level A1
Course Start Date: 05.02.2020     
End Date: 17.03.2020   
Center:  Nungambakkam
Course Timing: Monday to Friday - 1230 to 1730hrs
On E-Application date
Candidates are requested to fill the E-Application and Submit

On the confirmation mail date
Candidates will get a confirmation Email from the Goethe Institut, Chennai.

On the Registration date
Candidates are requested to come and pay the fees with the required documents ON the day and time mentioned in the confirmation Email.

The following documents are required at the time of registration in general:  
Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
We offer courses
  • From Januar to mid April
  • From May to mid August
  • From September to mid December
2020 Holiday List
January 01       - New Year’s Day

January 15       - Pongal

January 16       -Pongal

January 26       -Republic Day

April 10            - Good Friday

April 14            - Tamil New Year

August 11         - Janmashtami

August 15        -Independence Day

September 02   - Ganesh Chaturthi

October 02        -Gandhi Jayanthi

October 26        - Vijaya Dashami

November 13     -Deepavali eve

November 14     -Deepavali

December 25    - Christmas

Closure Period: (Dusshera) October 19 (Monday) – October 25 (Sunday)
 
Sprachkurs-Typ Preis pro Kurs
Extensive courses  INR. 25,000
Intensive courses INR. 24,000
Super Intensive courses INR. 24,000
Rapid German INR. 25,000
 
Books (Indian editions) Prices
Netzwerk A1 INR. 750
Netzwerk A2 INR. 770
Netzwerk B1 INR. 795
Studio D  B1 INR. 785
Aspekte B1+ INR. 1090
Aspekte B2 INR. 1190
Aspekte C1 INR. 1295

Please note:
Course fees to be paid in Cash.
Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. It is not possible to register once the courses are fully booked.
Cash or DD in favour of “Goethe-Institut Max Mueller Bhavan’’ payable at Chennai.
Misspelt / overwritten / hand-corrected demand drafts and with validity less than three months on the scheduled registration date will NOT be accepted.
Those who have prior knowledge of German or students with a gap of more than six months from their last exam and desiring to join the next higher level courses have to appear for a placement test prior to registration. Placement in course levels is based on the result of the placement test conducted by the Goethe-Institut Chennai /Max Mueller Bhavan. This placement test will be conducted on the External exam dates.

- Timing: between 16:00 to 17:00 hrs
- Email registrations for the test should be done two days before the test day.
- Duration: 1 Hour
- Fee for the placement test is INR. 1,000/-. Fee for special appointment for the placement test is INR. 2,000/-.

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7. Cancellations, refunds and change of batch

7.1 In case of cancellations five working days prior to the start of the course, the course fee shall be refunded after deducting an administrative fee of Rs. 3,000/- per level.

7.2 In case of cancellation made in the last five working days before the course starts, only 50% of the total course fee shall be refunded.

7.3 Cancellations must be submitted in writing with the original receipt to the Language Department using the contact address indicated in the receipt. The refund process will take atleast seven working days.

7.4 After the commencement of the course there is no possibility for a refund or adjustment of fee, irrespective of whether the participant has attended any class or not.

7.5 Should the Goethe-Institut Chennai/Max Mueller Bhavan cancel a course, the full course fee shall be reimbursed.

7.6 Change of batch is not possible once the registration is completed.
1. General Requirements

Regular courses are designed for adult learners. Participants must beat least 17 years of age and a proof of age should be furnished at the time of registration.

3. Course Fees and Terms of Payment

3.1 The contractually binding course fee is the fee stated in the price list at the time of registration.
3.2 The course fee is payable at the time of registration. Fees may be paid by Cash or by Demand Draft drawn in favour of "Goethe-Institut Max Mueller Bhavan" payable at Chennai. Misspelt/overwritten/hand corrected demand drafts will not be accepted. No part payment is accepted.
3.3 The cost of the book is not included in the course fee. Text books of the respective levels can be purchased on the first day of the course.
3.4 All courses and examination registrations happen only online and the particulars mentioned in the online application form including name of the candidate, date of birth, address, email ID, mobile number will be considered as final and all communication will be sent through the registered email ID or mobile number.

4. Levels and teaching units for the GERMAN LANGUAGE COURSES
offered:


A1 – Elementary level 1
Approximately 160 teaching units of each 45 minutes
Examination: Goethe Zertifikat A1 : Start Deutsch 1

A2 – Elementary level 2
Approximately 160 teaching units of each 45 minutes
Examination: Goethe Zertifikat A2 : Start Deutsch 2

B1 – Advanced level 1
Approximately 160 teaching units of each 45 minutes
Examination: Goethe Zertifikat B1

B2.1 – Advanced level 2.1
Approximately 160 teaching units of each 45 minutes
Examination: None

B2.2 – Advanced level 2
Approximately 160 teaching units of each 45 minutes
Examination Goethe Zertifikat B2

C1 – Professional level 1
Approximately 280 teaching units of each 45 minutes
Examination: Goethe Zertifikat C1

C2 – Professional level 2
Approximately 220 teaching units of each 45 minutes
Examination: Goethe Zertifikat C2

4. Registration procedure for Elementary level A1: Online Portal opens at: 16.00 hrs on the E- Application date:

4.1 Step 1: On the E-Application date candidates are requested to register for the course using the online portal only.(http://www.goethe.de/ins/in/en/che.html) – follow 2.4

Step 2: Selected candidates will be intimated through the registered e-mail ID on the confirmation mail date. If the candidate has given incorrect email ID / date of birth /entered more than one entry, the candidate cannot be intimated about his or her registration process.

Step 3: The following documents are mandatory for registration and have to be produced on the payment date:

• Copy of confirmation e-mail
• 2 passport size photos
• A copy of Licence or Passport or Voter’s ID
• Course fee in Cash or Demand Draft drawn in favour of "Goethe-Institut Max Mueller Bhavan" payable at Chennai.

4.2 Receipt /Student ID will be given to all the participants on the first day of the course.

5. Registration procedure for Elementary LEVEL A2 and higher levels: Online Portal opens at: 16:00 hrs on the E-Application Date
 
Couse level Eligibility criteria
A2 Certificate of passing or proof of having appeared for the Goethe Zertifikat A1 : Start Deutsch 1
B1 Certificate of passing the Goethe Zertifikat A2 : Start Deutsch 2
B2.1 Certificate of passing the Goethe Zertifikat B1 all four modules
B2.2 Certificate of passing the Goethe Zertifikat B1 all four modules and B2.1 participation certificate.
C1 Certificate of passing the Goethe Zertifikat B2

Step 1: On E-Application date candidates are requested to register for the course using the online portal http://www.goethe.de/ins/in/en/che.html only.
Step 2: Selected candidates will be intimated through the registered e-mail ID on the confirmation mail date. If the candidate has given incorrect email id / date of birth / entered more than one entry, the candidate cannot be intimated about his or her registration process.
Step 3: The following documents are mandatory for registration and have to be produced on payment date

• Copy of confirmation e-mail
• 2 Passport size photos (not older than 6 months)
• Previous level course participant number & certificate of the last attended class
• Course fee in Cash or DD

5.2 Certificate of previous level of examination is mandatory for registration above A1 level (which should not be dated earlier than six months on the date of registration)

6. Course level assignment /Class size

6.1 Those who have prior knowledge of German or students with a gap of more than six months from their last exam and desiring to join the next higher level courses have to appear for a placement test prior to registration. Placement in course levels is based on the result of the placement test conducted by the Goethe-Institut Chennai/Max Mueller Bhavan. This placement test will be conducted between 16:00 to 17:00 hrs on the external exam dates. Email registrations for the test should be done two days before the test day. The Fee for the placement test is Rs. 1,000/-. Fee for special appointment for the placement test is Rs. 2,000/-.

6.2 Generally our courses have minimum 22 and at most 25 participants for the levels A1 to B1 and minimum 15 and at most 25 participants for the levels B2 to C2. In case of insufficient enrollment on the starting date, the institute reserves the right to cancel or postpone the course. In this case, candidates will be offered the opportunity to move to another batch or to receive a full refund of the course fee.

6.3 Enrolment certificates can be issued only after five class days for a fee of Rs. 500/-.

6.4 Participation certificates will be issued to candidates who have an attendance of more than 70% for the enrolled course. 
6.5 Internal students who do not take up the examination on the prescribed date after the course completion, will be considered as ‘‘External Candidates’’ for exam registration on any other date.

7. Cancellations, refunds and change of batch

7.1 In case of cancellations five working days prior to the start of the course, the course fee shall be refunded after deducting an administrative fee of Rs. 3,000/- per level.

7.2 In case of cancellation made in the last five working days before the course starts, only 50% of the total course fee shall be refunded.

7.3 Cancellations must be submitted in writing with the original receipt to the Language Department using the contact address indicated in the receipt. The refund process will take atleast seven working days.

7.4 After the commencement of the course there is no possibility for a refund or adjustment of fee, irrespective of whether the participant has attended any class or not.

7.5 Should the Goethe-Institut Chennai/Max Mueller Bhavan cancel a course, the full course fee shall be reimbursed.

7.6 Change of batch is not possible once the registration is completed.

8. Examination fee in INR  for year 2020 and registration procedures.
 
Examination External participants
Course participants **
Goethe-Zertifikat A1 *
(Fit in Deutsch 1 / Fit 1)
INR 1,300
INR 1,300**
Goethe-Zertifikat A2 *
(Fit in Deutsch 2 / Fit 2)
INR 1,300
INR 1,300**
Goethe-Zertifikat A1
(Start Deutsch 1 / SD1)
INR 4,800**
INR 7,000
Goethe-Zertifikat A2
(Start Deutsch 2 / SD2)
INR 4,800**
INR 7,000
Goethe-Zertifikat B1 INR 11,500 (for 4 Modules)
INR 7,000 (for 4 Modules)**
INR 3,800 per Module
INR 2,800 per Module**
Goethe-Zertifikat  B2 INR 11,500 (for 4 Modules)
INR 7,000 (for 4 Modules)**
INR 3,800 per Module
INR 2,800 per Module**
Goethe-Zertifikat C1 INR 11,500
INR 7,000**
Goethe-Zertifikat C2 INR 12,500 (for 4 Modules)
INR 4,800 per Module
INR 11,000 (for 4 Modules)**
INR 3,800 per Module
 

Course participants are defined as
 * These examinations are available only to students studying in courses for teens.
** Course participants are defined as students currently attending language courses at Goethe Institut, Chennai


8.1 The examination fee has to be paid separately on the exam registration dates as per the schedule.

8.2 Internal candidates have to bring their Receipt /Student ID, two photographs and the prescribed exam fee on the scheduled dates, failing which the candidates have to appear as external candidates. Internal students who do not take up the examination on the prescribed date after the course completion, will be considered as ‘‘External Candidates’’ for exam registration on any other date.
8.3 Participants writing the ‘’Goethe Zertifikat B1, Goethe Zertifikat B2 and Goethe Zertifikat C2’’ examinations 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.

8.4 No refund / transfers or adjustment of the examination fee is possible.

8.5 Guidelines for External candidates
The Online Portal opens at 16:00 hrs on the E- Application Date
Step 1: On the E-Application date, candidates are requested to register for the examination using the online portal http://www.goethe.de/ins/in/en/che.html only.
Step 2: Selected candidates will be intimated through the registered e-mail ID on the confirmation mail date. If the candidate has given incorrect email id / date of birth / Id proof number/more than one entry, the candidate cannot be intimated about his or her registration process.
Step 3: The following documents are mandatory for registration and have to be produced on payment date.
• Copy of the confirmation e-mail
• 2 passport size photos (not older than 6 months)
• A copy of Licence or Passport or Voter`s ID (as mentioned in the E-Registration form) (The photo in the ID should prove the identity beyond doubt.)
• Examination fee in Cash or DD

Candidates who have received a confirmation mail can send their documents through courier on or before the mentioned date. The institute reserves all rights to reject the application for missing documents /incorrect documents/ documents received after the prescribed courier date.

8.6 Special arrangements can be made in the case of participants with special needs provided appropriate proof of the need is documented at the time of exam registration.

8.7 Certificates - Internal Candidates: Participation certificate and examination certificates will be sent only through courier within fifteen working days after the announcement of the examination results. Candidates who are not registering for the examination have to however submit the envelope to get the course participation certificate. The Institute is not responsible for the participation certificate after two months from the last date of the course. If the candidate fails to fill the envelope, the Institute will not be responsible for the certificate.
 
The following documents are mandatory for registration and have to be produced on payment date.

2 passport size photos (not older than 6 months)
Course participant number (registration is not possible without the ID number)
Examination fee in cash
External Candidates: Examination certificates will be sent only through courier. Examination certificates will be dispatched within fifteen working days after the announcement of the examination results. If the candidate fails to fill the envelope, the Institute will not be responsible for the certificate.

8.8 The certificates will be issued according to the details in the hall ticket. There is no possibility for any change once the certificate is issued.

8.9 Viewing of Exam Papers: The results of the exam may be viewed by the candidate within two weeks of receiving their exam results. All requests are to be submitted in writing to the exam department or by sending an E-Mail, with name of the candidate, name of the examination, examination date and the candidate's examination ID number, along with a fee of 1000/-. Merely pointing out that a certain number of points was not achieved does not qualify as a sufficient reason for an appeal. The Goethe-Institut Chennai / Max Mueller Bhavan may reject requests that are based on unsatisfactory reasons. Appointments will be given to the candidates on a Friday between 15:00 to 16:00 hrs. Candidates are requested to come to the institute one hour before the appointment to complete the formalities.

9. Liability of the Goethe-Institut

9.1 The liability of the Goethe-Institut Chennai/Max Mueller Bhavan and its staff shall be limited to intent and gross negligence. Goethe-Institut Chennai /Max Mueller Bhavan also accepts no liability for the cancellation of services due to force majeure (e.g. Natural disasters, fire, floods, war, official orders and all other circumstances beyond the control of the contractual parties

10. Grievances regarding courses and examinations can be addressed to the Language department through Email to CHE-Deutsch@goethe.de.
 
The terms and conditions are subject to change without prior notice. For the latest version, please check the website.
 
Every year we offer scholarships to the two best students of our advanced level to attend a further course in a Goethe-Institut in Germany. This is also a great opportunity to get an insight into the German way of life and the German culture.