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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.

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-Thursday: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Friday: 10:00-1 p.m.

 
We offer courses
  • From Januar to mid April
  • From May to mid August
  • From September to mid December
2018 Holiday List
January 01     - New Year’s Day

January 14     - Pongal

January 15     -Pongal

January 16     -Pongal

January 25     -Betriebsausflug

January 26     -Republic Day

March 30        -Good Friday

April 1             - Easter

April 14           -Tamil New Year’s Day

June 15           -Id-ul-Fitr

August 15       -Independence Day

September 13 - Ganesh Chaturthi

October 02      -Gandhi Jayanthi

October 03      -German Unification Day

November 06   -Deepavali eve

November 07    -Deepavali

December 25 - Christmas

October 13, Saturday – October 19, Friday (Dusshera) 2018 Institut will be closed.
 
 
Sprachkurs-Typ Preis pro Kurs
Extensive courses  INR. 22.000
Intensive courses INR. 21.000
Super Intensive courses INR. 21.000
Rapid German INR. 22.000
 
Books (Indian editions) Prices
Netzwerk A1 INR. 750
Netzwerk A2 INR. 750
Netzwerk B1 INR. 795
Studio D  B1 INR. 785
Aspekte B1+ INR. 1100
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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  • 7.1 In case of cancellations five working days prior to the start of the course, the course fee shall be refunded less 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 ID card to the Language Department using the contact addresses indicated in the registration card.

    7.4 After the commencement of the course there is no possibility for a refund or adjustment of fee, irrespective of whether the student 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 be
at least 17 years of age and a proof of age should be furnished at
the time of registration.

2. Course Fees and Terms of Payment

2.1 The contractually binding course fee is the fee stated in the price list at the time of registration
2.2 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.
2.3 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 class.

3. 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)

Step 2: Selected candidates will be intimated through the registered e-mail ID on the confirmation mail date.

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

• Copy of confirmation e-mail
• 3 passport size photos
• A copy of Licence or Passport or Voter`s ID or Aadhar card
• Course fee in Cash or DD

4.2 Receipt /Student ID will be given to all the participants at the time of registration.

5. Registration procedure for Elementary LEVEL A2 and higher levels: Online 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
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 candidate will be intimated through the registered e-mail ID on the confirmation mail date.

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
• ID Card & Certificate of the last attended class
• Course fee in Cash or DD

5.2 For external candidates: Certificate of previous level of examination is mandatory (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. 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, participants will be offered the opportunity to move to another course 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 75% for the enrolled course. (below 75% are External).

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 later dates.

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 less 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 ID card to the Language Department using the contact addresses indicated in the registration card.

7.4 After the commencement of the course there is no possibility for a refund or adjustment of fee, irrespective of whether the student 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 2018 and registration procedures.
 
Examination External participants
Course participants **
Goethe-Zertifikat A1 *
(Fit in Deutsch 1 / Fit 1)
INR 1100
INR 1100**
Goethe-Zertifikat A2 *
(Fit in Deutsch 2 / Fit 2)
INR 1100
INR 1100**
Goethe-Zertifikat A1
(Start Deutsch 1 / SD1)
INR 4200**
INR 6300
Goethe-Zertifikat A2
(Start Deutsch 2 / SD2)
INR 4200**
INR 6300
Goethe-Zertifikat B1 INR 8700 (for 4 Modules)
INR 6000 (for 4 Modules)**
INR 3500 per Module
INR 2500 per Module**
Goethe-Zertifikat  B2 INR 8700
INR 6000**
Goethe-Zertifikat C1 INR 8750
INR 6000**
Goethe-Zertifikat C2 INR 11,000 (for 4 Modules)
INR  4500 per Module
INR 8500 (for 4 Modules)**
INR 3000 per Module
 

Course participants are defined as
* These examinations are available only to students studying in courses for teens.
** Students currently taking part in 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.

8.3 Guidelines for External candidates
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: Candidates will be selected on a first come first served basis and will be intimated through the registered e-mail ID on the confirmation mail date.
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
• A copy of Licence or Passport or Voter`s ID or Aadhar card (as mentioned in the E-Registration form)
• Course 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.

8.4 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.

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

8.6 Internal Candidates: Participation certificate and Examination certificates will be sent only through courier. Candidates who are not registering for the examination have to however submit the envelope to get the course participation certificate. Institute is not responsible for the participation certificate after 2 months from the last date of course. If the candidate fails to fill the envelope, Institute will not be responsible for the certificate.

External Candidates: Examination certificates will be sent only through courier. Examination certificates will be dispatched within seven working days after the announcement of the examination result. If the candidate fails to fill the envelope, Institute will not be responsible for the certificate.

8.7 In case corrections have to be made to the certificates, a fee of Rs. 1,000/- will be charged.

8.8 Viewing of Exam Papers: The results of the exam- Schreiben /written part alone may be viewed by unsuccessful candidates within two weeks of receiving their exam results. All requests are to be submitted in writing to the exam department, using a prescribed application form along with a fee of Rs. 500/-. 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 16:00hrs. 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 is 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 examinations can be addressed to the Language department through Email to deutsch@chennai.goethe.org
 
The terms and conditions are subjected to change without prior notice.
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.