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Learn German–online! Since your health and well-being are our first priority, we are conducting all courses online. Learn German online in the virtual classroom with live sessions with our tutors and individual exercises. You can learn German from us: Online. 

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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.

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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 Courses A1

Our intensive courses with more flexibility

Our Online Group Course is for anyone who wants to learn German flexibly and for anyone who does not want to miss out on learning together with like-minded people. You will be able to practise all four skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening). The course will be taught on the Goethe-Institut’s online learning platform and in a virtual classroom.

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   Online group course A1
Start and end date: 18.01.2021 – 16.05.2021
Registration:  04.01.2021 - 10.01.2021
Learning This 16 weeks + a Zero-Week* course helps you to learn the language effectively.
Feedback Support by tutors for the entire duration of the course. They answer your queries, give you regular feedback and individual learning tips.
 
Participant This offer is valid in India only. Participant must be at least 17 years of age. The minimum size of the class is 10 candidates, failing which the course will be called off.
Price 24000 INR for each course
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Online individual course

In this course „DEUTSCH ONLINE INDIVIDUAL” you will be able to improve your reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills flexibly. You can determine both the start and end- date and a pace of learning that fits your personal schedule. A qualified instructor will support you for the entire duration of the course, answering your questions, correcting your assignments, and giving you regular feedback and individual learning tips. Depending on the level there will be two to three Live-sessions in our virtual classroom with your tutor.

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Exam preparation course B1

In this course we prepare you for the internationally recognised Goethe- Zertifikat B1 exam and familiarize you with the exam components.

Price: 8200 INR

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FAQs

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.
The medium of instruction will be German. English will be used if required. 
You will be given a link to Adobe Connect. All necessary instructions will be given to you by the tutors once the course starts.
Course materials will be available from the day the course starts till two weeks after the course ends. Hereafter the online course room is archived. An extension is not possible.
Live sessions are of 90 minutes once in every 2 weeks. These sessions are held in Adobe-Connect.
Tutors are available through mail almost all the time to clarify your doubts. You can post your queries in the students’ forum and the tutors will answer them. You need to do the assignments and submit them within the given stipulated time. Your tutors will give you a feedback after going through the assignments you have submitted.
Yes, it is possible to do the course on Mac or Windows 10 platform. 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.
No. One has to complete each level and then move up to the next level. Only those course participants, who have completed 70% of the assignments and have attended 70% of the live sessions are eligible for the next level. Also candidates who have passed the Goethe - Zertifikat examination of previous level, may join the next level. However the certificate should not be more than 6 months old.
The timings will be held as per the convenience of the majority of the students. Normally classes are held from 21.00 -22.30 hours since most of the participants are working. Your tutors will discuss this with all the course participants on the day of the kick-off session and decide on which day (between Monday to Friday) the live- sessions will take place. The day is fixed according to the convenience of the majority of the course participants.
If you complete 70% of the assignments and attend 70% of the live sessions you are eligible for a participation certificate.
Yes, the live sessions will be recorded and the link will be uploaded on the learning platform for your reference.
Yes, you will have access to the PPT presentations through the recordings. After every live-session you will receive the link by mail. You will have access to the recordings as long as you have the link.
Yes, you can download Grammar pages, Vocabulary pages and lists of phrases, till you have access to the online course room.
The course materials are archived after 2 weeks from the course end. An extension is not possible. 
You can clarify your doubts during the live sessions. You can also send mails to the teachers or post your query on the students’ forum and your teachers will reply to your queries at the earliest. Your teachers reply to your queries on the students’ forum also, so that all the students in the course are also benefitted. Apart from this, tutors make sure to interact with each and every attendee during the live sessions. 
Yes, you can, provided you submit the participation certificate or the certificate of ‘Goethe – Zertifikat ‘examination of previous level. However the certificate should not be more than 6 months old.
Yes, you can appear for the exam after the course. You have to get in touch with your nearest Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan in India and register for the examination separately by paying the examination fee. The international examinations are not conducted online. You have to be physically present at the examination centre.
You will be considered as an internal candidate till six months after completion of your course.
Yes. You will need to have a valid participation certificate of previous level not more than 6 months old and secure 60% in the exam.
If you have prior knowledge of German, you will have to appear for a level evaluation test. This will be conducted online. Registration for the level determination test is possible upon a payment of 500 INR.
Yes, you can. If the gap is longer than 6 months, you will have to appear for a level determination test upon the payment of 500 INR. This test will help us to determine whether you are eligible for the course you want to join.
No. Change of batch (ref. Terms and conditions) is possible before the commencement of the course. Request should be given to us in writing 5 working days before the commencement of the course. Once the course starts a shift or refund is not possible. 
This varies from individual to individual. However it would be ideal if you can devote on an average 4 – 5 hours every week.
​For further queries, please write to: onlinecourses.indien@goethe.de

General Terms and Conditions

The liability of the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan and its staff shall be limited to intent and gross negligence. The Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan will have no liability for cancellation of its services due to force majeure (e.g. unrest, act of war or terrorism, natural calamities, epidemics, pandemics and all other circumstances beyond the control of the contractual parties).
           
Should such cases of extraordinary circumstances or events occur or should there be a change in the existing circumstances or events, caused by factors that are beyond  the sphere of influence of the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan,  the Institute shall reserve the right to make changes in the ongoing course structure (e.g. in terms of time, methodology or format). Should the circumstances not allow the above-mentioned changes, in that case the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan shall cancel the course without any alternative offer and financial compensation.
 

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