in Osaka and Kyoto
Student discount of 5000 yen on the course fee
If you are a student, please enter the following discount codes in the registration form to receive student discounts.
21STW5 (for German courses with 64 TU)
Our course offers
Test your German
If you already have some German knowledge and would like to take one of our German courses for the first time, we welcome you take a placement test before enrolling. The test will determine which level best suits your needs.
Yes. The teachers do not explain the German language in Japanese. They communicate only in German from the beginning. You will start learning how to greet someone, how to introduce yourself, how to pronounce the alphabet and how to ask questions. In this purely German-speaking environment, you will acquire your first language skills that will be useful in Germany.
If you are enrolled in a course that requires textbooks, please check the textbook list below and obtain your copies before the first day of the class. Please note that you do not need to purchase textbooks for online group courses.
(Textbooks can be pre-ordered at the Umeda main store's foreign book counter.)
From April 2021, you will need to purchase your textbooks yourself. (We will send you an e-mail at least 10 days prior to the start of your course to let you know if your course has been confirmed).
- In case of an official special alarm (特別警報 Tokubetsu-Keiho) or an official storm warning (暴風警報 Bofu-Keiho) in Osaka City two hours or more before the classes begin, the classes at the Goethe-Institute in Osaka shall be cancelled.
- In case of an official special alarm (特別警報 Tokubetsu-Keiho) or an official storm warning (暴風警報 Bofu-Keiho) in Kyoto City two hours or more before the classes begin, the classes at the Goethe-Institute in Kyoto shall be cancelled.
1.1 The minimum age for participation is 16 years. Exceptions are possible by arrangement with the Language Course Office.
1.2 The maximum course size is 18 participants.
1.3 The language of instruction is German.
2.1 Registration and registration are also possible through a representative.
2.2 In order to determine the level, we carry out a placement test for new participants with previous knowledge. The following participants do not need to take a placement test:
- Participants who have a Goethe-Institut certificate not older - Participants who have attended a course at a Goethe-Institut within the last year.
2.3 We reserve the right to cancel a course with too few participants and to divide an overbooked course. Changes in room occupancy, course administration and course time are possible.than one year,
3.1 It is necessary to choose a course when registering and enrolling. Payment of the course fees must be made by the specified payment deadline. 3.2.
3.2 The course fees do not include the costs for textbooks. Textbooks can be purchased during enrolment at the Goethe-Institut.
3.3 For new participants a registration fee of 5000 Yen is due upon enrolment. Participants from another Goethe-Institut in Japan and Germany are exempt from the registration fee upon presentation of a participant's ID (receipt).
3.4 Upon presentation of a valid student ID card, students will receive a reduction in course fees for courses of 64 units.
3.5 If a course does not take place, the course fees and the registration fee will be refunded in full.
4. Change of course
4.1 A change of course is only possible if the language requirements are met and free space is available.
4.2 In the event of a change to a course with a higher UE number, the difference for the higher course fee becomes due. For courses with a lower number of UEs, the course fees will be refunded accordingly.
4.3 The participant's ID card (receipt) must be presented when changing courses.
5.1 Cancellation up to 5 working days before the start of the course will result in a refund of the course fees already paid, subject to an administration fee of 5000 Yen. The registration fee cannot be refunded.
5.2 In the event of cancellation up to one day before the start of the course, the course fees will be refunded subject to a retention of 20% (rounded up/down to 100 yen). The registration fee will not be refunded.
5.3 In the event of cancellation after the start of the course, the course fees for the UE not yet attended will be refunded subject to a 20% retention (rounding up/down to 100 yen). The registration fee will not be refunded. 5.4.
5.4 In case of cancellation, the receipt must be presented.
6. Personally related non-participation
6.1 If the participant is unable to attend the course for personal reasons, there is no entitlement to make up for missed lessons in other courses.
6.2 If the participant is ill for a longer period of time, the missed lessons can be credited for a subsequent course on presentation of a medical certificate.
7.1 The Goethe-Institut shall not be liable for the cancellation of lessons due to natural disasters, force majeure or other reasons for which the Goethe-Institut is not responsible.
7.2 If a course participant harasses teachers or other course participants, disrupts the operation of the course or acts in a manner detrimental to business, the Goethe-Institut has the right to terminate the course contract with the course participant prior to the start of the course but also during an ongoing course and/or to take any necessary additional measures.