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Contact and Enrolment

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Language Course Office Contact

Komala Nadimuttu
Language Course Officer
Tel. + 94 11 2694562
Fax: + 94 11 2693351

Vickneshwaran Karuppasamy
Language Course Officer
Tel. Tel.: + 94 11 2694562
Fax +94 11 2693351

For inquiries and advice: 
Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For registration: 
Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays (only at the beginning of the semester) 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Language Brochure

Enrolment for Language Courses:

Option1: You come by personally and fill out the registration form.
Enrolment for Exams:

You must come in person and hand in the signed registration form.
For inquiries and advice: Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For registration: Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays (only at the beginning of the semester) 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Through placement exams and interviews, we can determine your level, create learning goals with you, and choose the best course.

Date: Exam times other than normal registration hours by appointment only
Duration: approx. 1 hour
Fee: SLR. 1000/-
  • Online payment (recommended)
  • Cash
  • Bank Transfer
  • ATM 

Name of the Bank:            Seylan Bank PLc
Name of the account:       German Cultural Institute
Account-No/IBAN-No:      086-000-330-119-001
Bank Code/Swift Code:    SEYBLKLX
Branch:                              Millenium Brach

Bank Transfer Form

Please send a copy of the bank transfer or ATM by Email to the language course office.

1. General Requirements
All standard courses are designed for adult learners. Participant must be at least 16 years of age.
For Children courses; the participants must be between 8 – 12 years of age. For Youth Courses; participants must be between 12 – 16 years of age.  

2. Placement Test
Students having prior knowledge of German and desiring to join a higher-level course or students with a gap of more than six months from their last Goethe-Examination have to take the placement test prior to the registration. Placement in higher course levels is based on the result of the level test conducted.
3. Terms of Payment
The course fee shall be paid in cash and the contractually binding fee is the fee stated in the price list and the website at the time of application. The cost of the course material, such as books / CDs and exam fees, is not included in the course fee unless otherwise stated.
Cancellation and Refunds (Courses)
Latest possibility of cancellation is one working day prior to the commencement of the course. In case of cancellation prior to the commencement of the course, the course fee shall be refunded after deducting an administrative charge equivalent to 3,000 LKR. No refunds shall be made after the commencement of the course.
Cancellations must be submitted in writing via email.
Should the Goethe-Institut cancel a course, the full course fee shall be reimbursed.
4. Examination Fee
The contractually binding examination fee is the fee stated in the price list at the time of application.
5. Cancellation and Refunds (Examinations)
If an exam is not taken for reasons of illness, the participant may take the exam in the next/following examination date, provided a medical certificate has been furnished prior to the commencement of the examination originally registered for.
The exam fee will not be refunded if the candidate has not taken the exam for reasons other than illness.

6. Course Participation Certificate
Participants with minimum attendance of 70% are entitled to an “Attendance Certificate” free of charge, however, for intermediate confirmations a fee of 1,000 LKR will be charged.
 7. Class Size
Our courses have a minimum of 10 and maximum of up to 22 participants in a class for levels A1 to C1. If enrolments are insufficient on the starting date, the Goethe-Institut reserves the right to cancel or postpone the course. In this case we will offer the participants the opportunity to move to another course or to receive a full refund of the course fee.
The choice of class and the chosen time slot are binding. Changes are allowed only in exceptional cases for a fee of 1,000 LKR, and the Goethe-Institut reserves the right to make the exception based on availability of seats or otherwise.

After the class registration, a library card is issued to the student entitling him / her to a free membership for the duration of the course.

8. Obligations of the course participant
The course participant is obliged to refrain from any activities that could harm the legally protected goods and rights of third parties (teachers, employees, co-students and visitors of the Goethe-Institut as well as the property of the Goethe-Institut) or disturb the proper course of lessons. It is prohibited to use mobile phones during lessons.

9. Complaints
For questions regarding lessons, problems or complaints, please contact first your teacher. If the problem still exists, please contact the Head of the Language Department.
10. Liability of the Goethe-Institut  
The liability of the Goethe-Institut and its staff shall be limited to intent and gross negligence. The Goethe-Institut  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, 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 shall cancel the course without any alternative offer and financial compensation.

Exam Dates 2021 (Changes possible due to current situation)