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Online Group Courses

You'd like to learn German in a group but are unable to visit us at the Goethe-Institut? If so, we have a special offer for you!

Dates and Prices

You'd like to learn German in a group but are unable to visit us at the Goethe-Institut? You travel a lot in your job and prefer not to be bound to a specific place and time? If so, we have a special offer for you!

The Goethe-Institut's online group course DEUTSCH ONLINE allows you to adapt your learning flexibly to your schedule and does not require you to be in any particular place. Rather than learning on your own, you are part of a small group between 8 and 16 participants. You become familiar with the foreign language based on everyday situations, practising German in a variety of ways.

No previous knowledge is required for level A1. Those interested in taking the course at proficiency level A2 or B1 will need to complete a placement test.

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Attention: A MAC or Windows PC is required for this course.
A minimum number of enrollments is needed in order to be able to run the course.
TERMINAL EQUIPMENT PC, Tablet (Android And Windows), iPad
Limited: Smartphones
Operating System Windows (also Windows 10), MacOS or Linux
Browser every prevalent browser in their current version (Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge, Safari, Opera etc.)
Other Loudspeaker/headphone and microphone
Internet Internet connection with at least 540 Kbit/s

Terms and Conditions  - Language Courses

1. General Requirements

1.1 Participants in general and special language courses must be at least 18 years of age. Different conditions apply for children’s and teen courses.

1.2 New students, other than those enrolled for A1.1, will be asked to complete our placement test. This will enable us to place you in the appropriate course for your level and we will advise you of this by telephone or email.

2. Terms of Payment

2.1   Enrolments are accepted by online registration, email, in person or over the phone - on a first come, first serve basis. Course fees must be paid in full before commencement of the course. An enrolment confirmation will be emailed to you after payment has been received. A receipt will also be provided.

2.2   If full payment is not received by the due date, the participant loses their right to participate. In such cases, the Goethe-Institut (hereafter referred to as “GI”) retains its entitlement to the course fee.

2.3   We accept payment by bank transfer, credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Debit Card), PayPal (only for Sydney) and cash. The course fees include 10% GST.

3. Course fees

3.1 The contractually binding fee is the fee stated in the price list current at the time of application.

3.2 To receive the Early-Bird discount, students must enrol in and pay for a course before the Early-Bird discount deadline (as stated on the course finder). To receive the Early-Bird discount after office hours, students must complete the online application or send through an enrolment form before 12 am that day.

3.3 At the start of the term, every student can receive a stamp on their Goethe Liebling Loyalty card. At the completion of three consecutive terms, course participants will be eligible for a 25% discount on their fourth course. It is the students' responsibility to get their Goethe-Liebling Loyalty card stamped at the front desk. Please mention that you would like to receive the discount from your Goethe-Liebling Loyalty card at the time of enrolment. You will not be entitled to retrospectively reclaim a discount.

3.4 Discounts cannot be combined (Loyalty Card, Student, Senior, Early Bird, Siblings). 

4. Cancellation and refunds

4.1 The following conditions apply if the course participant is unable to take part in the course:
Applications for withdrawals from a course must be received in writing up to 5 business days before the start of the course. The GI will withhold $50 of the course fee. No cancellation will be allowed after course commencement. It is not possible to confer a course or a part of a course to a third party or the next term. No refunds are possible for students who miss one or more classes. 

4.2 If enrolments are insufficient on the starting date, we reserve 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. We regret that we can only conduct courses that have the minimum number of participants by the end of the enrolment period. To avoid cancellations of courses, we advise students to register before the Early-Bird deadline. 
5. Course level assignment / class size

5.1 Placement in course levels is based on the placement test conducted by the GI.

5.2 Our courses have at least 7 and at most 18 participants. If enrolments are insufficient on the starting date, we shorten the teaching times.
The 10-week courses with 40 TU (teaching units, 1 TU = 45 minutes) will be reduced as follows:
  • 6 course participants: course is reduced by 4 TU
  • 5 course participants: course is reduced by 8 TU. 
The special courses with 30 TU will be reduced as follows:
  • 6 course participants: course is reduced by 3 TU
  • 5 course participants: course is reduced by 6 TU.
The Superintensive Courses will be reduced as follows:
  • 6 course participants: course is reduced by 3,5 TU
  • 5 course participants: course is reduced by 7 TU.
The VCE / HSC High School Courses will be reduced as follows:
  • 6 course participants: course is reduced by 2 TU
  • 5 course participants: course is reduced by 4 TU. 
The Intensive Courses will be reduced as follows:
  • 6 course participants: course is reduced by 4 TU
  • 5 course participants: course is reduced by 8 TU. 

Classes with less than 5 course participants will only run after discussion with prospective students. The smaller class sizes provide more personal attention and therefore students will progress through the course material at a faster rate. The course fee remains the same for smaller classes. 

6. Course Transfers

Transfers into another level will only be considered in the first week of course commencement, after discussion with the course-coordinator.

7. Public Holidays

No classes are held on public holidays in Victoria or New South Wales. Replacement sessions will be added on at the end of the course. 

8. Responsibilities of participants

Participants are obliged to comply with the course rules and house rules applicable to the GI.

9. Liability of the Goethe-Institut

The liability of GI and its staff is limited to intent and gross negligence. The GI also accepts no liability for the cancellation of its 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).
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Registration Deadline 3 days before the course starts
Course Duration 20.04. - 20.07.2020
01.06. - 31.08.2020 - nur A2
27.07. - 26.10.2020
Online Meetings Four dates for the online meetings are arranged with the participants at the beginning of the course.
Course Fee AUS 850,- each

Online One-To-One Course Information

Are you interested in improving your conversational skills but don't have the time to commit to one of our courses and find the commute to Sydney challenging? Are you looking for a flexible, inexpensive way to work one-on-one with one of our instructors? Our one-on-one online courses with Skype, Adobe Connect etc. may be the option for you!

To use this service, you'll need a computer, internet connection, a microphone and speakers. A headset works best. Further information will be provided to you once you register.
  • 5 x 45 min. $370
  • 10 x 45 min. $695
  • 20 x 45 min. $1360
You'll work with your private instructor to develop your conversational German skills. Focus on special topics like business or technical German, German for travelling or expand your speaking abilities at your level of proficiency. Develop your pronunciation, speak with greater accuracy, and learn to listen and communicate more effectively in German.
Simply contact our language course office! Let us know what days and times you are available to connect with your instructor and if you have a particular topic of interest.
We accept payment by bank transfer, cheque, cash and credit cards: Visa, MasterCard & Bankcard.