Standard German Courses

All standard and intensive courses are offered as blended learning courses with 50% physical lessons and 50% online study on our proprietary learning platform. Physical lessons take place at the Goethe-Institut Singapore.

Whether you are at home, work or university - all you need for the online studies is a computer or notebook with internet connection. Many exercises can also be done on your smartphone. 
Your teacher will be available to answer your questions by e-mail, chat, forum or in person during your lessons at the Goethe-Institut. You will also receive regular feedback about your online assignments to ensure that you are on track with your studies.
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

Standard Course

10 Weeks
90 min classroom session
1 session per week 

90 minutes per week for tutored online studies

min. 8 participants
max. 12 participants

Intensive Course

3 weeks
100 min. classroom session
3 sessions per week 

100 minutes per session for tutored online studies

min. 6 participants
max.12 participants

Real-time lessons are either conducted as physical lessons at the institute or virtual lessons via Zoom, as offered. Any change to the mode of instruction will be at the sole discretion of the institute in line with the Singapore government directives.

Fees are payable in full on enrolment and before commencement of the course, no later than the specified payment deadline. At the moment, we accept payment via bank transfer only.

Failure to make timely payment will result in loss of place in the course without further notice.

Unless stated otherwise, books must be purchased separately. Blended Learning Courses include the teaching material on our learning platform.

The contractually binding fee is the fee stated on the website of Goethe-Institut Singapore.

Cancellations up to ten working days (Mon-Fri) before the start of a course are free of charge. Thereafter, no refund of course fees can be given on intensive courses, and a refund of course fees less an administrative fee of S$ 70 will be given on extensive courses up until five working days (Mon-Fri) before the start of a course. Students should please consider their personal commitments and circumstances before enrolment.

Cancellations must be submitted in writing. The date of cancellation shall be the date of receipt at the Goethe-Institut Singapore. 

Course fees cannot be transferred to another term or another person, be it in full or in part.

In order to achieve active engagement amongst course participants, all our courses require a minimum of 8 students for our standard group courses and a minimum of 6 students for our intensive group courses. In the event that these minimum numbers are not fulfilled, the Goethe-institute reserves the right to cancel affected courses and a full refund will be granted for payment made.

Transfers to another course level can be considered after the first course day, one time only and after consultation with your teacher and the Language Office.
Our courses are designed for adult learners (age 16+).

The maximum number of participants for standard and intensive courses is 12.

Please note that special conditions apply for young learners’ courses, one-to-one and small group tuition, corporate courses and examinations.

There will be replacement sessions for public holidays as per in-class arrangement.

Due to safety and organisational concerns, make up for missed real-time lessons (physical or virtual) in other classes is not possible.

The liability of the Goethe-Institut and its employees is limited to intent and gross negligence. The Goethe-Institut is also not liable for disruption to its services due to force majeure (e.g. natural disaster, fire, flood, war, official orders and all other circumstances beyond the control of the contract parties).

When an extraordinary event or circumstance beyond the control of Goethe Institut such as a war, strike, riot, crime, epidemic or an event described by the legal term act of God (hurricane, flood, earthquake, volcanic eruption, etc.), we are subjected to offer course adjustments (e.g. room or schedule adjustments).

Contact and Enrolment

Are you interested in one of our language courses or do you still need more information? We are happy to help you.

Course Levels A1-C2

Our German courses are based on the levels defined in the Common European Framework of Reference
for Languages.

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Trial Chapter A1 Start
Hallo, wie geht's?

Learn the different daytimes, how to greet someone in German and how to introduce yourself.

Grocery shopping © Goethe-Institut

Trial Chapter A1 Beginners
Grocery Shopping

Learn words about food and drink and how to express quantities when out shopping.

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Trial Chapter A2
At the Restaurant

Learn how to order in the restaurant, how to ask for the bill and how to tip.