Standard and Intensive Courses
Frequently asked questions
All German course participants have an access to a online classroom, in which there are a class book, an attendance list, a discussion forum and more. Create an account on My Goethe.de and register your customer number. The instructions are here:
Course participants must be at least 16 years of age. In the case of specially organized courses for Young Learners (normally during the Thai school holidays) the minimum age is 14.
Age-group representation in our courses is as follows:
- Aged 18 or younger: 23 %
- Aged 19 – 25: 34 %
- Aged 26 – 35: 23 %
- Aged 36 – 45: 15 %
- Aged 46 or older: 5 %
The majority of the learners are of Thai nationality. The size of the group may differ from course to course. The average group size is 14 for super intensive courses, 13 for evening courses and 16 for weekend courses. The maximum number of participants per class is 20.
Your teachers are either native German speakers or Thais with an excellent command of German. You will be taught by specially young teachers and very experienced instructors.
Our teachers apply modern methodology and a variety of practice techniques. They specialize in the teaching of German as a foreign language and attend regular advanced training courses.
The courses at the Goethe-Institut Thailand follow the levels set out by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): levels range from A1 (beginners) to C2 (almost mother tongue fluency).
Depending on the length of the course and speed of learning, attainment of the CEFR levels may be spread over several course levels.
The German courses and exams at the Goethe-Institut build upon and complement each other. Each course is systematically linked to the next. That means you can simply continue where you left off - worldwide - and advance level for level.
Information concerning the learning progress of adult participants will only be given to the course participants themselves. They must fill out a form at the course office if they wish to authorize a third party to receive this information.
At the end of each course you will be issued with written confirmation of attendance, providing you attended at least 70% of the classes. This is not a qualification certificate. An assessment report can be solicited from the class teacher.
Participants who wish to repeat a course in order to gain more confidence are entitled to a discount of 50% of the course payment, providing they book immediately after finishing the course.
A change of course is possible within the first five days of any course, following consultation with the teacher and the course office.
In case of cancellation prior to the start of the course, course payment will be refunded minus a 500 Baht cancellation fee. Registration and administration fees will not be refunded. In case of cancellation after the start of the course, course payment is not refundable.
For more details, please see point 4 of our General Terms and Conditions.