Individualized Courses

​Learn German on your own schedule with a teacher, online or in-person at 170 Beacon Street.

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  • learn individually and flexibly
  • modular system
  • teacher support

Personalized, for You

Prior knowledge, learning speed, time frame, goals – these are all very personal aspects of language study. From complete beginners to advanced speakers, we offer courses for individuals and small groups. Please email germancourses-boston@goethe.de before booking to ensure that you enroll for the correct course, as the length of your course is dependent on your level.

Book an Online Placement Test

We offer a few different formats for individual study. Complete information about each format can be found below, but here is an overview.

Deutsch Online Individual is a modular system for learning German with a tutor. The curriculum is completely asynchronous, online, supported by a tutor. You may choose to meet with the instructor weekly, or just once or twice during your course.

Deutsch Online Live has no accompanying materials and is sold in packages of 1 or 5 meetings of 45 minutes each. You let us know your learning goals, and your instructor build lessons around these goals.

Blended Learning Individual presents 50% of the course material online and 50% of the course material is taught live (online or in-person) by an instructor.

Book-Based is exactly as it sounds; you purchase books and your instructor teaches 100% of the curriculum live during your sessions.

Contact us at germancourses-boston@goethe.de for more information and to schedule an advising call with a student services expert.

  • Level
    all levels, course length depends on level

  • Start
    your Convenience

  • Duration
    5, 6, 10, 12 or 16 weeks (depending on course level)

  • Hours per week
    3 to 8 hours

  • Participants
    you and your tutor

  • Kursort
    online or at our Institut (170 Beacon Street)

  • Access to learning platform
    for the duration of the course

  • Price
    $499-$2250


Online Individual Courses - Basic (1 or 2 live, virtual meetings)

12 weeks

  • Estimated time commitment: 90 hrs
  • 2 individual online sessions* with your tutor
  • Possible extension: 4 weeks**
  • Covers complete (A1/A2) or half a level (B1-C1)

6 weeks

  • Estimated time commitment: 45 hrs
  • 1 individual online session* with your tutor
  • Possible extension: 3 weeks**
  • Covers half level (A1/A2) or quarter of a level (B1-C1)

5 weeks

  • Estimated time commitment: 30 hrs
  • 1 individual online session* with your tutor
  • Possible extension: 2 weeks**
  • Covers a third of the A1 or A2 level

Online Individual Courses, Relaxed Pace (Weekly live, virtual meetings)

16 weeks/16 sessions

  • Estimated time commitment: 90 hrs
  • 16 individual online sessions* with your tutor
  • Possible extension: fee-based
  • Covers complete (A1/A2) or half level (B1-C1)

10 weeks/10 sessions/45 hrs

  • Estimated time commitment: 45 hrs
  • 10 individual online sessions* with your tutor
  • Possible extension: fee-based
  • Covers half level (A1/A2) or quarter of a level (B1-C1)

10 weeks/10 sessions/30 hrs

  • Estimated time commitment: 30 hrs
  • 10 individual online sessions* with your tutor
  • Possible extension: fee-based
  • Covers a third of the A1 or A2 level

Online Individual Courses (Weekly live, virtual meetings)

12 weeks/12 sessions

  • Estimated time commitment: 90 hrs
  • 12 individual online sessions* with your tutor
  • possible extension: 4 weeks**

6 weeks/6 sessions

  • Estimated time commitment: 45 hrs
  • 6 individual online sessions* with your tutor
  • Possible extension: 3 weeks**

5 weeks/5 sessions

  • Estimated time commitment: 30 hrs
  • 5 individual online session* with your tutor
  • Possible extension: 2 weeks**

Deutsch Online Live

Deutsch Online Live

  • 45-minute one-on-one session
  • ideal to prepare for an important task
  • e.g., exam, job interview,
    business opportunity

* A session lasts 45 minutes. Sessions will be arranged individually according to your schedule.
** If you need more time to complete the course, you can get an extension free of charge. The length of the extension varies by course format.

Blended Learning for Individuals

Our blended learning curriculum is available to individuals, with either in-person or online live meetings. These courses utilize the same curriculum as our Group Blended Learning Courses, and students meet individually with their instructor 10 times for 90 minutes per meeting.

Book-Based or A la Carte Individual Course

Our book-based curriculum is available to individuals, with either in-person or online live meetings. These courses utilize either the Hueber Verlag "Menschen" or "Sicher!" series books and come with a limited amount of online work - or students may request that an instructor use another book as a basis for the curriculum - or work specifically toward a long-term goal.

Frequently asked questions

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