You can register for courses online or at the Goethe-Institut. Please note that the registration deadline is 5 days prior to course begin. If you would like to receive an email reminder about upcoming registration dates for German courses, please join our mailing list.
If you are an absolute beginner, please register online for one of our general language courses A1.1 or our intensive course A1. Returning students should also register online. If you have previous knowledge of German and are not sure which course is right for you, please contact us and we will send you our password-protected online placement test by email.
New students with previous knowledge of German have to take a placement test to determine the most appropriate class level. This is obligatory. The test takes about 60 minutes to complete.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PayPal: please use the secure Pay Now button on the course webpage to pay using your PayPal account or most major credit cards if you are not a PayPal member. Note: PayPal does not work with Google Chrome and Safari.
Credit Card: Please call the Language Course Office if you want to make a credit card payment.
Check: Please make the check payable to "Goethe-Institut Boston".
Students who have not paid the registration fee by the first class cannot be granted space in the class.
1. General requirements
Unless otherwise stated, course participants must be at least 18 years of age.
Payment of the course fee is due upon registration. Payment can be made secure via PayPal, by credit card (VISA or MasterCard) or by check/money order. If full payment is not received by the due date, the Goethe-Institut cannot grant space in the course. In this case, the Goethe-Institut has the right to claim the course fee.
3. Cancellation and Refund Policy
Weather-related cancellations will be announced on our telephone-messaging system the day of class. Please call +1 (617) 262-6050 ext. 20 for information on the latest updates.
Cancellation is submitted up to 3 days before the course starts: full refunds of the paid course fee minus an administration fee of $75.
Cancellation is submitted after the first class session: full refunds of the paid course fee minus an administration fee of $100. After this period, no refunds can be issued!
In case of withdrawal due to personal reasons after the course is in progress: no voucher for a later course will be issued.
We reserve the right to cancel classes with less than 8 students; all affected students will be notified as soon as possible. In case of cancellation due to low enrollment, full tuition will be refunded.
The prices listed in the current Goethe-Institut Boston language course brochure and on our website at the time of registration are binding.
5. Class size
Unless otherwise indicated, a course will have a maximum of 14 participants. When a minimum of 8 participants is not reached by the first week of class, we reserve the right to cancel the course. Should a proposed course not be offered due to insufficient registration, we will offer the registered participants the option to switch to another course or receive a full refund.
6. Responsibilities of participants
Participants are obliged to comply with the course and house rules of the Goethe-Institut Boston.
7. Liability of the Goethe-Institut
The liability of GI and its staff is limited to intent and gross negligence. GI also accepts no liability for the cancellation of its services due to force majeur (e.g. natural disasters, fire, floods, war, official orders and all other circumstances beyond the control of the contractual parties).