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 are able to register online or over the phone. 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.
We ask that students with previous experience with German take a placement test in order to help us more accurately assess the appropriate class level. The test takes about 60 minutes to complete. It is free and can be taken at home on a private computer.
Payment is due upon registration. Accepted payment types are listed below:
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 and keep your credit card information ready. We will then be able to process your payment over the phone.
Check: Please make the check payable to "Goethe-Institut Boston".
Students who have not paid the registration fee by the first class session cannot be admitted into the class. Unfortunately, we cannot accept installment payments.
1. General requirements
Unless otherwise stated, course participants must be over 18 years of age.
Payment of the tuition 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 reserves the right to lay claim to 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.
Should the student wish to cancel his or her enrollment in a standard instructional unit course, the following conditions apply:
Cancellation of your course registration is subject to a $75.00 administrative fee. The remaining balance will be refunded if cancellation is submitted in written form (email will suffice) up to 3 days before the start of the course.
Cancellation of your course registration after the first class session is subject to a $100.00 administrative fee. After this period, no refunds will be issued!
In case of withdrawal due to personal reasons after the course is already in progress, we are not able to provide any vouchers or credit toward later courses.
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
Class allocation of any individual is determined on the basis of the level indicated by the placement test results.
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 low registration numbers, we offer registered course 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).