German courses

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Our courses in Chicago

Standard German Courses

These are general language courses at A1 – C2 level for adult learners. The objectives and contents of these courses are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Specialized Courses

Are you looking for a special course for your specific interest?  At various times throughout the year, we offer Grammar Review courses, German for Reading, Conversation courses, and many more.

Online Individual Lessons

Learn and practice your German language skills no matter where you live in the USA!  Your individual one-on-one sessions will be tailored to your specific needs and will help you achieve your personal goals. 

Our course formats

Want to learn German and believe it is important to tailor the course to your individual needs? Learn in a way that suits you and achieve your goal!

Blended Learning

Blended Learning combines classroom instruction and online learning so that you benefit from both teaching methods and enhance your learning experience.

Online German Courses

Would you like to learn German but are unable to take classes at the Goethe-Institut? Do you travel a lot for your job and need flexible class times?  If so, our online courses are the perfect option for you!


Dates and prices

Check out all dates and prices for Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced German courses in Chicago.

Contact and Enrollment

Interested in taking one of our language courses or need further information? Please contact us, we are happy to help!

Our Approach to Learning

Taking a language course at the Goethe-Institut is much more than learning how to carry on a conversation. You will build a strong foundation for reading, writing, and understanding German culture when you take classes with us.

Further Information

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German courses in Germany

Learn German successfully in Germany. Experience the culture, leisure, country and people!

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Deutsch für dich

In the “Deutsch für Dich” community you will find plenty of exercises to help you learn German free of charge, and you can share experiences with other members.

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24 hrs DEUTSCH with Ida

Learn the intricacies of German lifestyle, must-know colloquial phrases & vocabulary, and how to master complicated grammar in 24 videos that take you through Ida's day from breakfast to lunch break to dinner date.