Standard German courses

Standard and Intensive German courses

Learn German with the pros: the Goethe-Institut Chicago offers standard and intensive courses. Once your ability has been individually assessed, you will begin lessons at the appropriate course level. If you have no previous knowledge of German, you will automatically start at level A1.

Standard German Course

11 weeks, 1 class per week
33 Teaching units (TU) of 45 minutes
12 weeks Blended Learning, 1 class per week
48 Teaching units (TU) of 45 minutes
Winter: January 13 – April 2, 2020
Spring: April 13 – July 2, 2020
Fall: September 14 – December 10, 2020
Levels offered: A 1 – C 1
Max. 16 participants

Intensive course

4 weeks
during the summer (July / August)
33 Teaching units (TU) of 45 minutes
3 classes per week (3 TU per day)
Levels offered: A1.1, A1.2 and A1.3
Progress: 1 course level
Max. 16 participants

All Courses Will Be Held Online

All courses will be held entirely online until Summer 2021. All face-to-face courses have been converted into blended learning courses, which consist of 50% live classes and 50% independent online learning.

Further Information

Contact and Enrollment

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

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!

Course Materials

More information about the books and materials required for our language courses can be found here.

Overview of levels A1–C2

Our German courses are based on the levels defined in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.