German for young learners
New York

Course Foto: Goethe-Institut/Friedel Scholten

Standard and Intensive

Our general language courses for young learners are specially designed for students between ages 13 and 16 of all levels. We use fun, interactive materials geared towards the interests of young language learners. Students with prior German knowledge as well as complete beginners are welcome to enroll.


10-week course
1 class per week
20 total Teaching Units (TU) of 45 minutes


5-week course
2 classes per week
20 total Teaching Units (TU) of 45 minutes

German for Bilinguals

10-week course
1 class per week
20 total Teaching Units (TU) of 45 minutes


Special Beginner's Course for Young Learners

In cooperation with the NYC Department of Education the Goethe-Institut New York is proud to introduce a scholarship-based beginners’ course for high-school students. This program provides full funding for students to take beginner-level German who otherwise would not have the financial means to enroll. Participating students can receive high school credits meeting NYSED requirements for this course.

Further Information


Our language course office would be happy to help you enroll in a course in New York.

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!

Overview of levels

Our German courses are based on the levels defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).