German courses in Washington

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Our German courses. Tailor-made for everyone.

New from 01/2023

In-person learning

  • 100% in-person
  • textbook-based
  • 10-week courses
  • learn in a group
most booked

Blended learning

  • in-person or online
  • weekly live sessions (50%)
  • work online with support from your tutor
  • learn in a group

Courses for teenagers and children

  • online only for now
  • motivating content for young learners
  • active learning: speaking, reading, writing, listening
  • learn in a group

Specialized courses

  • in-person or online
  • various topics
  • grammar, literature, culture, current events
  • learn in a group

Individual courses

  • online only for now
  • customized to your personal needs
  • individual course dates

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Individual Training

  • Independent of time and location (24/7)
  • Individual learning pace
  • Learn independently without a teacher

Exam prep courses

  • all exam levels
  • helpful exercises
  • prepare optimally

Test our offers

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Trial Chapter A1 Start Hallo, wie geht's?

Here you will learn  the times of the day, how to greet someone in German and how to introduce yourself.

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Trial Chapter A1 Beginners Eating and drinking

Here you will learn words about food and drink and how to express quantities when out shopping.


Trial Chapter A2 At the restaurant

Here you will learn how to order in the restaurant, how to ask for the bill and how to tip.

Course locations

The new building of the Goethe-Institut in Washington, DC Photo: Lena Jöhnk

​Goethe-Institut Washington

1377 R St. NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20009, USA

Further Information

Overview of levels A1–C2

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

Online placement test

Are you taking one of our German courses for the first time? Placement test lets you quickly find out which course level is right for you.

Additional offerings

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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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