Online Language Course
Teacher Training

Online language courses for German teachers © Goethe-Institut

Online Language Course for German Teachers

Would you like to brush up your own language skills in a group of other German teachers from the U.S. and Canada? In that case, our online group courses for German teachers is perfect for you!

Now introducing the B1-b level as an extension of the existing B1 level.


Next start date for B1, B2 and C1 courses: September 30, 2019
Application deadline: September 18, 2019
Application form

Online Language Course

You will complete assignments online at your own convenience. Throughout the duration of the course, you will meet with your classmates in a virtual classroom four times to discuss ideas, to conduct debates, and to exchange lesson plans. Finally, you will work at your own pace to practice your listening, reading and writing skills. A tutor will assist you throughout the whole course to help and give feedback.
Each course lasts eight weeks with a workload of approximately three hours per week.
These courses were created for learners at the B1, B2 and C1 skill levels, and topics and assignments were especially designed for German teachers.
This course format is the perfect opportunity to refresh, activate, and use your language skills. To sign you up for the right course level, we ask that you complete a placement test before course start.
Please note, that this language course is not part of course sequence that leads to the next CEFR level, but rather a conversational course to broaden and practice your language skills.
The participation is free.

The registration fee for each course is USD 100.00. As part of your course application, you have the opportunity to apply for a scholarship covering the registration fee. In case you receive a scholarship we will reimburse the application fee in the amount of USD 100.00 after a successful participation in the course back to you.

Application form
Each course is offered three times a year, in the spring, summer and fall. Here is the schedule for 2019:

Dates for courses B1, B2, C1
02/04 - 03/31 (registration deadline: 01/23/2019)
04/15 - 06/09 (registration deadline: 04/03/2019)
09/30 - 11/24 (registration deadline: 09/22/2019)