German Courses
A1–C2

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What makes you shine? Try German.

At the Goethe-Institut, learning German means not only growing your cultural savvy and understanding. Our fully credentialed, expert educators use innovative methods and materials to bring our teaching philosophy to life in every class. And with classroom, blended, and online courses available, you can select the right course format to suit lifestyle and learning preferences.

Courses in New York

Standard and Intensive Courses

Our general language courses for adults range from A1 for beginners to C2 for advanced learners. Course objectives and content are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).

Specialized Courses

Our specialized courses focus on specific language goals such as grammar, conversation, German for business, exam preparation, and more.

Courses for Young Learners

Our courses for young learners are tailored for students ages 13 to 16 of all levels. We use fun, interactive materials geared towards the interests of young language learners.

Custom Individual Courses and Employee Courses

We offer customized German instrcution in one-on-one or small group formats. In addition, we also create customized business courses for employees.

Information

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!

Contact

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

Overview of levels
A1–C2

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

Other offerings

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Online learning

With a Goethe-Institut distance learning course, you can decide for yourself when and where you would like to learn.

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Deutsch für dich

In the “Deutsch für dich” community you will find a wide range of exercises to help you learn German free of charge, and you will be able to take part in discussions with other members.

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One Day Immersion

Enroll in our full-day immersion program to experience our teaching style first-hand, meet other potential students and kick-start your German language learning! In addition, get 10% off when you register for a Goethe-Institut course after attending an immersion day.

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German Consultation in the Library

Missed a class? Need help with your homework? Schedule consultation time with one of our teachers! Our consultation hour is Wednesdays from 5 to 6pm. To book your time slot, please contact: germancourses-newyork@goethe.de.

Gift certificates

Still looking for the perfect gift? Give the gift of German!
To purchase a Goethe-Institut New York gift card please contact the language course office at: germancourses-newyork@goethe.de