German Courses

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Our Formats

  Blended Learning Standard/Intensive Online group
face courses
Learn onsite 50% / 80% 100%
Learn online 50% / 20% 100%
Personal counselling from a teacher      
Exam preparation      
Flexible time management    
Virtual classroom      
Multimedia-based teaching      
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Courses in New York

Standard and Intensive Courses

Our general language courses for adults range from A1 for beginners to C1 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.

Business Clients

We offer our corporate clients a wide range of services – and all from one source:



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

Overview of levels

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

Other offerings

Language Immersion Jacobia Dahm

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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Onto their way into a bright future. With German.

Open educational opportunities to young people. Become a sponsor! You can choose between different youth projects, from German courses to study preparation programs.

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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:


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:

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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.


Please read here for more information about some of the most frequently asked questions about our courses. If you cannot find the answer you are looking for here, please contact

Our offer

As the official cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Goethe-Institut is a hub of German language and culture in New York. Learn more about everything the Goethe-Institut has to offer below.