German Courses

Our Courses in New York

Standard German Courses

These are general language courses for adult learners ranging from level A1 (beginner) to C2 (advanced). The objectives and content of these courses are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).

Specialized Courses

The content of these courses has a particular focus, is aimed at specific target groups, or is intended to work on certain skills:

German Courses for Young Learners

These courses target young learners between 13 and 16 years old. Students with prior knowledge as well as complete beginners can enroll in these classes. We use fun, interactive materials geared towards the interests of young language learners.

Exam Prep Courses

These courses are specifically designed to prepare you for the centrally administrated Goethe-Institut exams and familiarize you with the format of the exam.

Our Course Formats

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!

Blended Learning

Blended learning combines face-to-face learning and online learning by taking the benefits of both teaching methods to enhance your learning experience.

Online Group Courses

You'd like to learn German in a group but are unable to visit us at the Goethe-Institut? You travel a lot in your job and prefer not to be bound to a specific place and time? If so, we have a special offer for you!


Dates and prices

An overview of all the course dates in New York


Contact and Enrollment

Our team at the Language Course Office would be happy to help you if you would like to enroll in a course in New York.

Our Approach to Learning

Taking a language course at the Goethe-Institut doesn’t just mean learning a language, but learning about another culture. Find out more about the German language courses offered at the Goethe-Institut.

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Other offerings

Online learning Photo: Goethe-Institut/Sonja Tobias

Online learning

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

Deutsch für dich Photo: Goethe-Institut/Sonja Tobias

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.