Frequently Asked Questions
Questions about language courses at the Goethe-Institut New York?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ten-Week Courses: Beginning in January, April, June, and September
Five-Week Courses: Beginning in January, February, April, May, June, July, September, and October
Two-Week Courses: Beginning in December
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Should you already have studied one or more languages, you may learn German faster. It makes a big difference if you participate in a language course in your home country or in Germany, where you will be exposed to the German language outside the classroom.
As a rough guideline, we estimate it will take the following amount of instruction to complete each language level:
A1 : approx. 60-150 hours (80-200 TU*)
A2 : approx. 150-260 hours (200-350 TU*)
B1 : approx. 260-490 hours (350-650 TU*)
B2 : approx. 450-600 hours (600-800 TU*)
C1 : approx. 600-750 hours (800-1000 TU*)
C2 : approx. 750+ hours (1000+ TU*)
* TU = Teaching Unit; a teaching unit consists of 45 minutes of instruction.
The online placement test can take up to one hour to complete and must be completed in a single sitting. In some cases, we may ask you to have a short phone interview with one of our instructors to confirm placement.
If you are interested in an online individual course for your child, please email us: email@example.com
Pricing and Payment
No deadline: Bring a friend discount - $100 off the course fee. Your friend must sign up for a group course in the same semester as you and must reference you when booking.
All discounts except the bring-a-friend discount are worth 10% off the regular course price. A maximum of one discount may applied per course per semester. Discounts do not apply to fully online courses or individual courses.
Availability is dependent on funding and cannot be guaranteed every semester. If you would like to request a discount for financial need, please write firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
More Information on our Exams
Deutsch Online Individual Course: certificates of participation will be issued upon reuqest.
Deutsch Online Training: No certificates of participation will be issued for untutored online training.
Our Learning Concept
For example: In a standard blended learning course, you will attend a 90-minute class once a week at the Goethe-Institut. At home, you will complete online activities designed to take approximately 90 minutes. You can complete these activities at whenever is convenient for you. There are no online meetings which would require you to be online at a certain time.