German for Young Learners
New York

Jugenkurse Foto: Bernhard Ludewig

Special Young Learners Course for Beginners

The Goethe-Institut New York offers innovative programs for young learners who want to speak German and explore German culture. Our specially trained teachers use fun and interactive materials tailored to the particular needs and experiences of younger learners. In cooperation with the NYC Department of Education and the Würth Group, the Goethe-Institut New York is proud to introduce a scholarship-based beginners’ course for young learners, enabling students to take German regardless of their means. Participating students can also receive high school credits (meeting NYSED requirements) for the course.

Course Details

Course duration: 12 weeks (09/19/2017 – 11/28/2017)
Days and times: Tue/Thu 4-6pm
Frequency of classes: 2 times per week (2,5 Teaching Units = 45 minutes per session)
Format: face-to-face (70 TU) and online (10 TU)
Price: $800

Apply for a scholarship

Students from low-income households can receive a scholarship for this course by submitting a motivation letter and a proof of household income. The scholarships are sponsored by the Würth Group.

Receive High School Credit

Students currently enrolled in a NYC DOE public high school are eligible to receive one high school credit for this course, consistent with requirements set forth by the NYC DOE Office of Academic Policy & Systems, as specified in the High School Academic Policy Guide. 

The course:

  • Addresses high school commencement standards;
  • Meets or exceeds the class-time requirement of 54 hours;
  • Is taught by teachers with demonstrated subject-matter mastery who will collaborate with a certified NYC DOE school administrator who is ultimately responsible for overseeing the syllabus, monitoring and assessing student progress, overseeing the classroom component, and awarding the course grade.
Upon the recommendation of the NYC DOE school administrator, credit can be awarded by the student’s own high school at the discretion of the student’s high school Principal.

NYC Department of Education


Further Opportunities

Study Bridge Program

Students taking this course can apply for the Goethe-Institut’s Study Bridge Program qualifying American high school students to study in Germany through a combination of language courses and examinations, intercultural training, as well as counselling.


Do you need internationally recognized proof of your knowledge of German? We offer German exams for all levels in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL): from A1 for beginners to C2 for advanced learners.