Contact and enrollment
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Contact and enrollment

Interested in one of our language courses or need further information? Feel free to drop in to our language course office for some personal advice.

Monday–Thursday: 10 am – 6 pm 
Friday: 10 am – 4 pm
Register for our language courses online at any time! If you are an absolute beginner, please register for one of our general language courses A1.1 online. Returning students should also register online. If you have previous knowledge of German and are not sure which course is right for you, please contact us and we will send you our password-protected online placement test by email:
We are happy to help you find the appropriate course.
We ask that students with previous experience with German take a placement test in order to help us more accurately assess the appropriate class level. The test takes about 60 minutes to complete. It is free and can be taken at home on a private computer. Once you have submitted the placement test, we will schedule a verbal assessment with one of our instructors.

Please contact us at to request the online link and password for the placement test.
We offer courses
  • from January to March 2019 (9 weeks) 
  • from April to June 2019 (9 weeks)
  • in June and July 2019 (3 weeks)
  • from August to October 2019 (9 weeks)
  • from October to December 2019 (9 weeks)
Course dates 2019
Winter term 2019

January 12–March 25, 2019
(9 weeks, 4 teaching units per week)
  • No class: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 21, 2019 and President's Day, Monday, February 18, 2019
Spring term 2019 April 1–June 3, 2019
(9 weeks, 4 teaching units per week)
  • No class: Memorial Day weekend: Saturday, May 25, 2019, and Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019
Summer term 2019 June 10–June 27, 2019
(3 weeks, 12 teaching units per week) 

July 8–July 25, 2019
(3 weeks, 12 teaching units per week) 
Fall term 2019 August 5–October 7, 2019
(9 weeks, 4 teaching units per week)
  • No class: September 2, 2019, Labor Day
Winter term 2019 October 14, 2019–December 21, 2019
(9 weeks, 4 teaching units per week)
  • No class: November 28, 2019 (Thanksgiving)
Unless otherwise noted, course materials are not included in the course fee and can be ordered from IBIS: