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
You can sign up anytime. Just come by, give us a call, send us an e-mail or fill out the online-registration. 

Online registration:
You can sign up online if you are a complete beginner or if you know your level. Otherwise, please take a placement test in order to enroll in a course.
Online registration
Test your German online to see how much German you already know.
Test your German online

After you have taken the online placement test and you are still not sure which level is the right one for you, please contact our Language Course Office to make an appointment for a final evaluation with one of our in-house teachers. 
We offer courses
  • from January to March 2017 (9 weeks)
  • from April to June 2017 (9 weeks)
  • from June to August 2017 (9 weeks)
  • from September to November 2017 (9 weeks)
  • from November 2017 to January 2018 (9 weeks)
Course dates 2017
Spring term 2017

 
January 21 – March 29, 2017
(9 weeks, 4 teaching units per week)
  • No class: President's Day, Monday, February 20, 2017
April 1 – June 12, 2017
(9 weeks, 4 teaching units per week)
  • No class: Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017, and Easter weekend, April 15 and 16, 2017
Summer term 2017 June 17 – August 24, 2017
(9 weeks, 4 teaching units per week) 
  • No class: July 2 - July 9, 2017
Fall term 2017 September 9 – November 9, 2017
(9 weeks, 4 teaching units per week)
  • No class: Monday, September 4, 2017, Labor Day
Winter term 2017 November 11, 2017 – January 25, 2018
(9 weeks, 4 teaching units per week)
  • No class: November 22 – November 26, 2017 (Thanksgiving Week) December 25, 2017 – January 1, 2018.
1. General Requirements
Course participants must be at least 18 years of age.

2. Terms of Payment
2.1. Upon application, the course participant will receive a preliminary confirmation. This confirmation will state the date by which payment of course fees is due in full. 
2.2. If full payment is not received by the due date, the participant loses the right to participate.

3. Course fees
3.1. The contractually binding fee is the fee stated in the price list current at the time of application. 

3.2. Methods of payment:
  • Check (payable to Goethe-Institut) 
  • Money Order (payable to Goethe-Institut) 
  • CashRefund policies:
4. Cancellation and refunds
4.1 Standard Courses: Courses cancelled before the course starts will be refunded 100%. Cancellation of your registration after course begin is subject to a 20% processing fee. The remaining 80% will be refunded if cancellation is submitted within 4 working days after the first class session. After that, no more refunds. 
4.2 Intensive Courses: Courses cancelled before the course begins will be refunded 100%. Intensive Courses cancelled on the second day, by 5pm, will be refunded 80%. After that, no more refunds. 
4.3 One on One and Small Group Courses: Courses cancelled before the course starts will be refunded 100%. Cancellation of your registration after course begin is subject to a 25% processing fee. The remaining 75% will be refunded if cancellation is submitted within 4 working days after the first course session. After that, no more refunds. 
4.4 Examinations: Fees need to be paid on/before enrollment deadline. In case of cancellation, you will be charged a 20 % administration fee. The remaining fee will be reimbursed. 
4.5 German Courses for Teenagers: If the course is cancelled four weeks before the course begins, it will be refunded 100%. A course cancelled three weeks before the course begins, will be refunded 80% of the course tuition. If the course has to be cancelled due to low enrollment, the Goethe-Institut will provide a full refund. 
4.6 Cancellation must be made in writing.

5. Course level assignment / class size
5.1. Placement in course levels is based on the placement test conducted at the Goethe-Institut. 
5.2. Our courses have at least eight and at most 16 participants. If enrollment is insufficient on the starting date, we reserve the right to cancel or postpone the course. In this case we will offer the participants the opportunity to move to another course or to receive a full refund of the course fee. We regret that we can only conduct courses that have the minimum number of participants by the end of the enrollment period. To avoid cancellations of courses that would have taken place if participants had enrolled in time, we advise students in their own interests to register before the deadline.

6. Responsibilities of participants
Participants are obliged to comply with the course rules and house rules applicable to the Goethe-Institut.

7. Liability of the Goethe-Institut
The liability of GI and its staff is limited to intent and gross negligence. GI also accepts no liability for the cancellation of its services due to force major (e.g. natural disasters, fire, floods, war, official orders and all other circumstances beyond the control of the contractual parties).