Special courses

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Goal oriented and topic specific

We offer an extensive range of special courses on a wide variety of topics as well as corporate and small group instruction.

Dates and Prices

Fridays, 6:15–7:45 pm
15 September - 17 November 2017 (10 weeks)
One 90-minute session per week (two teaching units/week)
20 teaching units (TU) total per course
Price: $355*


In this course we will read and discuss two contemporary works of literature:
  • Königsallee (2013) by Hans Pleschinski
  • Achterbahn (2008) by Frido Mann
This course is appropriate for advanced course participants who have reached the C1 level or higher. Books/texts are included in the course fee. Books may be picked up form the language course office in early/mid-August or during the first class meeeting.

Dates and Prices
Saturdays, 10:00 am–12:15 pm
16 September - 18 November 2017 (10 weeks)
One session of two hours and fifteen minutes per week (3 teaching units)
30 teaching units (TU) total per course 
Price: $425*


If you are interested in the current social, political, legal or cultural debates in Germany and Europe, or wonder how Germans are coming to terms with their past or what the newest themes at the Frankfurt book fair are, then you should not miss this course. Using German-language newspaper articles, TV features, blogs, films and your own research, we will discuss politics and culture, media, economy, and history within the context of current events.

If you would like to improve your oral fluency, expand your vocabulary as well as work on your presentation skills in German, and are comfortable at the B2 level or above, we would be pleased to have you join us in this course. All materials will be provided or are available in the public domain. Course participants are encouraged to suggest additional topics of interest.  

Dates and Prices
Fridays, 6:15 - 7:45 pm
15 September - 17 November 2017 (10 weeks)
One 90-minute session per week (2 teaching units)
20 teaching units (TU) total per course 
Price: $325*


This course provides learners with the specific language competence to use German in a business/professional setting.

Dates and Prices

* Up to 2 weeks before the course starts, everyone only pays our 10% discounted early bird prices. Afterwards, FOGI members, senior citizens (age 65 and older), full time students, members of the military, and persons who are unemployed or experiencing financial hardship may still take advantage of a 10% discount. Only one discount is given at a time. Payment of registration and/or exam fees assumes acceptance of our Terms and Conditions. All details are subject to change without notice.
Terms and Conditions

 

Corporate, Individual and Small Group Instruction

In addition to our standard and special courses at the Goethe-Institut, we also offer corporate, individual and small group instruction tailored to your needs. Instruction can be held either at the Institut or on site. We can also help you effectively combine corporate, individual or small group instruction with our standard courses or classes in Germany.

Number of students For lessons here at the Goethe-Institut Washington
1 $ 80
2 $ 45
3 $ 35
4+ $ 30
all prices are per teaching unit (TU) to 45 minutes
2 TU per lesson minimum 

15% discount available to those booking 20 or more units.

Contact us or come by the Language Course Office to discuss your needs with one of our highly qualified advisors.