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Up to Date Information: Corona

In light of the current situation, we are following the instructions of the local authorities and doing our part in slowing the spread of the coronavirus.

The Goethe-Institut Washington is temporarily closed to the public and our staff are working from home.

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german courses #onlinestattcorona

Continue learning German – online. We have shifted all our in-person offerings to online formats. All current course participants will contacted individually. For questions, please contact:
germancourses-washington@goethe.de

virtual office hours

To introduce learners to our course offerings, methodology and the conferencing tool AdobeConnect, we are offering virtual office hours Mo-Fr from 5 - 6 pm. Please send us an email and we will provide you with further details about how to participate: 
germancourses-washington@goethe.de

german examinations

The examinations currently scheduled through at least the end of April are postponed. As soon as the Goethe-Institut is able to offer in-person examinations, alternative dates will be made available. Everyone who has registered for an exam will be personally informed. For questions, please contact:
germancourses-washington@goethe.de

events

Our events have unfortunately either been cancelled or postponed. Please inform yourself via our communication channels.

general information

Please inform yourself about current developments via our website or social media channels. For all other questions, please contact: info-washington@goethe.de

Answers to the most important questions

Winter 2020 course participants will complete their German courses online with their instructors beginning on 3/20/2020. Your instructor will be in touch with you via your online classroom at my.goethe.de with complete details.

Spring Blended Learning Courses (13 April - 22 June 2020)
For those of you looking for the most face-to-face time with other course participants and our instructors, this is the option for you. These courses consist of 50% live group sessions, and 50% flexible online learning, closely supported by your instructors. With our virtual classroom platform, the online live sessions are just as interactive as meeting at the institute. The group sessions will take place online until in-person classes may resume safely, after which the classes will be once again held at the Goethe-Institut as usual.

Enter promo code SPRING2020 at check-out and receive a special 20% discount (not for online-only courses; case-sensitive; code valid through 4/12/2020; offers may not be combined).

Dates and Prices

Online Group Courses (MARCH 30 | APRIL 13 | MAY 25)
These courses are fully online for the full duration of the quarter, and are more intensive than the blended courses. You will have some live online group meetings, but not as many as in the blended courses. 8-week and 16-week course options are available. You will be working more independently in this format compared to Blended Learning Courses.

Dates and Prices
Examinations scheduled for March and April are postponed. As soon as the Goethe-Institut is able to offer in-person examinations, alternative dates will be made available. Everyone who has registered for an exam will be personally informed. For questions, please contact: germancourses-washington@goethe.de.

For TestDaF exams, please contact the TestDaF-Institut: kontakt@testdaf.de.
Registrations for Goethe-Zertifikat exams in March or April may be rescheduled to any other exam date in 2020 or canceled free of charge.

For TestDaF exams, please contact the TestDaF-Institut​: kontakt@testdaf.de.
For all questions regarding our German courses and exams that haven't been answered here, please contact germancourses-washington@goethe.de. For all other questions: info-washington@goethe.de.

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