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German Courses Online

Learn German – online. Move with the times and learn digitally. Anytime and anywhere! Join us for a fun and interactive learning experience developed by leading experts in the field of digital language learning. Interact in live-chats with your tutor und use our learning platform to practice. Come learn German with us. Online. 

Dates and Prices
Lernplattform

Independent Learning

Learn independently with the versatile and hands-on learning materials from our learning platform. You can flexibly plan your online exercises and will receive automated feedback. For all language levels and needs.
 

Live-Sitzungen

Live Chat

Learn in virtual live chats with your teacher and fellow students. For this purpose we are using Adobe Connect, which allows you to learn as if you were in a class room! You will receive your teacher's individual feedback for speaking and writing assignments.

Support

Supervision

Your teacher will give you an introduction into the communications tool and the learning platform. During the course, they will give you regular and individual feedback. For any further questions, you're welcome to write to JOH-LearnGerman@goethe.de.


Test our offers

You can not quite imagine how our Online Courses would work? We offer a range of courses for Beginners and Advanced Learners as a test version.

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Trail Chapter A1 Start
Hallo, wie geht's?

Here you will learn  the times of the day, how to greet someone in German and how to introduce yourself.

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Trial Chapter A1
Eating and drinking

Here you will learn words about food and drink and how to express quantities when out shopping.

Restaurant

Trail Chapter A2
At the restaurant

Here you will learn how to order in the restaurant, how to ask for the bill and how to tip.


Blended Learning Online Course

For all who like their things to be balanced: 50% Live Chats, 50% Independent Learning.

We have revamped our usual courses into online formats. Previously planned lessons will take place in a virtual class room. For this purpose, the Goethe-Institut will make use of the communication tool Adobe Connect, which entails no additional costs to you. Your teacher will give you an introduction. Regular Terms and Conditions apply.

From R4500 – Book Now

  Blended Learning Online Course
Start and End Date Please click on the green button below for all current dates of language courses
Duration and Intensity 9 weeks with 2 live sessions per week and exercises (total of 60 Learning Units)
Flexibility More flexible independent learning, fewer live sessions in comparison with live courses.
Learning Learn, motivate and support within a group.
Feedback Regular, individual feedback by your teacher.
The teacher will supply additional content as needed.
Participants maximum of 18 participants
Location and structure during the current situation Previously planned live phases will commence at fixed dates (twice per week) in a virtual classroom via Adobe Connect. Online phases will take place on the Goethe-Institut's online platform.
Price R4500
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50% of a Blended Learning Course consists of independent online learning.
 
You will receive access to our online platform, where you can find the online segment of your chosen course. This online segment contains motivating and versatile exercises, flash cards to train your vocabulary and summaries of all important grammatical structures and useful phrases, you are learning in your course.
 
Your online tutor will give you weekly training exercises, which you can flexibly complete over the course of the week. These exercises will prepare you for your live sessions, in which you will meet your class mates. Most online activities will be done individually, but there are also interactive exercises, during which you will interact with your learners group on the online platform. These group activities include among others, small texts about your hobbies, interests or upcoming events. During these activities you will also join group discussions and comment texts of your class mates.
All course materials, which you would need to participate in the Blended Course will be provided online for free.

Intensive Blended Learning Online Course

 Like the Blended Learning Course, but with a tighter pace.

We have revamped our usual courses into online formats - even the Intensive Courses! You want to make the most of your time in lockdown and learn a whole language level in just nine weeks? The Intensive Blended Learning Course is just the thing for you then. It offers double the amount of Learning Units in the same time as the Blended Learning Course.

R8700 – Book Now

  Intensive Blended Learning Online Course
Start and End Date Please click on the green button below for all current dates of language courses
Duration and Intensity 9 weeks with 3 live sessions per week and exercises (total of 120 Learning Units)
Flexibility 3 live sessions per week, flexible independent learning phases
Learning Learn, motivate and support within a group.
Feedback Regular, individual feedback by your teacher.
The teacher will supply additional content as needed.
Participants maximum of 18 participants
Location and structure during the current situation Previously planned live phases will commence at fixed dates (twice per week) in a virtual classroom via Adobe Connect. Online phases will take place on the Goethe-Institut's online platform.
Price R8700

R8700 – Jetzt buchen

Online Group Course

Our Intensive Course with additional flexibility

Our Online Group Course is for those who want to flexibly learn German while maintaining the feeling of learning in a group. All four language skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening) are trained. The course takes place on the Goethe-Institut's learning platform and a virtual classroom.

R9500 – Book Now

  Online Group Course (Including Exam) 
Start and End Date A1 Course for beginners: 27.07. - 27.11. (Exam on 28.11.)
A2 Course: 27.07. - 27.11. (Exam on 28.11.)
B1 Course: 27.07. - 27.11. (Exam on 28.11.)
Duration and Intensity 18 weeks
Flexibility 8 live sessions total, flexible independent learning phases
Learning Learn, motivate and support within a group.
Feedback Regular, individual feedback by your teacher.
The teacher will supply additional content as needed.
Participants maximum of 18 participants
Location and structure during the current situation This course takes place exclusively on the Goethe-Institut's learning platform and a virtual classrom via Adobe Connect
Price R9500

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The goal of the programme is to develop and/or improve the following essential skills needed to communicate: oral and written comprehension, oral and written expression, vocabulary, and grammar. The learning programme consists of:
  • exercises that you complete on your own at your own pace and
  • exercises in which you work together with the other course participants in your group.
  • virtual classroom sessions with your tutor to discuss the exercises and practise communication skills.
As you progress through the course, your tutors will provide you with regular feedback about your work and will be able to offer you additional exercises to enhance your learning progress.

Individual Online Course

For very individual needs

With the Individual Online German Course you can train to read, write and speak with complete flexibility. You can set your own pace. Your tutor will provide you with individual feedback throughout the course. The course will take place on the Goethe-Institut's online platform. You will also have two to three live sessions with your tutor in a virtual classroom, depending on the language level.

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  Individual Online German Course
Start and End Date Any time
Duration Up to 6 months
Flexibility 2-3 live sessions per week, depending on language level. You decide when and how fast you want to learn
Learning Individual Learning of all language skill at your pace
Feedback Regular, individual feedback by your teacher.
Your teacher will provide you with additional content as needed.
Participants It is only you and your teacher.
Location and structure during the current situation The Goethe-Institut's learning platform and a virtual classroom via Adobe Connect
Price Location and structure during the current situation
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Contact

Please contact JOH-LearnGerman@goethe.de for more information and to sign up.


Frequently Asked Questions

Participants of currently running courses will conclude their lessons with a teacher in an online format from March 20 2020. Your teacher will contact you via your online class room
and introduce you to the procedures of the online class room.

Online learning will consist of different phases in each case:
  • You will work on tasks, exercises and texts individually from home, instructed and coordinated by your teacher
  • You will work on written send-in exercises, which will be checked by your teacher.
  • You will meet the teacher and other participants in online live phases, in which you will communicate in the online class room on an forum or through a live chat / video chat application.

Courses starting from April 20th 2020 will be held entirely in the online format outlined above.
 
Exams will not take place in the time from the 20th of March 2020 until 19th of April 2020. As soon as the Goethe-Institut is able, alternative dates will be offered.  Every participant will be notified personally. For any question, please write to: JOH-LearnGerman@goethe.de
A Windows or Mac Desktop Computer or Laptop. We recommend to not use tablets, iPads, smart phones or other mobile devices for this course.
 
Headphones with an integrated microphone. If you use the integrated (built-in) speakers and microphones of your device, echo-effects disruptive to you and your class mates are likely.
We are currently offering all course participants and exam candidates, to rebook their course or exam for free, before they start.
To do so, please write to  JOH-LearnGerman@goethe.de
In case of severe or extraordinary circumstances or a change in currently existing circumstances outside of the Goethe-Institut's means of control (such as Riots, war-like or terrorist activities, natural catastrophes, epidemics and so on), we reserve the right to offer an alteration of service (such as a change in time and/or place). In such a case we would provide an offer within a reasonable time with a request of confirmation if such an alternated service is agreeable to you or if you would like to resign from the contract.
Should you choose to resign from the contract, we will refund any made payments (should parts of the service have already been provided, a partial refund will commence).
For any additional questions, please write to:  Info-Johannesburg@goethe.de 

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