Contact and Enrolment

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Contact and Enrolment

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.

Our Language Course Office will be glad to help you if you would like to book a German language course in Johannesburg or in Germany or sign up for one of our examinations.

Contact us to make an appointment for advice and/or assesments.

Language Course Office visiting hours:

Monday – Friday: 09H00 – 13H00
If you’d like to sign up for our language course programme please download the enrolment form and email it back to us or come and visit us during office hours. Should you have studied German before and aren´t sure which level you are at, please call us to make an appointment for a free level assessment, which consists of a short informal interview and a multiple choice test (free of charge).

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  • Proof Of payment
  • Cash payment
  • Course fees will not be refunded once the course has started.
  • Cancellations must be made in writing to the language course office.
  • An administration fee of 10% is applicable should a course be cancelled before its starting date
1. Enrolment requirements
1.1.Minimum age for extensive courses is 18
1.2.A placement test is required for all courses except for learners with no previous knowldege of German.

2. Terms of Payment / Fees
2.1. Electronic transfers and cash are the only acceptable means of payment.
2.2. Standard courses: R3600.
2.3. Super-intensive courses: R7700.
2.4. Individual, online and company courses: The full course fee is payable before commencement of tuition.

3. Cancellation and refunds
3.1. A cancellation fee of 10% is applicable should you cancel before the course starts.
3.2 No refunds will be paid once the course has started.
3.3. Fees paid for group tuition cannot be converted to fees for individual tuition nor can they be carried over to the next term.
3.4 Cancellations must be submitted in writing. The date of cancellation shall be the date of receipt at the Goethe-Institut South Africa.

4. Course level assignment / class size for extensive courses
4.1. Placement in course levels is based on a prior language consultation.
4.2. The group size of an extensive course is between 8-18 course participants. If the enrolments are insufficient on the starting date, we reserve the right to adjust the course format in consultation with the course participants.

5. Course format and duration of individual courses
5.1. Individual or small group tuition is based on a prior language consultation.
5.2. Individual or small group tuition has to be taken within a reasonable period of time for noticeable progress and satisfactory learning results. This period of time will be agreed upon in a language consultation prior to the course. Tuition not taken within the prearranged time will fall away.

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