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Current notification: Corona

In respect to the current situation, we adhere to government instructions and try to do our part in containing the spread of Corona infections.

The Goethe-Institut Johannesburg will remain temporarily closed from March 20th 2020.

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German Courses #OnlineStattCorona

Keep on learning German - online. We are currently converting all of our courses into online formats. Every participant will be notified personally. For any question, please write to:
JOH-LearnGerman@goethe.de Our Online courses
 

German Exams

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
 


Teacher Training

Teacher Trainings have been converted into online trainings until further notice. Every participant will be notified personally. For any questions, please write to:
Matthias.Witte@goethe.de


Events

Our events will sadly have to be postponed or cancelled. Please inform yourselves through our usual channels.


Library

The library has also been temporarily closed. Any media on loan from the library will automatically be extended until two weeks after the reopening. For question about lending media or their return, please contact:
Munshya.Nalomba@goethe.de


General Information

Please inform yourself on our website and social media channels about further developments. For general inquiries, please write to:
Info-Johannesburg@goethe.de

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
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
All current lending periods will automatically be prolonged. Our free E-Library is still at your disposal.
Any additional questions you might have can be answered by writing to: 
Info-Johannesburg@goethe.de
or contacting us through our Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/goethe.joburg/

Online reading, learning, information

Online Learning

With a Goethe-Institut distance learning course you can decide for yourself when and where you would like to learn.

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Deutsch für dich

In the “Deutsch für dich” community you will find plenty of exercises to help you learn German free of charge, and you can share experiences with other members.

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Watch over 100 German films online

Over 100 German films – classic movies as well as current productions – are available for free on our eMedia platform, the eLibrary.

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For German Langueage Learners
Couchpotato – Learn German at home

Train your language skills on your own couch: Learn German at home with our various digital tips, interactive exercises and games.

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For Children and Young People
#Ersatzprogramm

Bored at home? Check out our free offers for children and young people, which you can easily access from your own couch. Play, listen, read, and test your knowledge!
 

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