The Goethe-Institut is the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institute/ douglasleethompson blog

The Goethe-Institut will offer the following three online group German courses for learners living in the USA and Canada from September 28, 2015 – January 24, 2016:


Online Deutsch Kurse @Goethe-Institut

  • A1 for beginners ($ 650)
  • A2 for advanced beginners ($ 650), and
  • B1.1 and B1.2 for intermediate students ($ 650 per course) of varying degrees.

Goethe Institut

Federal Foreign Office

Our Online Group Courses use real life situations to provide an authentic context in which to learn the German language. The goal of the program 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 program 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 practice 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.

For further information, or if you already have previous knowledge of German and need to take a placement test, please contact
JoAnn Simonetta-Stob by telephone or email.
Tel.: +1 312 263-0472

The Goethe-Institut is the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institute, active worldwide.

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Our Mission
We promote the study of German abroad and encourage international cultural exchange.

You may contact our staff directly.

Career Opportunities
Job opportunities and internships in Chicago

Online Group Course: Deutsch Online – Levels A1, A2, B 1.1 and B1.2
Registration Deadline September 21, 2015
Download SymbolRegistration Form (PDF, 490 KB)
Course September 28, 2015 – January 24, 2016
Virtual Classroom Sessions
    to be announced
Class Size 8 up to a maximum of 15 students
Workload approx. 100 – 120 hours to complete one course level
Course Fee US $ 650 for A1
US $ 650 for A2
US $ 650 for B1.1
US $ 650 for B1.2


150 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 200
Chicago, lllinois 60601, USA
phone: +1 (312) 263-0472
fax +1 (312) 263-0476

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