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Semester Dates

Courses are offered during all Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall quarters, each at 10 weeks duration with 30 teaching units at 45 min. each.

Intensive, review and special courses are offered during the breaks between courses.

Course Quarters 2017
  • Fall 2017

    Monday, October 2, 2017 - Saturday, December 9, 2017

  • Winter 2018

    Tuesday, January 16, 2018 – Monday, March 26, 2018

  • Spring Intensive & Review 2018

    Monday, March 26, 2018 - Thursday, April 5, 2018

  • Spring 2018

    Monday, April 16, 2018 - Monday, June 25, 2018

  • Summer Intensive & Review 2018

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - Monday, July 2, 2018

  • Summer 2018

    Saturday, July 7, 2018 - Monday, September 17, 2018

  • Fall Intensive & Review 2018

    Monday, September 17, 2018 - Thursday, September 27, 2018

  • Fall 2018

    Saturday, September 29, 2018 - Friday, December 14, 2018

Please note that there will be no classes on the following dates in 2017/2018

Saturday, September 2, 2017 (Labor Day Weekend); 
Monday, September 4, 2017 (Labor Day);
Week of November 20-25, 2017 (Thanksgiving Week 2017)
Monday, January 15, 2018 (Martin Luther King Day); 
Saturday, March 31, 2018 (Easter Weekend)
Saturday, May 26, 2018 (Memorial Day Weekend); 
Monday, May 28, 2018 (Memorial Day); 
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 (Independence Day)
Saturday, August 31, 2018 (Labor Day Weekend); 
Monday, September 3, 2018 (Labor Day);
Week of November 19-24, 2018 (Thanksgiving Week 2018)

Conditions

1. General Requirements
Course participants must be at least 16 years of age.

2. Terms of Payment
2.1. Upon application, the course participant will receive a preliminary confirmation. This confirmation will state the date by which payment of course fees is due in full. 
2.2. If full payment is not received by the due date, the participant loses the right to participate. In such cases, the Goethe-Zentrum (referred to hereinafter as "GZ") retains its entitlement to the course fee.

3. Course fees
3.1. The contractually binding fee is the fee stated in the price list current at the time of application. 
3.2. Should a participant wish to change his or her booking (change course dates), then the first such change is free of charge. Each additional booking change is subject to a fee equal to 10% of the course fee.

4. Cancellation and refunds
4.1 The following conditions apply if the course participant is unable to take part in the course: In case of cancellation up to four weeks prior to the start of the course, an administrative fee equal to 10% of the course fee will be charged. In case of cancellation up to one week prior to the start of the course, GZ will withhold 30% of the course fee. In case of cancellation up to three working days prior to the start of the course, GZ will withhold 50% of the course fee. In case of cancellation or withdrawal after the course starts, no refunds or credit notes for future courses can be issued, regardless of whether or not the student has begun attending the course. 
4.2 Cancellations must be submitted in writing. The date of cancellation shall be the date of receipt at the GZ.

5. Course level assignment / class size
5.1. Placement in course levels is based on the placement test conducted at the GZ. 
5.2. Our courses have at least five and at most 20 participants. If enrollments are insufficient on the starting date, we reserve the right to cancel or postpone the course. In this case we will offer the participants the opportunity to move to another course or to receive a full refund of the course fee. We regret that we can only conduct courses that have the minimum number of participants by the end of the enrollment period. To avoid cancellations of courses that would have taken place if participants had enrolled in time, we advise students in their own interests to register before the deadline.

6. Responsibilities of participants
Participants are obliged to comply with the course rules and house rules applicable to the GZ.

7. Liability of the GZ
The liability of GZ and its staff is limited to intent and gross negligence. GZ 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).