Frequently Asked Questions

GoAcademy! Language School Dusseldorf

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The following information contains answers to frequently asked questions:





Over which period do the language courses extend?



It depends on which of the 5 courses you choose.

For the evening classes, the course duration is at least 3 months. But you can also sign up for 6 or 9 lesson months and pay accordingly less monthly fee (see prices evening classes).

Important: The evening courses have a 4-week period of cancellation. If you do not cancel your evening course in written form, up to 4 weeks before the end of the contract, the course will be automatically extended by 4 more weeks.

The intensive course lasts at least one week (Mon - Fri) and includes a total of 30 lessons. Classes take place between 9:00 and 14:00 in the GoAcademy! Düsseldorf instead.

The intensive German course lasts at least two weeks (Mon - Fri) and includes either 20 (standard course) or 30 (intensive course) lessons.

  • Standard German course: The Standard Course takes place between 9:00 and 12:15, with 4 lessons per day (including breaks).
  • Intensive German course: The Intensive Course takes place between 9:00 and 14:00, with 6 lessons per day (including breaks).


For the one-to-one tuition, lessons are booked in the package. You can book 10, 20 or 50 lessons with the private language trainer. The big advantage of this variant is the high level of flexibility. The time, duration and type of lessons will be discussed with the trainer on an appointment-by-appointment basis. The private lessons can be extended as often as you like. Cancellations up to 48 hours before the lesson start are free of charge.

The Latin Intensive Course lasts 4 weeks. Lessons take place from Monday to Friday between 9:00 and 17:00 (including breaks). Special units on Saturdays are possible.

How long does a lesson last?

One lesson lasts 45 minutes.

Which language skills are required?

A0 = Absolute beginner
A1 = Beginner with easy previous knowledge
A2 = Beginner with good previous knowledge
B1 = Intermediate
B2 = Intermediate level plus
C1 = Advanced
C2 = Advanced plus

How can I find out my language level?

You can test your language skills at any time free of charge on our homepage with our free placement test.

You will find a multiple-choice test with a total of 40 questions and a written exercise. After completing the test, you will immediately receive automatic feedback from our system with the evaluation of the 1st part (of the 40 questions). To find out the result of the 2nd part (the letter), you can contact us at any time.

Alternatively, you can take the test in person at the GoAcademy! Sprachschule Düsseldorf and receive your entire evaluation directly on site.

Does GoAcademy! offer different levels?

Yes, the following levels are offered in all languages:

A0 = Absolute beginner
A1 = Beginner with easy previous knowledge
A2 = Beginner with good previous knowledge
B1 = Intermediate
B2 = Intermediate level plus
C1 = Advanced
C2 = Advanced plus

How long do I need to reach a higher level?

There is no universal answer to this question, as the learning outcomes depend both on the individual person and the chosen course form and duration.

Of course, a motivated student will achieve greater learning.

In the evening courses, which take place once or twice a week, the foreign language is learned and consolidated constantly and over a longer period of time.

Intensive courses teach the foreign language intensively in a relatively short time. With this form of course, it is possible to achieve great learning progress in a short time. However, we recommend that after completing the course you continue to refresh and expand what you have learned, for example in the form of an evening class.

In one-to-one lessons, the trainer can specifically address the needs of the participant. The individual lessons can be designed very individually. With the right motivation, the greatest possible learning success can be achieved.

How many students are in a class?

The group size depends on the chosen course form.

The evening classes have between 4 and 9 participants per class. German evening courses can have up to 12 participants per class.

The intensive courses have between 4 and 9 participants. If fewer than 4 participants register for a course, the number of lessons will be reduced from 30 to 25 or 20 lessons per week.

The small group courses have between 3 and 6 participants. If fewer than 3 participants register for a course, the number of lessons will be reduced from 30 to 25, or 20 lessons per week.

GoAcademy! Language school Düsseldorf offers both private lessons as well as the less expensive lessons for two. However, it should be noted that the second person must be brought by the student. The GoAcademy! Sprachschule Düsseldorf can not provide second person for this variant.

In Latin intensive courses, the group size is a maximum of 14 participants. A course can only be created when at least 6 participants have registered.

When can I start my language course?

The start date depends on the chosen course type.

We recommend that you take our free placement test on our homepage or at our language school.

After receiving the result of your placement test, we can find the most suitable course for you. The course will then match students with the same language level.

For the evening courses, you can join an already running course immediately with the help of a free trial lesson, unless you are an absolute beginner with no previous knowledge of the language.

For the intensive courses, you are bound to specific course dates. Please contact us. We will be happy to advise you.

For private lessons, you can start as soon as we have your written registration. You can decide when you want to start, how long you want to study, how often and when you want to take your lessons with one of our trainers.

The 4-week intensive Latin courses take place twice a year, each time during the semester break. (February/March and July/August). Registration is exclusively online via our homepage.

The German intensive courses start every Monday. Except for the A0 courses (absolute beginners) have fixed starting dates. Please contact us. We will be happy to advise you.

Which teaching material ar used?

What are the costs?

It always depends on the trainer. The GoAcademy! Language school Düsseldorf has a large textbook collection for all languages. The material will be made available to the students free of charge from time to time in the form of copies.

Is the lesson exclusively in the (target) foreign language?

Our trainers are only native speakers. The lessons take place in the respective (target) foreign language.

How do I find the GoAcademy! Language School Düsseldorf?

Our Address is:

Grafenberger Allee 78-80, 40237 Düsseldorf

In our site: "How to fin us" you can find more informationen.

Work the GoAcademy! Language school with native speakers?

Yes, GoAcademy! Language school Dusseldorf works exclusively with qualified native speakers.

Which official certificates you can take at GoAcademy! laguage school Düsseldorf?

The GoAcademy! Sprachschule Düsseldorf issues its own certificates of attendance and exam certificates.

We also prepare you for the following language exams: telc Deutsch A1, telc Deutsch A2, telc Deutsch B1, telc Deutsch B2, telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule, TestDaF, TestAS, TOEIC, TOEFL, and preparation courses for Cambridge ESOL, Latinum, DSH.

Most part OF the exams can be tanken at GoAcademy! Language school.

What are the selection criteria for group supervisors?

Upon arrival with a group or youth group, a supervisor will be assigned to the group for the period of the stay. This will be a German native speaker, with English skills (and eventually knowledge of other languages). Our supervisors have special training and several years of experience in dealing with participants and groups.

In which languages is assistance and on-site consultation possible?

For all questions our team will be happy to attend you. Our team speaks: German, English, Spanish, French and  Arabic.


Under what conditions does a participant (m / w / d) have to leave the course?

In case of endangerment of other participants or self-endangerment, a participant can be excluded from the lessons. This is always done in consultation with the participant and clarification of all relevant questions. The same applies to massive disruption of the lesson.

Are there any specific passport / visa or health requirements?

We are happy to assist you in applying for a visa. Contact us directly or if you have already booked a course. In case of booking through an agency, please contact them first.

Health requirements and exclusions: Due to the multi-storey design of our educational buildings, the school is unfortunately not barrier-free or wheelchair-suitable. For other health-related restrictions, contact our office in advance.

Is there a meal plan if the accommodation was booked with food?

The menu will be either traditional German or international cuisine in accordance with German customs and eating habits. Typical German breakfast usually consists of bread/rolls or muesli with jam, cheese, ham or similar. Half board means that the second meal consists of a "warm/cooked meal".

Are the groups international?

Are there different languages of origin in a group?

Lessons are always held in the target or learning language. Our German courses consist of international students of different nationalities.

Is there any information about the activities and the leisure program?

The activity program will be displayed on site with detailed information regarding prices and activities.

Is there a minimum language requirement for attending a language course?

The requirements vary according to language level, here is an overview:

Level = Requirement:

A0 = No previours knowledge of the language is required

A1.1 = Some previours knowledge is required

A1.2 = A1.1 level should have already been completed successfully

A2.1 = A1.2 level should have already been completed successfully

B1.1 = A2.1 level should have already been completed successfully

B1.2 = B1.1 level should have already been completed successfully

B2.1 = B1.2. level should have already been completed successfully

B2.2 = B2.1 level should have already been completed successfully

C1.1 = B2.2 level should have already been completed successfully

C1.2 = C1.1 level should have already been completed successfully

C2.1 = C1.2 level should have already been completed successfully

Is there a minimum number of participants for a course in order to begin?

In case that the lessons in the desired form, level or group size are not realizable, we reserve the right to reduce the number of lessons. For groups with less than 5 participants from 20 to 15 lessons, for less than 3 participants to 12 lessons. Should you disagree with a reduction of lessons, we shall reimburse you the course fee.

What happens if a contractually booked language course is no longer available at the time of arrival?

Should a service booked by you be unavailable upon arrival, we will try to provide you with an alternative that is as close as possible to the originally desired service. We will look for and find a solution together with you. In addition, the European Arbitration is at your disposal.