Learn German. Get a Taste of Germany

about us

The Goethe-Jinchuang Language Centre was founded with the assistance of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Shanghai. Technical assistance and quality control lie with the Goethe Institute, which gave its advice and expertise in developing the course and exam structure, and continually provides advanced teacher’s training. Read more >



For the German classes this way, please

Information desk in the lobby

Glance into a classroom

SLZ Headquarters, Julu Lu 628

Lobby area, Julu Lu

Julu Lu course venue in the evening

Theatre class

Garden and rest area at Julu Lu 628

Individual class

Teacher's library

Exam agenda

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    February 2021

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    My German name is Catharina. I’m learning bassoon in senior high school. As I want to go to Germany to study classical music, I came to Goethe-Jinchuang Language Center Shanghai to learn German. I have been learning German here for one year now. The courses are great fun. Not only have I learned the German language, but also became acquainted with German culture. I can talk quite a lot in German now. I think practice is very important. My teacher is from Germany. He is very friendly, but also very exacting which I like. I have made plenty of friends during the class. I will try hard and keep learning German.

    Ms. LIU Kaijun,17, Shanghai

    I work at Shanghai Volkswagen. At first I learned German just because I wanted to communicate with my German colleagues more efficiently. But now I’m totally in love with German. Not only was it a lot of fun but it also allowed me to make many new friends. In one word, I find the courses interesting, although I have to get up very early on weekend mornings to attend the class. I think our teachers are very challenging, but amiable and friendly at the same time.

    Mr. FU Chunyang,28,Shanghai

    I’m an engineer and work at Volkswagen Shanghai. The reason I started to learn German is to seek better opportunities in my career. I hope I can not only get along well with my colleagues in German, but also use German in my projects professionally. My favorite part in German is the speaking training, because I can acquire numerous communication skills, adding to my work as well as daily life during this process. Even learning the grammar is great fun for me. I find the courses here amazing!

    Mr. QIN Wei, 25, Shanghai

    I’m 36 years old and come from Italy. I’ve already been living in Shanghai for four years and have been working as an Italian teacher and translator. My husband comes from Germany. So I’m eager to learn German. A common language is very important for a couple. I wish to understand his language and culture. As an Italian teacher, I think it’s very interesting to be a student once again. Our German teachers are good at using a large number of teaching methods such as interactive games in their classes. I love the courses here. The lessons are mainly about situations and topics of our daily life.

    Zara, 36, Italy

    My German name is Charlotte. I’m 19 years old and major in Computer Sciences at East Normal University. I learn German because I want to do study at Münster University in Germany and obtain my master’s degree there. I have learned German in Goethe-Jinchuang Language Center Shanghai since March 2013. I made a lot of friends during the class and my German language skills have improved rapidly. I benefited a lot from this course.

    Ms. SHAO Xiaoting, 19, Shanghai

    My name is Riccardo. I’m 35 years old and come from Italy. I have been working in Shanghai as an engineer for two years already. Learning German is great fun and means a lot to me. I learn this language, in order to start a new career in Europe. I have found a position in Den Haag ( the name of a city in Holland), which requires German. I love the interactive lessons here. Studying German with my classmates has given me a lot of pleasure and good memories.

    Riccardo, 35, Italy

    I have been learning German in Goethe-Jinchuang Language Center since September. In 2010 I was studying in Germany. I think the educational system in Germany has some significant advantages over the one in China. So, I really want to further study in Germany. Now I’m taking the B1.1.2 course, which is effective and great fun. I made a lot of new friends here. I’m so happy, as I’m learning German in a very motivating environment.

    Ms. CAO Tianyuan, 24, Shanghai

    I work in a German company. Every day I have to deal with plenty of documents in German. That is why I started to learn German in March 2013. At first, I didn’t find German easy at all. But gradually, I developed a grasp of the rules. I have already been fascinated by German, for what I encountered at Goethe-Jinchuang Language Center was not only a new language, but also the culture that goes along with it. Learning German helps with my career, too, since I can communicate with my German colleagues in a more efficient way, for instance.

    Ms. ZHANG Junyu, 34, Shanghai

    I have been in love with the German language for a long time. I find Germany to be a beautiful country and I hope I can communicate with Germans freely and go to Germany one day. In order to do so, I came to Goethe-Jinchuang Language Center Shanghai to learn authentic German. I could talk more in German after the B1.1 course, which was great fun. The learning atmosphere here is fantastic. What’s more, particularly my spoken German has improved. My German teacher is not only very patient, but he also has a great sense of humor. Diligence and interest are important for learning. I’m firmly convinced that I can speak German fluently in the near future.

    Ms. LI Yanjun, 20, Student


    Registration winter courses 2021


    Online ◆course type: online course via Zoom ◆group size: 12 to 18 participants ◆course duration: Jan. 25, 2021 to Feb. 10, 2021 ◆course time: Mon.-Sat. 8:30-12:45, 5 teaching units each course day, 15 course days Read more >

    Apply for our courses from February 2021: offline courses or online courses


    From now on you can sign up for our courses, beginning in February 2021. Online courses: http://shanghai.goetheslz.com/en/courses/37 Read more >

    holiday notice due to Xmas and New Years


    Goethe-Jinchuang Language Centre Shanghai will take a short break for Xmas and New Years on December 25 and January 1 to January 3. Only the teenage courses will take place on January 2. This applies to classes as well as our reception. Read more >

    Bank Details

    Name: 上海市静安文化进修学校学杂费存取专户

    Account Number: 1001211329214479869

    Bank: 工行静安支行

    Teaching Facility Jiaozhou Lu

    • Jiaozhou Lu 601, House No. 3

    Transportation: Buses No. 23, 40, 113, 824, 830
    Metro: Changping Lu (Line 7, approx. 5 min)

    Language Office / Teaching Facility Julu Lu

    Opening Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 9:00-17:30; Payment: in Julu Lu on Wednesday and Friday from 1 pm to 4:30 pm

    Transportation: Buses No. 49, 71, 94, 127, 148
    Metro: Jingan Temple (Line 2 or Line 7, approx. 10 min)
    Metro: South Shaanxi Road (Line 1 or Line 10 or Line 12, approx. 15 min)

    Teaching Facility Changde Lu

    • Changde Lu 814,2. floor, Room 201 and 203

    Transportation: Buses No. 76、138、113、765
    Metro: Changping Lu (Line 7, approx. 2 min)