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.

Learn German with the international market leader in German language teaching! Profit from the Goethe Institutes’ extensive experience in teaching methods, teacher training on current topics, exam structures, and cross-cultural exchange. Whether for leisure, work, study, or everyday life, the Goethe-Jinchuang Language Centre is your qualified language partner.

our features


Intensive Consultation and Mentoring

  • In a consultation session we first find out what your learning goals are and what you want from the course;
  • An appropriate course is then selected based on your prior knowledge of German (assessed through a short test), and mutually defined learning goals;
  • Throughout the course we are available for any questions and feedback you may have.

Highly Qualified Teaching Staff

  • A well founded DaF-education and teaching experience are important steps for teachers to gain a good knowledge of teaching methodology;
  • Many of our teachers have completed the highest language competency exams of the Goethe Institute, the Goethe-Zertifikat C2: GDS , which corresponds to the highest level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages;
  • Continuously high standards are guaranteed through the wide array of continuing education available to our teachers, provided by globally active lecturers with longstanding experience;
  • Our well equipped library offers teachers an assortment of supplementary teaching materials, to make German lessons more interesting and varied;
  • Regular observation of classes guarantees standards and optimisation of lessons.

Modern Teaching Techniques

  • Our seating arrangement is specifically designed to enhance communication during lessons and enable modern teaching methods such as partner and group work;
  • We create a more natural, less classroom style, ambiance for speaking German;
  • Participants learn actively, not passively;
  • Grammar is explained in an inductive manner;
  • In addition to course materials, our library offers teachers a wealth of additional materials to enhance lessons;
  • Through the use of multi media materials, lessons become more vivid and colourful;
  • Vocabulary and structures will be captured in images and mimicry, to teach participants how to learn German through rhythm, music and movements;
  • Lessons follow the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Globally Recognised Exams

  • Examinations correspond to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR);
  • After course completion, taking part in our exams proves that you have successfully attained that level;
  • Our exams are globally recognised;
  • The globally recognised standards mean that with a certificate of a completed course, you can continue the next level of your German studies in another town or another country anytime;
  • If you are planning to study in Germany, Goethe Institute certificates are especially valuable as proof of German language skills;
  • With a Goethe Institute certificate, you have a qualification valuable to any German company with offices in Shanghai.

Quality Assurance

  • We regularly observe our classes and conduct questionnaires to assure our language courses offer a consistently high quality;
  • By making further education and training available to our teachers, we ensure that the newest teaching methods are used during lessons;
  • We have small class sizes to ensure learning successes.

Our Management Staff

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)

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, Friday and Saturday 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)