The Goethe-Institut is active around the world as the official cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany. We promote knowledge of the German language and foster international cultural cooperation. By providing information on Germany’s cultural, social and political life, we convey a comprehensive picture of Germany.
Expertise in German
The Goethe-Institute has more than 60 years’ experience in teaching German as a foreign language, teacher training and the development of curricula, examinations and course materials.
A global network
There are 158 Goethe-Instituts and 12 liaison offices in 93 countries, 12 Goethe-Instituts in Germany and 750 cooperative partners around the world. The courses in Germany and abroad are closely coordinated, and the classroom courses are complemented by distance learning programs.
The Goethe-Instituts in Germany
At the 12 Goethe-Instituts in Germany - Berlin, Bonn, Bremen, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt am Main, Freiburg, Göttingen, Hamburg, Mannheim-Heidelberg, München, Schwäbisch Hall – you’re always in good hands – whether you need to learn German for your work or in preparation for university studies or just want to speak German for the fun of it. Our institute teams are there to provide you with service and support whenever questions arise.
Language instruction from every angle
Every one of our language courses includes: individual placement in courses and ongoing consultation on your learning approach, support with examination preparation, multimedia self-learning opportunities in the media resource center and an exciting cultural and leisure program – so that you really get to know Germany.
International groups, state-of-the-art equipment
Our institutes are equipped with the latest learning and presentation technologies, including WLAN, PCs, LCD projectors and interactive whiteboards. You’ll be learning in international groups, speaking German right from the first lesson. And in your everyday activities and leisure hours, you’ll have the opportunity to put what you’ve learned into practice.
Recognized exams and certificates
At the end of your course we will present you with a certificate. You can also take a Goethe-Institut examination. Of course we’ll provide you with individual advice and support as you prepare. Your Goethe certificate is a record of your course for career or study purposes that is recognized around the world.