We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. We convey a comprehensive picture of Germany by providing information on Germany's cultural, social and political life.
Through our network of Goethe-Institutes, Goethe Centres, cultural societies and reading rooms, alongside our examination and language learning centres, we perform the principal tasks of cultural and educational policy abroad. We work in partnership with public and private cultural bodies, the German federal states and municipalities, and the corporate sector.
We draw on the rich variety of our many-faceted open society and Germany's lively culture. We combine the experiences and conceptions of our partners in Germany and abroad with our professional skills and engage in a dialogue rooted in partnership. In doing so, we function as service providers and partners for everyone taking an active interest in Germany and the German language and culture, and act independently with no political affiliations.
We face the cultural policy challenges of globalisation and develop innovative concepts for a world made more human through mutual understanding, where cultural diversity is seen as an asset.
The Goethe-Institut Nairobi offers workshops and teacher training seminars for teachers of German as a second language, and also provides an extensive examination programme. Learning about German life and culture is an integral part of our language courses.
The information centre of the Goethe-Institut Nairobi serves as a resource for those interested in contemporary Germany, and for those interested in teaching and studying German as a foreign language. More than 5,000 books, videos, audio-cassettes, DVDs, CD-ROMs and computer software are available. In addition, we offer computers for access to the internet in Germany and an extensive on-line directory of relevant German websites.