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Current Events

FLOW/Im Fluss A site-specific light installation celebrating the 20th anniversary of the sister cities Chicago and Hamburg More...

You've got the green light! Register for German language classes at the Goethe-Institut Chicago on Tuesday & Wednesday, September 9 and 10. More...

Discover a new Path: Explore Germany The Goethe-Institut invites high school students who are interested in science to discover Germany! More...

Big German Career Day – Mit Deutsch Karriere machen! Your students made a decision to study German – and now they are asking questions about how they can use German in their future career. More...

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    German Courses & Examinations

    Learn about German courses and examinations in Chicago. More ...

    Reading Room

    Learn more about society, politics, and culture in Germany. More ...


    Here you’ll find more information about our events in Chicago. More ...

    Current Projects

    Deutsch Online   deutschenglish

    Sign up now for our new group online German course "Deutsch Online". Registration possible until September 8, 2014!

    Just Add German

    Why learn German? We support teachers and students with contests, webinars, social media, and a new video gallery with animations and VIP testimonials.
    Wolf - Copyright Wolff-Verlag

    Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize   deutschenglish

    Awarded each year for an outstanding literary translation from German into English.

    iBook - Strong Bonds: Germany, the EU and the U.S.   deutschenglish

    This book was created for teachers and students of high schools in the US. Teachers of economics, social studies, history and foreign language will find background information about important social, political and economic developments in Germany and Europe.

    Goethe-Institut USA

    Learn more about the activities of the Goethe-Institut in the USA !


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    iBook - Strong Bonds: Germany, the EU and the U.S.

    Politics and Economics in Germany and Europe – free materials for teachers



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