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Enjoy a hot summer in the city with some cool German!

Experience fun activities including games, films, music, and explore Chicago – all while learning German!

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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 ...


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    Current Projects

    Just Add German

    Our new campaign features VIP and student video testimonials, fun contests, teacher kits, and the US tour of the German pop band Tonbandgerät.
    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.

    Weblog: ready, steady – chicaGO!   deutsch

    Young people from Germany report on and from the metropolis on Lake Michigan, as they discover what President Obama’s hometown has to offer.

    Goethe-Institut USA

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


    150 North Michigan Avenue
    Suite 200
    Chicago, lllinois 60601, USA
    phone: +1 (312) 263-0472
    fax +1 (312) 263-0476

    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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    Film Archive USA

    Documentaries and feature films for cultural and educational institutions