The Goethe-Institut Chicago organizes and supports a broad spectrum of cultural events, among them the awarding of the Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator’s Prize. Along with being a focal point for the Institut’s work promoting German literature in translation, it also serves as a bridge to the American publishing industry.
Our language department offers courses at all levels of proficiency, workshops and seminars for teachers of German as a foreign language throughout the Midwest, as well as a comprehensive testing program.
In the reading room one can find German literature both in the original language and translation, materials for German as a foreign language, daily and weekly newspapers as well as current German television programming--ideal for all who are interested in German or Germany or who are learning or would like to learn German.
What is a TweetUp? - A real meet-up at a real place
On May 16, the Goethe-Institut Chicago launched the first Goethe-TweetUp. Young people, who meet up in cool places via their Twitter connection, came to watch the new German media art exhibition “Looking at the Big Sky.” The hashtag #TWEETKUNST brought media art professors, students and other interested folk to the Chicago loop to share a Bitburger and some popcorn on a Friday evening. Media Art, a tweet, a conversation; visitors moved between viewing, tweeting and socializing.