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© Photo left: Christa Sommerer: Living Web / Photo right: Jeffrey Shaw: Unmakeable Love

Image as Location

The new transmedia festival, a collaborative presentation of a number of the Bay Area’s leading cultural institutions, is taking place from October 16 – November 20 at venues around the Bay Area. More...

"Third Generation East - Who We Are, What We Want"

Reading with Anne Schreiter, Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley, Friday, November 21, 6:30 pm, at the Goethe-Institut San Francisco, ART-Lounge, 530 Bush Street, San Francisco. More...

New 9-week German language classes starting November 15!

In our upcoming term we offer German courses for all levels and conversation courses for intermediate and advanced students. Enroll now and become proficient in German! More...

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    German Courses & Examinations

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    Current Projects

    Deutsch Online   deutschenglish

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

    Berlin & Beyond Autumn Showcase   english

    The Autumn Showcase at New People Cinema in San Francisco's Japantown will feature four celebrated films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, to kick-off the 2014-15 Season.

    1914–18   deutschenglish

    Offering a wide variety of views and perspectives, the Goethe-Institut reflects on the consequences and implications of the First World War era
    Foto: Zaumseil

    Blog: The Changing City   deutschenglish

    Two artists, two months, two cities – Berlin based artists Naomi Fearn and Marc Seestaedt set out to win the hearts of the City by the Bay and document their experience artistically.

    Step into German   english

    Enter the worlds of German music and Germany’s most popular sport, soccer.

    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.

    Goethe-Institut USA

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


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