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Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year!

The Goethe-Institut San Francisco is closed from Wednesday, December 24, 2014, through Sunday, January 4, 2015. Classes will resume Saturday, January 10, 2015.

Exhibition: "The Other Worlds of Werner Herzog"

The Goethe-Institut San Francisco hosts a special multimedia exhibition, which originally exhibited in honor of Werner Herzog’s 70th birthday in 2012 at the Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu (CoCA Torun) in Torun, Poland. Opening reception: Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 6:30 pm. More...

Teachers of German as a Foreign Language

The Goethe-Institut San Francisco is seeking Teachers of German as a Foreign Language starting February 2015. The Goethe-Institut is looking for highly motivated teachers to join our team in the language department. More...

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    German Courses & Examinations

    Learn about German courses and examinations in San Francisco. More ...


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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!

    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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