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New 9-week German language classes starting November 30!

Enroll now and become proficient in German! We offer German courses for all levels and conversation courses for intermediate and advanced students. More...

Exhibition: "Surfers’ Blood"

„Surfers´ Blood“ offers a multifaceted perspective on the world of surfing. The exhibition can be seen from 11/16/15 - 12/17/15 at the ART-Lounge of the Goethe-Institut San Francisco. More...

Film: "I Wanna Surf"

A Swiss surf documentary. Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 6:30 pm, at the Goethe-Institut San Francisco. More...

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    Current Projects

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    3rd Berlin & Beyond Honolulu - Nov. 6-8   deutsch

    Berlin & Beyond returns to Hawaii at University of Hawaii Manoa's Art Auditorium with seven sensational films, opening with Edward Berger's 2015 Lola Best Film in Silver winner "Jack".
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    Applications Open for Youth 4 German Cinema 2015-16   deutsch

    Movie fans ages 13-18! Apply for an exclusive opportunity to fly to San Francisco to participate in the 20th Berlin & Beyond Film Festival.

    Blog: Little Golden America Revisited   deutschenglish

    Follow German author Felicitas Hoppe on her journey across America, as she retraces the steps of the Russian writer duo Ilya Ilf and Yevgeny Petrow 80 years ago.

    Step into German   english

    Learn German the fun way – through music, soccer and film!

    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.

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