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Rethinking: Learning from Nature

The exhibition can be seen from February 11 – March 3 at Seeley G. Mudd Library, Pomona College, 333 N College Way, Claremont, CA. More...

Reading Jutta Richter

German children's author Jutta Richter will read from her book "I am Just the Dog Around Here". Sunday, 2/14, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, at the Goethe-Institut San Francisco. More...

New 9-week German language classes starting February 22!

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

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    German Courses & Examinations

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    Current Projects

    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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