About Us

Goethe-Institut Washington
Goethe-Institut Washington

The Goethe-Institut Washington organizes and supports cultural events that present German culture abroad and that further intercultural exchange. Of special interest to us are film and exhibition projects. Our language department offers German courses, workshops and seminars for teachers of German as a Foreign Language, as well as a wide-ranging testing program to prove proficiency in German.

The Goethe-Institut Washington is responsible for providing cultural programs and pedagogical and language services to the District of Columbia and to the states of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Delaware. A special, wider-ranging focus of our work involves projects using the electronic media (internet, radio, and television) for audiences in the USA, Canada, Mexico, and Cuba. We organize and provide advice about electronic media projects in the areas of cultural programming, language services, and information on behalf of the Goethe-Institut locations in these countries.

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Transatlantic Outreach Program   deutschenglish

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Washington, DC 20001-3718, USA
Tel. +1 (202) 289-1200
Fax +1 (202) 289-3535


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