Because language and culture are important.
Language and culture connect people.
Can people speak to each other?
And do people know the culture of other people?
Then people can understand each other better.
The Goethe-Institut has been around for over 70 years.
The Goethe-Institut is an association.
The association cooperates with the federal government of Germany.
Goethe-Instituts around the world
There are Goethe-Instituts all around the world.
In total, there are more than 160 Goethe-Institut locations.
On the subject of language they offer the following:
Further education for German teachers
You can take courses directly at a Goethe-Institut.
You can also take courses on the Internet.
A lot of learning material on the Internet is free of charge.
On the topic of culture the Goethe-Instituts offer the following:
Cultural events for everyone.
Support for artists
There are libraries at the Goethe-Instituts, too.
There, you can borrow books and films, for example.
The Goethe-Instituts also cooperate with other institutions.
For example, with:
The Goethe-Institut doesn't have a lot of information in easy-to-read yet.
The Institutes are working on improving that.