Responsibilities

  • Cairo, language courses Photo: Bernhard Ludewig
    Cairo, language courses
  • San Francisco, film festival Photo: BARAKSHRAMA
    San Francisco, film festival
  • Tunis, photo workshop Photo: Bernhard Ludewig
    Tunis, photo workshop
  • Johannesburg, performance festival Photo: Lerato Maduna
    Johannesburg, performance festival
  • Brussels, electronic music Photo: Caronline Lessire
    Brussels, electronic music
  • Kolkata, Sasha Waltz choreography Photo: Martin Wälde
    Kolkata, Sasha Waltz choreography
Goethe-Institut sets internationally recognised standards in the teaching and learning of German as a foreign language. It runs language courses, compiles teaching materials, trains teachers, contributes to scientific research and participates in politicolanguage initiatives.

Goethe-Institut monitors trends in Germany and encourages cultural collaboration across the globe by organising programmes of events and making contributions to various festivals and exhibitions in the fields of film, dance, music, theatre, literature and translation.

Libraries and information centres, forums for discussion, diverse print-, audio- and video-publications and our visitors’ service aim to paint a contemporary portrait of Germany, promoting international discourse on the key concerns of what is becoming an increasingly global society.