Publications

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These publications offer information about the Goethe-Institut and its activities.

Cultural magazine „das goethe“

das goethe 1/2019

Cultural magazine of the Goethe-Institut
The seventh issue is devoted to the theme “Cultures of Equality”.  For example you can read an essay by philosopher Philipp Hübl on the ethics of the machine, a reportage by Klaus Bardenhagen on queer Taiwan and an interview with the director of the Museo Nacional de Etnografía y Folklore in La Paz, Elvira Espejo.
 

Annual Report 2018/2019

Annual Report 2018/2019

The bilingual, richly illustrated Annual Report offers an overview of the Goethe-Institut’s worldwide activities. It has insights in the emphases and projects in our spheres of work: language, culture and information about Germany. This year, one focus is on digitisation. The annual financial statement, the infographics with the latest figures and the portraits of our 13 regions provide information about the work of our worldwide network. [more...]

das goethe 2/2018 © Goethe-Institut

das goethe 2/2018

The Goethe-Institut’s cultural magazine
The sixth edition of „das goethe” is dedicatet to the topic freedom. With contributions by the Pulitzer-prize awardee David K. Shipler,  the Angolan writer Ondjaki and a critical assessment on populism by the Polish journalists Jaroslaw Kuisz and Karolina Wigura.

Annual Report of the Goethe-Institut 2017/2018 © Goethe-Institut

Annual Report 2017/2018

The bilingual, richly illustrated Annual Report offers an overview of the Goethe-Institut’s worldwide activities. It has insights in the emphases and projects in our spheres of work: language, culture and information about Germany. This year, one focus is on digitisation. The annual financial statement, the infographics with the latest figures and the portraits of our 13 regions provide information about the work of our worldwide network. [more ...]

 

das goethe 1/2018 © Goethe-Institut

DAS GOETHE 1/2018

The Goethe-Institut’s cultural magazine
The fifth issue of „das goethe“ is dedicated to how people learn languages all over the world and why Computers still fail at translations. With contributions by Alexander Görlach, Miriam Mannak, Kristina von Klot, Henrike Busch and Mari Peegel.​

das goethe 2/2017 © Goethe-Institut

DAS GOETHE 2/2017

The Goethe-Institut’s cultural magazine
The fourth edition of "das goethe" travels to young people in Tokyo, Lagos and Jakarta and asks them, “What do you believe in?”. It contains contributions by Kyoko Iwaki, Dami Ajayi und Arghea Desafti Hapsari.

das goethe 1/2017 © Goethe-Institut

DAS GOETHE 1/2017

The Goethe-Institut’s cultural magazine
The focus of the third edition of the Goethe-Institut’s cultural magazine is an outer-European look at Europe. It contains contributions by Pankaj Mishra, Wang Ge, Alexey Iorsh, Steven Hill, Isabella Gerstner and Juan Gabriel Vásquez.

das goethe © Goethe-Institut

das goethe 2/2016

The Goethe-Institut’s cultural magazine
Entitled “Wohin?” (Where to?), the latest issue of the cultural magazine “das goethe” presents artistic and intellectual positions of partners from the Goethe-Institut’s international network on the topics of homeland, displacement and migration

 

Annual report 2016/2017

Annual Report 2016/2017

The bilingual, richly illustrated Annual Report offers an overview of the Goethe-Institut’s worldwide activities. It has insights in the emphases and projects in our spheres of work: language, culture and information about Germany. This year, one focus is on Europe. The annual financial statement, the infographics with the latest figures and the portraits of our 13 regions provide information about the work of our worldwide network.[more …]

Magazine das goethe © Goethe-Institut

das goethe 1/2016

The Goethe-Institut’s cultural magazine
Our magazine reports about what is moving the world and what the Goethe-Institut is doing to promote understanding and communication. It contains stories about people who work together closely with the Goethe-Institut – for example in the USA, Ukraine or China.

Thematic brochures

Front page: Culture in an Age of Uncertainty report © Goethe-Institut

Culture in an Age of Uncertainty

Report
What is the value of cultural relations? Can cultural relations strengthen societies in transition? A new study commissioned by the Goethe-Institut and the British Council analysed the impact of cultural relations in societies in transition. The result is this report.

 

Kultur wirkt © Kultur wirkt

Kultur wirkt

Thematic brochure
Can we, should we evaluate the impact of art and culture? The Goethe-Institut has been grappling with this question for several years under academic supervision. The result is this thematic brochure.

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Deutsch lernen für das Studium

How do foreign students acquire the necessary language skills for their studies in Germany? This question is at the center of a study by the Goethe-Institut and CHE Consult. From the results, recommendations can be drawn as to how the increasing interest in German can be further strengthened.



 

Games and Politics Games and Politics

Games and Politics

Catalogue of the touring exhibition “Games And Politics”
Whether computer games are seen as a political issue, as an entertainment medium or-even-as art, they all have to be viewed in a contextual manner. Every game positions itself in a society and picks it out as the central issue at the same time. A political relevance can be postulated for all computer games, even if they seem to evade any kind of political action. At the other end of the spectrum are games which are consciously used for the purpose of political education or propaganda objectives. The touring exhibition GAMES AND POLITICS as well as this catalogue examine how computer games unfold their political potential.

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German as a Foreign Language

Willkommen! Willkommen!

"WELCOME!" PHRASEBOOK

The compact language guide is intended to help Arabic-speaking refugees during their initial phase in Germany. It contains important words with pictures as well as relevant everyday dialogues and the respective Arabic translations. 45,000 copies of the language guide have been distributed to initial reception centres in Germany.


 

Freiheiten schaffen – Inklusion leben: Barrierefreie Prüfungen am Goethe-Institut Goethe-Institut

Barrierefreie Prüfungen am Goethe-Institut

Jeder, der Deutsch lernen und eine Prüfung des Goethe-Instituts ablegen möchte, findet geeignete Voraussetzungen vor. Alle Prüfungsinteressierten erhalten die für ihren individuellen Bedarf optimalen Zugangs- und Nutzungsoptionen zu allen vorbereitenden Trainings und Prüfungen. Diese Broschüre gibt einen Überblick über die Angebote des Goethe-Instituts für blinde und sehbehinderte, gehörlose und hörbehinderte sowie motorisch behinderte Personen.

 

FREMDSPRACHE DEUTSCH SPECIAL ISSUE - For learners of German with migration backgrounds

Fremdsprache Deutsch Fremdsprache Deutsch German-speaking countries are facing complex challenges considering the large number of refugees. In particular, there is a very great need for language training and language support. The special issue of Fremdsprache Deutsch (2016) provides guidance and practical assistance for language teachers who work with refugees. Edited by the executive committee of the Goethe-Institut and by Christian Fandrych, Britta Hufeisen, Imke Mohr, Ingo Thonhauser, Rainer E. Wicke and Ulrich Dronske, corresponding member of the Central Agency for German Schools Abroad (ZfA). Published by Erich Schmidt Verlag.

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