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What we offer

German courses

Learn German with the international market leader for German courses.

German exams

You can get your language skills certified by taking a Goethe-Institut exam.

Onleihe: German Online Library

More than 35,000 German language media are available for downloading from our Onleihe. Anytime. Anywhere. Free.

About us

We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation.

Resource Centre Membership Application

If you would like to borrow one of our resources (books, magazines, dvds) please apply for a membership online. Materials have to be loaned in person through one of our staff members at the reception. You will receive a membership ID. The usual loan period is two weeks. For teachers of German the usual loan period is four weeks. Renewals can be made by email.

Please note that only course participants or teachers of German are eligible for memberships. Teachers of German in remote areas can request a postal loan service.

Current Topics

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Kino in Oz

For #kinoinoz, Brisbane-based film critic Sarah Ward takes a closer look at German films screening down under. Here you'll find everything from film reviews and interviews to festival previews.

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Kinder Uni

The digital Kinder University is an innovative educational project for children aged 8-12, online and accessible to everyone free of charge.

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Bicultural Urbanite

Brianna Summers and other Berlin-based Australians blog about life and culture in the German capital, exclusively for the Goethe-Institut. #BiculturalUrbanite