Tasks and Targets
Photo: Goethe-Institut/Loredana La Rocca
Sprache. Kultur. Deutschland.
The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach.
We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany by providing information about cultural, social and political life in our nation. Our cultural and educational programmes encourage intercultural dialogue and enable cultural involvement. They strengthen the development of structures in civil society and foster worldwide mobility.
With our network of Goethe-Instituts, Goethe Centres, cultural societies, reading rooms and exam and language learning centres, we have been the first point of contact for many with Germany for over sixty years. Our long-lasting partnerships with leading institutions and individuals in over ninety countries create enduring trust in Germany. We are partners for all who actively engage with Germany and its culture, working independently and without political ties.
Goethe-Institut Bangladesh is located in the pulsing heart of Dhanmondi, in the neighborhood of many international and local cultural institutes and educational institutions with whom we cooperate closely partially. In addition to a wide range of cultural events presenting German culture abroad and enhancing the intercultural exchange we offer language courses and examinations on all levels and for different target groups.Within the framework of the initiative “Schools: Partner for the Future” the Goethe-Institut cooperates with five schools in Dhaka and Chittagong, where German classes shall be introduced in the medium term. Currently the future German teachers are trained linguistically and methodologically. For the students various cultural programs with reference to Germany are organised.
The library of the Goethe-Institut in Dhaka with a stock of approximately 5.000 media conveys information about current aspects of the cultural, social and political life in Germany. Furthermore several PCs are available for students and visitors.
Finally, a Deutsche-Welle-Point and an consultant office of the German Academic Exchange Service are also located at the Goethe-Institut.