Our offerings

German courses

Learn German with the international market leader for German courses.

German exams

You can record your language skills by taking a Goethe-Institut German exam.

Library

Learn more about society, politics, and culture in Germany.

About us

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

Current projects

Sommerhäuser © Prokino Filmverleih

Filmseries
Goethe-Cinema in Ottawa

Goethe-Cinema, the Goethe-Institut Ottawa’s monthly film series: Contemporary German cinema in all its diversity and richness, from fiction to documentary, established to emerging filmmakers, from entertaining to challenging films.

Fehler © Tobias Schrank

Dossier
Mistakes

How does the new come into the world? We celebrate the error and its innovative power: the most beautiful small and big mistakes in art, language, technology and society.
 

City Contours © Tobias Schrank

Cities in Germany
City Contours

German cities are as diverse as the landscape that surrounds them. In our series of city portraits, we embark on a journey through Goethe's homeland.