Tasks and Targets

Aufgaben und Ziele

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.

The Goethe-Institut in China

In China, we organize and support a broad spectrum of cultural events to present German culture abroad and facilitate the intercultural exchange between China and Germany.

We offer information about all aspects of cultural, societal and political life in today's Germany. The Goethe-Institut supports the exchange of expertise with Germany and the cooperation with Chinese libraries.

Through a varied range of offered trainings and services for German language teachers in China, we facilitate the education in the German language.

We offer a diverse selection of language courses. The different exams of the Goethe-Institut are accredited all over the world.