Tasks and Targets

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 almost seventy 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 Zypern

The Goethe-Institut Cyprus organises and supports a wide range of cultural events for the promotion of German culture outside Germany and for intercultural exchange.

The language department offers language courses at all levels for different age and target groups as well as advanced training seminars for teachers of German as a foreign language. The Institut is the only examination centre in Cyprus for almost all Goethe-Institut examinations and TestDaF.

The Institut supports teachers of German throughout Cyprus and works together with partners who promote the peaceful and fair cohabitation of all ethnic groups on Cyprus.