... to the Goethe-Institut in the UK, Germany's cultural institute operating worldwide. We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation.

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Learn German

Experienced teaching ensures your success

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Learn German from the market leader. We offer German language courses and exams in over 90 countries.

  • Highly qualified German teachers and first-class learning materials
  • German courses for all levels
  • Internationally recognised language certificates



Discover our work

New educational initiative
GIMAGINE - Get set, German!

The Goethe-Institut London is proud to be part of the nationwide Language Hubs programme and the National Consortium of Language Education (NCLE) to implement the GIMAGINE project, a scheme that will champion German as a subject in English schools.


From Germany to the World
Literature and Translation

Novels, essays, poetry, short stories and comics –  literature holds a mirror to society. Language changes and evolves in society and changes the way we write. We work with a worldwide network of writers and translators within a lively German-language literary scene.

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Art and Technology

How can cultural heritage be preserved digitally? With #Heritage_digitised we delve into discourses surrounding the digitisation of art and cultural heritage to ask what does this imply for narratives around postcolonialism, sustainability, representation and diversity? 

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Teaching German

Our offices in London and Glasgow are committed to high-quality in-service training for German teachers. We offer free classroom materials, digital teaching programmes, training courses, scholarships and much more. Find out more about our offers, including the new educational initiative GIMAGINE, and get in touch with our staff.

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Read, Watch, Listen

Anytime - and Free of Charge

Onleihe: The Digital Library

Our digital library 'Onleihe' allows you to borrow more than 23,000 E-books, audiobooks, newspapers and magazines in German and also view films - free of charge.

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Visit us

Our branches in the UK

The Goethe-Institut has branches in London and in Glasgow: the Goethe-Institut London opened in South Kensington in 1962 and the Goethe-Institut Glasgow was founded in 1973.


50 Princes Gate
Exhibition Road
SW7 2PH London
United Kingdom

Tel. +44 20 75964000

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3 Park Circus
G3 6AX Glasgow
United Kingdom

Tel. +44 141 3322555

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2023 sees us looking back on 50 years of collaboration with various cultural and educational institutions in Scotland and beyond. We would like to thank all our friends, clients, artists and partners for their trust and support, and look forward to celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Goethe-Institut Glasgow with you on 28 October!

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