... 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

German Promotion Project
Vorsprung durch Deutsch

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 German Promotion Project (GPP), a scheme that will champion German as a subject in English schools.


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Art and Technology

Everyone’s talking about digitisation yet some seminal new technologies are unknown to the general public. With an aim of boosting digital literacy in civil society, we start up projects about technologies that have the potential to transform society. 

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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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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 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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