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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.


The Goethe-Institut’s digital Advent calendar is back!
Advent calendar

This year, join elf Karl and reindeer Matilda, in 24 short stories, as they train to become Weihnachtsmann’s Christmas little helpers. Together with Karl and Matilda, you’ll learn typical words and find out all about Christmas traditions in Germany. With a little luck, you might even win an online German training course!

Reindeer Matilda, elf Karl, Weihnachtsmann and Christkind jump out of a present and are surrounded by other presents and Christmas baubles © Tobias Schrank, Goethe-Institut © Tobis Schrank, Goethe-Institut

Lives of Objects
Virtual Gatherings

This new series of events, Lives of Objects: Virtual Gatherings, aims to form a platform for exchange and discussion about the decades-long and ongoing efforts for the recovery of looted cultural heritage and ancestral belongings to their countries and communities of origin.

Aztec-style logo for Virtual Gatherings in blue, yellow and green © Eno Inyangete © Eno Inyangete

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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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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