Welcome...

... 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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The Goethe-Institut opens a window on the German Language to the world. We offer German language courses and exams in over 90 countries.

  • A solution in every situation
  • Every level is covered
  • Internationally recognised language certificates

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Art and Culture for All
Cultures of Equality

We stand up for equality in the cultural realm by providing a forum for underrepresented groups in the arts community to make themselves heard. We support exceptional artists from all walks of life, so art and culture can be used by anyone to explore and celebrate their own creativity.

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AI, Blockchain, Crypto etc.
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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Visit us Our branches in the UK

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

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