Why the Goethe-Institut?
More than a Language School

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Cultural Events

We present a range of events in the arts and humanities, including lectures, artist talks, film screenings, performances, installations, exhibitions, readings, public discussions, and conferences.

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You will find a selection of media in German language and in translation in the library: books, magazines, films, music, apps and games. Dive into current topics and trends, and get to know Germany.

Free online resources

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Deutsch für Dich

On our site, you can practice your German outside the classroom for free. Deutsch für Dich offers resources for independent learning for levels A1-C1 and a worldwide community of fellow learners.

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With our free E-Library you can download and borrow a wide range of digital media such as eBooks, ePapers, eMusic, eAudios and eVideos.


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Placement Test

Not sure which course is right for you? Keine Sorgen! Our placement test makes sure we can advise you which level is right for you. Get off to the best possible start with your German lessons at the Goethe-Institut London.

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Internationally recognised exams

With our language certificate, the Goethe-Zertifikat, you will have official proof of your German abilities that is recognised by employers and schools in Germany and worldwide. The certificate is earned through a series of exams for everyone from beginners to native speakers, A1-C2.

And so much more

We are one part of the worldwide network of the Goethe-Institut, consisting of a total of 157 institutes in 98 different countries. If you move to another city or country, or want to take a course in Germany, you will easily be able to transfer between our various locations.
As a cultural institute focused on German and Germany, our students and visitors come here for similar reasons. Through our courses and our many events, you will have many opportunities to make new friends with similar interests.
When you are one of our students, you become part of our community and have many chances to win prizes. Every term, we hold contests for our students. Previous prizes have included, among other things, free language courses or a trip to Germany!
Every December, we hold a party for our students and visitors. Join us for snacks and drinks, make new friends, and have fun!