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Goethe-Institut London
Latest Information Regarding Coronavirus

Due to the current situation, the Goethe-Institut London remains closed until 19 April 2020.

Should you have any concerns about your own health or risks associated with the spread of the virus please refer to the UK health guidelines.

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Digital Formats

We are still here for you:
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German Courses: #meetonline

Continue to learn German - in our Online Group Courses! Check our dates and prices and book the course that suits you best!

While the Goethe-Institut London is closed to the public, we are moving our language courses online!

If you have any questions, please contact us:

German Exams

Exams that were due to take place between 17 March and 19 April 2020 have been cancelled. As soon as the Goethe-Institut London is able to offer on-site exams again, we will offer alternative dates. All participants will be contacted individually.

If you have any questions, please contact us:

Professional Development for GErman Teachers

Professional development courses that were due to take place at the Goethe-Institut London are now being taught online until further notice. All participants will be contacted individually. To learn more about professional development, click here.

If you have any questions, please contact us:


Our events have either been postponed to a later date or cancelled. For the time being, take a look at what digital events we have picked for you!


While our library is closed to the public, you can use our free eLibrary "Onleihe". All media will be extended until 27 April or until 2 weeks after reopening. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Course participants of courses that are currently running are finishing their courses with a teacher in an online course. Your teacher is going to inform you about accessing your online course room.

Online learning consists of three phases:
  • You will meet your teacher and the other participants in online live sessions at the usual days and hours.
  • You work on exercises, tasks and texts individually at home, managed and coordinated by your teacher

Courses starting in April 2020 are going to take place as online live sessions instead of on-site courses until we reopen again.
As long as the Goethe-Institut London remains closed for the public, no language exams are going to take place. If you already signed up for an exam that has now been cancelled, you can switch to a new date free of charge.

After reopening of the Goethe-Institut London, we are going to announce new dates for all language levels!
We are currently offering all participants to rebook their exams that were meant to take place in April and May free of charge, if that is done before the initial date of the exam. For this, please contact the language office.

Language courses are continuing as online courses. For individual advice, please contact the language office anytime!
You can withdraw from your course and your exam within 14 days after you booked it.
Until we reopen, all library loans are automatically renewed. There will be no charges for anything on loan until that point.
​On reopening, we will contact you with your new return date.

Our free eLibrary "Onleihe" continues to be available for you!

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Online Learning

Continue to learn German - online! We are switching from on-site courses to online courses and have additionally extended our online offers. Discover more about our Online Group Courses!

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"Onleihe" - The free eLibrary!

Choose from more than 23,000 German-language eBooks, audio books, movies, magazines, newspapers and also material to learn German!

Talking Culture

Podcast: Talking Culture

We will feature exciting talks, interviews and debates at the Goethe-Institut London, reflecting on worldwide perspectives on contemporary discourses in culture and society as well as insight into the work of artists. Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify and other podcast listening platforms!

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Quiz: How Well Do You Know Germany?

Which church tower in Germany is the world's highest? What is the motto of the Bauhaus School? And what household item, which everyone knows, was invented by a housewife from Dresden? Test your knowledge about Germany - and get to know the country better in our quiz!

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For Children and Young People

Bored at home? Check out our free offers for children and young people, which you can easily access from your own couch. Play, listen, read, and test your knowledge!

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For German Langueage Learners
Couchpotato – Learn German at home

Train your language skills on your own couch: Learn German at home with our various digital tips, interactive exercises and games.

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