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Goethe-Institut London
Latest Information Regarding Coronavirus

Due to the current situation, the Goethe-Institut London remains closed until further notice.

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:
sign up to our newsletters and follow us on social media for information on our digital offers, such as our podcast, livestreams and eLibrary "Onleihe".

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-london@goethe.de

German Exams

We have now started holding some German exams again, keeping numbers low to allow for social distancing and giving time for airing and cleaning rooms between sessions. 

If you have any questions, please contact us:
exams-london@goethe.de

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:
teacher-services-london@goethe.de

Events

We have postponed many of our planned events to a later stage and have shifted several events into the digital space. Follow our newsletters to stay informed or be inspired by our calendar for digital cultural events, where we selected online events and offers from the German-speaking world of culture and the arts for you!

Library

While our library is closed to the public, you can use our free eLibrary "Onleihe". All library loans have been renewed until 1 October 2020 and there will be no charges for anything on loan until that point.

If you have any questions, please contact us:
library-london@goethe.de

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.
Since the beginning of July we have been offering German  language exams again at the Goethe-Institut in London. We are keeping numbers low to allow for social distancing and giving time for airing and cleaning rooms between sessions. To keep everyone safe some special rules will apply which will be explained to you when you book.
You can withdraw from your course and your exam within 14 days after you booked it.
All library loans have been renewed until 1 October 2020 and there will be no charges for anything on loan until that point.

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

#MeetOnline - Learn, read, stay informed

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 and book your German course!

Cover - Onleihe: The Digital Library Illustration: Maria Tran Larsen © Goethe-Institut

"Onleihe" - The free eLibrary!

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

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For Children and Young People
#Ersatzprogramm

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!
 

Illustration of a man and a woman infront of a computer Illustration: Tobias Schrank © Goethe-Institut

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.


#StayHome - Enjoy Culture!

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International Livestreams
Kulturama.digital

Kulturama brings international culture into your living room: house concerts live from Buenos Aires, puppet theatre from the kitchen or live acts from the Berlin club scene. Organisers enter their events and open them to international audiences. Spectators can find dates and support artists with donations.

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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!

Couch Lessons Illustration: Marcia Mihotich

Generation A=Algorithm
Couch Lessons

Get comfortable on your couch - it's time for another episode of “Couch Lessons”. Every Wednesday, experts in artificial intelligence (AI) from around the world will discuss the opportunities, challenges, and risks associated with algorithmic decision making systems.

Drawn picture; 2 people sit next to each other, inbetween them plays a radio Tobias Schrank © Goethe-Institut

Stories Told by Famous Authors
Time to Listen

The current situation has forced many people around the world to stay at home and follow the news. The project Time to Listen presents a collection of stories - told by storytellers from all genres of art, from all over the world: T. C. Boyle, Herta Müller, Ken Follett and many more are welcoming you!

Digital Cultural Events: Two figures with typewriter, piano keyboard, books and music notes © Goethe-Institut / Illustration: Katta Rasche

Calendar for digital Cultural Events

Empty cinemas, closed theatres and galleries, cancelled concerts and poetry slams – the coronavirus is massively impacting cultural life. So more and more artists and organisers are putting their cultural offerings online. Every week we present the latest online events and offers from the German-speaking world of culture and the arts. 

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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