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Current Information: Corona Virus

In light of the current situation, we are following the instructions of the local authorities and doing our part in slowing the spread of the coronavirus.

The Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Chennai remains closed until further notice. 
Our staff and faculty are working from home and will continue to stay digitally connected with you.

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Up to Date Information: Coronavirus


Continue learning German - online. We have switched our physical courses to online formats for you.
If you have any questions, please contactgerman.chennai@goethe.de


We have started with in-person examinations, however for a very restricted number of candidates. 
Online booking for examinations 
If you have any questions, please contactgerman.chennai@goethe.de


Teacher Training at the Goethe-Institut is being offered online until further notice. Every participant will be personally informed.
German Teacher's Training Programme of the Goethe-Institut
If you have any questions, please contactprabhakar.narayanan@goethe.de


Information about all our online events can be found in our Events Calendar.
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Physical visits to the library are now not possible. Appointments for the visits can be made here.
Our free online library Onleihe is always available for you. Register Now!
If you have any questions, please contactLibrary-chennai@goethe.de


Stay up to date with the latest developments through our website and social media channels.
For general inquiries, please contact

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Course participants in courses currently in progress will complete their courses together with a faculty member in an online format. Your teacher will contact you via your online course room and present the exact procedure via the online course room.

Online learning will consist of different stages:
  • You will work on exercises, assignments, texts individually from home, guided and coordinated by your teacher
  • You will complete written assignments, which will be corrected by your teacher.
  • You will meet the teacher and the other participants in online-live sessions. During these sessions, you will communicate with each other either in the course room via a forum or in a live-chat/video-chat application.
For questions please contact: german.chennai@goethe.de
You can contact us at info-chennai@goethe.de 

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Online Learning

With a Goethe-Institut distance learning course you can decide for yourself when and where you would like to learn.

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Deutsch für dich

In the “Deutsch für dich” community you will find plenty of exercises to help you learn German free of charge, and you can share experiences with other members.

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Watch over 100 German films online

Over 100 German films – classic movies as well as current productions – are available for free on our eMedia platform, the eLibrary.

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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.