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Update: Covid-19

In keeping with the government measures in response to the global pandemic COVID 19, the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan will remain closed from Saturday, 21 March to Tuesday, 30 June 2020. 

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Please visit the website of the institut in your city and use our social media channels to find out about closures, events, courses, exams and library.

Our staff and faculty are working from home and will continue to respond to queries and bring you news and tips on virtual projects, in a bid to stay digitally connected. 

We wish you all the best. Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay at home.


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German Cinema
Goethe on Demand

In cooperation with Filmgalerie 451 the Goethe-Institut is launching an online streaming program called GOETHE ON DEMAND. It contains an exquisite selection of films, is free of charge and will be available worldwide until 30 June 2020 on Vimeo.

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Digital Snacks

As we all sit at home in the anticipation of socializing again, we bring to you the finest pearls as we rummage through the wide range of online offers: tips from the Onleihe and exciting content from the Goethe online world. Enrich your day with our digital snacks!

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Video Games are an escape from the daily stress, a break from patterns of rumination, and a way to build positive feelings. The Goethe-Institut, with its various editions of Game and Train Jams and in collaboration with game developers worldwide, brings to you exciting mobile games. Check them out!

The title Kulturama.digital is shown against a blue-white-orange background including the following objects: glasses, an eye and a mouth. Illustration: Tobias Schrank © Goethe-Institut

International Livestreams

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. Together and in solidarity through this time.

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Reflections on a post-corona-time

A virus is showing us how globally networked and yet how fragile our public life is. What does the pandemic mean to and for each of us and for society as a whole?
Here are some responses from intellectuals and artists around the world with regard to our present predicament and what lies in store for us afterwards.

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Online Learning

Keep learning German - online. Take a look at the free offer to practice your German.

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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.

Popcast © Goethe-Institut | Illustration: DOON 東

Current Music from Germany

Rock, pop, hiphop, electro: at the beginning of every month, we shine our search beacon into the nation’s studios and clubs from Kiel, up north to Weilheim, way down south. Together with Zündfunk, Bavarian Radio’s scene magazine, we showcase the latest music by riveting off-the-charts bands.

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Calls for Application

During the current closure of the institutes, the calls for application are still ongoing. Have a look at the current calls for application and check if there is anything interesting for you.

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Offer for book lovers
The German List

Demanding, modern German-language literature in English – that is the German List. Since 2009 Naveen Kishore has been editing this series in his publishing house Seagull Books. On the occasion of  the anniversary Seagull Books and the Goethe-Institut present a paperback edition of 25 English translations of German titles.