Tasks and Targets

The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach.

We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany by providing information about cultural, social and political life in our nation. Our cultural and educational programmes encourage intercultural dialogue and enable cultural involvement. They strengthen the development of structures in civil society and foster worldwide mobility.

With our network of Goethe-Instituts, Goethe Centres, cultural societies, reading rooms and exam and language learning centres, we have been the first point of contact for many with Germany for almost seventy years. Our long-lasting partnerships with leading institutions and individuals in over ninety countries create enduring trust in Germany. We are partners for all who actively engage with Germany and its culture, working independently and without political ties.

The Goethe Villa at the opening ceromony Photo: Goethe-Institut Myanmar / Imelda Taurina Mandala

The Goethe-Institut in Myanmar

The cultural programme in Myanmar focuses on encounters between Burmese and German artists, presenting German contemporary culture and promoting German-Burmese cooperation in the cultural and intellectual domain. Among other things, the Goethe-Institut works closely together with the privately-founded Gitameit Music Center and the Yangon Film School, as well as with the French cultural institute in Yangon.

The Goethe-Institut in Yangon has been offering language courses and language testing since August 2013. Promoting the German language in Myanmar and training teachers in the German departments of the foreign language universities in Yangon and Mandalay is very important to the Goethe-Institut.