Goethe-Institut Continues Language Courses Online in Germany
As part of the nationwide closure of educational institutions, the Goethe-Institut is ending all classroom courses in Germany with immediate effect. All German courses now underway will be offered as online courses from 18 March to 19 April or later. Johannes Ebert, Secretary-General of the Goethe-Institut, has also spoken out in favour of securing the incomes of artists and freelancers in the field of education.
Secretary-General of the Goethe-Institut Johannes Ebert commented on the situation as follows: “Around 90 of our 157 institutes worldwide are now closed to the public. Wherever possible, the language course operations will completely switch to online courses at short notice. For us, too, the health of course participants and our employees in the host countries and in Germany is paramount. We are relieved and grateful that the Federal government is taking precautions to safeguard revenue slumps and liquidity shortages. This must also apply to the protection of artists and freelancers in the field of education. They are a fundamental part of cultural life worldwide and thus make a significant contribution to social cohesion.”