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-Institut in Namibia

The Goethe-Institut in Windhoek is the only German cultural centre in Namibia. Our aim is to promote the German language through language classes and through courses for teachers of‚ German as Foreign Language’. We furthermore thrive to foster intercultural co-operation between Namibia and Germany. 

Our cultural programmes as well as the information work of the media centre aim to mediate a modern and complete picture of all fields of German life. 
The Goethe-Institut offers an extensive range of educational and training programmes. In addition to programmes for teachers and learners of German and for cultural and media professionals, the Goethe-Institut offers trainings in the field of intercultural communication and integration.Our services are available to anybody interested in Germany, the German language or the German culture.