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Update: COVID-19

Faced with the current situation, we've decided to follow Government regulations and to make a contribution to the containment of Coronavirus infections.

Our Institute in Lagos will be closed from Thursday, 26th of March 2020 until further notice. Our staff can be contacted via email.

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Continue to learn German – online. We are currently converting our classes to online format. Each course participant will be contacted personally. If you have any questions, please contact the language department: language-lagos@goethe.de


Examinations from 23rd of March 2020 onwards are temporarily cancelled. As soon as the Goethe-Institut is in a position to offer regular examinations again, alternative dates will be offered. Those who have already booked will be notified directly. For questions please email: language-lagos@goethe.de

educational services

All conferences and other events in the first half of 2020 have been cancelled. Please make use of our various online offers. If you have any questions please email Friederike.Moeschel@goethe.de


Together with our Niergian partners we had to postpone or cancel further events to prevent any further spread of the virus. Keep up-to-date by subscribing to our monthly newsletter or via social media. If you have any questions please email our Cultural Program Team.


More than 35,000 German-language e-books, audio books, films, materials for German students, magazines and newspapers are available for download in our Onleihe. Register and activate the service to use it on a computer or on mobile devices (Android and iOS). Free of charge. Free of advertising. Around the clock - and from any location.


Stay in the loop about further developments via FacebookInstagram and Twitter. For general enquiries please email info@lagos.goethe.org


Participants of currently running courses will conclude their lessons with a teacher in an online format from March 23rd, 2020. Your teacher will contact you via your online class room
and introduce you to the procedures of the online class room.

Online learning will consist of different phases in each case:
  • You will work on tasks, exercises and texts individually from home, instructed and coordinated by your teacher​.
  • You will work on written send-in exercises, which will be checked by your teacher.
  • You will meet the teacher and other participants in online live phases, in which you will communicate in the online class room on an forum or through a live chat / video chat application.
Courses starting from April 20th, 2020 will be held entirely in the online format outlined above.
Exams are not taking place currently. As soon as the Goethe-Institut is able, alternative dates will be offered.  Every participant will be notified personally. For any question, please write to: language-lagos@goethe.de
We are currently offering all course participants and exam candidates, to rebook their course or exam for free, before they start.To do so, please write to  ​language-lagos@goethe.de
All current lending periods will automatically be prolonged. Our free E-Library is still at your disposal.
Any additional questions you might have can be answered by writing to: 

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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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Train your language skills on your own couch: Learn German at home with our various digital tips, interactive exercises and games.

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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!