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Living language

Features, interviews, podcasts and a monthly blog exploring how learning a new language opens up worlds of possibilities, changes your outlook - and boosts your brain! Life is more interesting in more than one language. Find out more here...

Filmstills, German Film Festival 2017 © 2016 Constantin Film Verleih/Gordon Mühle; Studiocanal; Pandora Film/Martin Menke; Wildbunch

Deutsches Filmfestival 2017

The 9th German Film Festival will take place from 5 September until 8 October this year.
Discover and enjoy ten new film productions from Austria, Switzerland and Germany.

Freepost © Bernd Struckmeyer


Anti-liberal, nationalistic movements are gaining in strength around the world. Why are populist tendencies on the rise? How can the values of democracy be protected?

Future Perfect

Future Perfect

The Goethe-Institut and the foundation FUTURZWEI collect stories for tomorrow – lived today, everywhere.             

Lifeswap © Goethe-Institut


Lifeswap is a series of animated Skype chats between Jörg from Germany and Duncan from New Zealand. Facing their respective quarter life crises, they decided it was time for a change.             

Goethe on Air © Goethe-Institut Neuseeland

'Goethe on Air': the cultural radio show of the Goethe-Institut New Zealand

In November 2015, the Goethe-Institut New Zealand went on air with its cultural radio show  'Goethe on Air' at Access Radio (783am). 
Now it appears monthly with different interesting topics each time.

Tanzconnexions © Goethe-Institut


The dossier Tanzconnexions aims to give insights into and information about contemporary styles of dance in the Asia-Pacific region and in Germany.

Calender Stories © Goethe-Institut

Calendar Stories

Sally-Ann Spencer presents Calendar Stories with monthly articles about German literature in English translation. We start off with a writer who you can meet in person at the New Zealand Festival in March. Cornelia Funke will be speaking in Wellington about her latest projects during this year’s Writer’s Week. 

Mein Ort Intro © Goethe-Institut

My place in Germany

Is there a place in Germany that is special to you? We're looking for park benches, crossroads, districts, cities, landscapes or any other places in Germany big or small that turned into "your" place because of their atmosphere, architecture or personal history.