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Important Announcement concerning Covid-19

From the start, the Goethe-Institut has been closely monitoring official information and taking action to prevent the spread of the virus.
We have changed our opening hours for our reception and reading room. If you would like to visit us outside of these hours, you can do so after arranging an appointment with us by email or phone. We are happy to help.


New Opening Hours - Square© Goethe-Institut

German language courses #onlinestattcorona

In addition to our face to face classes at the Goethe-Institut in Wellington and Auckland we offer digital alternatives. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions: german.wellington@goethe.de

Our Online courses


If you need to sit an exam you can do so after arranging an appointment with us. Please do not hesitate to contact our language course office if you require an appointment or have any questions, either by phone (04 3856924) or email:german.wellington@goethe.de


Please check our webpages or social media for up-to-date information.

General Information

Please check our webpages and social media about current developments. For general enquiries please contact us via email: info.wellington@goethe.de

Frequently Asked Questions

All language course particpants in our current courses will finish the course together with their teacher in a digital format. Your teacher will be in touch and inform you about the next steps. You will find this information in your Online Classroom.

Courses in Term 3: We will let you know the plan for Term 3 in good time.
Participants will be contacted individually. Please do not hesitate to contact our language course office if you have any questions:
You can reach us as normal by email or phone or visit us at the Goethe-Institut. We look forward to hearing from you.


General inquiries: 
Ph +64 4 3856924

German courses and exams: 
Ph: +64 21 829027

Head of the Language Department, Judith Geare:
Ph: +64 21 825 667

Online learning, reading, information

Intellectuals and artists around the world on the social consequences of the pandemic © Kitty Kahane

Day-Afterthoughts: Reflexions on a post-corona-time

A virus is showing us how globally networked and yet how fragile our public life is. Here are some responses from intellectuals and artists around the world with regard to our present predicament and what lies in store for us afterwards.

Logo of Kulturama.digital in blue, white and orange with a pair of glasses, eye and mouth in the background. Illustration: Tobias Schrank © Goethe-Institut

International Livestreams

Kulturama brings international culture into your living room: house concerts live from Buenos Aires, puppet theatre from the kitchen or live acts from the Berlin club scene. Organisers enter their events and open them to international audiences. Spectators can find dates and support artists with donations.

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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.

Onleihe - films © Goethe-Institut

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.

Illustration of a man and a woman infront of a computer Illustration: Tobias Schrank © Goethe-Institut

For German Langueage Learners
Couchpotato – Learn German at home

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

Illustration of a child and a young adult infront of a computer Illustration: Tobias Schrank © Goethe-Institut

For Children and Young People

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!