Tasks and Targets

Aufgaben und Ziele Photo: Goethe-Institut/Loredana La Rocca

Sprache. Kultur. Deutschland.

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 over sixty 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.

Das Goethe-Institut Pakistan

As far as the international cultural corporation is concerned the dialogue between the Muslim and the Western world is the major part of the activities. In this context, the Goethe-Institut Pakistan organizes and supports not only a broad spectrum of cultural events for the presentation of German art and culture, but also works with its partnership-based projects centres on intercultural exchange. Here the Goethe-Institut in Karachi closely cooperates with its Pakistani partners as it does with the Annemarie-Schimmel-Haus (the Goethe-Zentrum, in Lahore), and in a European framework with the Alliance Française and the British Council. 

Our Language Department offers classes for German as a foreign language for beginners and advanced learners as well as executive courses for companies in modern amenities, including an internet class room, and takes central examinations which are recognized worldwide. In addition to language skills social and cultural aspects are being taught as well. 

The Information Centre of the Goethe-Institut Karachi provides information about current aspects of cultural, social and political life in Germany. The Library offers a broad spectrum of German literature. Up-to-date newspapers and magazines, German television and a selection of German films (with English subtitles) cater for the information needs of the visitors. The Information Centre assists with questions concerning studying in Germany. For a small fee only one can also use the Internet Café.