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 Pakistan
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 center of the Goethe-Institut Karachi provides information on current aspects of cultural, social and political life in Germany. The library offers a wide selection of German literature, current monthly and weekly magazines, and German films (with English subtitles). Numerous materials for learning the German language are also available. The library also offers free Onleihe. Our members can access e-books and e-DVDs e-audios, daily e-newspapers and e-journals. The Information Center helps with questions about studying in Germany.