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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.
The Goethe-Institut in Thailand
The Goethe-Institut Thailand was founded in 1960. It was the first Goethe-Institut in Southeast Asia.
We promote and encourage cultural collaboration between Thailand, Germany and Europe by making contributions to festivals and organizing cultural events, exhibitions, productions and artist exchange in the fields of film, dance, music theatre, exhibitions, literature and translation.
The Science Film Festival series, organized by the Goethe-Institut Thailand, gives schoolchildren visual access to knowledge and the sciences.
The Goethe-Institut Thailand runs German language courses 7 days a week. Exams can be taken at all levels. The Goethe-Institut works in collaboration with the Thai education authorities, universities and schools. We regularly offer training and further training for teachers of German and our course participants can take part in our language and cultural activities.
Our modern library has more than just books to offer. We have a broad selection of board games and DVDs and our visitors can gain access to information about Germany via Tablets. We work in close collaboration with other libraries in Thailand.