Goethe-Institut USA

your hub for learning German online

The Goethe-Institut USA is Germany's offical cultural center with convenient and effective online German courses and internationally recognized language certificates.

As the international market leader for German courses, we bring you unparalleled expertise and a commitment to delivering top-notch language education.

  • online group, individual and business courses for all levels
  • professional and highly trained instructors
  • state-of-the-art, interactive, and fun teaching methods


Gutekunst Prize of the Friends of Goethe New York

Young Translator’s Prize New York

In 2010 the Goethe-Institut New York created a prize to identify outstanding young translators and to assist them in establishing contact with the translation and publishing communities. The application period for the 2024 prize is now open. The deadline to submit completed translations is April 19, 2024.

Gutekunst Prize FOG updated

In the Spotlight

Our Focal Points

Franz Kafka’s Legacy
Being Kafka

Why does Franz Kafka’s spell remain unbroken a hundred years after his death? Why do we still perceive Kafka as so modern and contemporary? Because Kafka wrote such beautiful letters? Because we love drama queens? Because we feel that the world has never been more Kafkaesque than it is today? Join us as we step into Kafka’s world in this issue of the transatlantic magazine Gegenüber! Be Kafka!

Why do we still find Kafka so modern and current? Illustration by Roberto Maján

Street Art in Mexico, Canada, and the U.S.

Urban public spaces are canvases for street art. They reveal the political and social discourse of the city. The #artbits bloggers collect photos of street art from Germany and North America, from Berlin, Mexico City, Montreal, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

Artbits Photo (detail): © Verena Hütter

German Series in the USA
Binge Fever!

Television “Made in Germany” is having a golden moment with the rise of international streaming services. In this dossier, we highlight binge-worthy German serials and fill you in on where to watch them in the USA.

Animated Binge Fever Illustration of a hand holding a remote control © Colourbox / Image editing Goethe-Institut Los Angeles

Digital Junioruni

E-Learning Platform High School

The Junioruni is a digital platform for high school students, their parents, and teachers that combines German and STEM. 

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6 Institutes in the United States

Hände halten ein Smartphone vor einer Hausfassade © Goethe-Institut London, Foto: Gosia Cabaj