...to the Goethe-Institut Boston, the first Goethe-Institut in the United States. Founded in 1967, we have been successfully promoting an ongoing dialogue and exchange between the United States and Germany for over 50 years. We support learners and teachers of the German language, present German culture abroad and help shape an understanding of Germany today. Join us!

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Goethe-Institut USA

your hub for learning German online

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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


Cultural Programs

Diversity in New Music

Through a mix of virtual and in-person panels, brainstorming sessions and performances we want to inspire cross-cultural awareness, action and coalition building around the topic of diversity in new classical music.

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Studio 170

Our program Studio 170 offers exciting opportunities to New England artists from all fields of artistic practice: an artist residency at the Goethe-Institut Boston (Studio 170 | Residency) and a travel stipend for art projects in Germany (Studio 170 | Germany).

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Open Air Cinema 2023

Summer at last! At the Goethe-Institut, that means unpacking the big screen, hanging it outside in the backyard. Bring your friends, snacks, and beverages. Enjoy entertaining German films together under the stars.

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Living German

Immerse yourself in German, meet new people and learn new skills with our variety of in-person language programs. 

Visit Us Goethe-Institut Boston


170 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116



+1 617 610-9398

Language Office

+1 617 893-3453



Opening Hours

Mon - Fri: 10am - 4pm (by appointment only - info-boston@goethe.de)
Mon - Thu: 09am – 3pm (by appointment +1 617 893-3453)
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