Why learn at the Goethe-Institut?

As the official cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Goethe-Institut is a hub of German language and culture in Los Angeles. Learn more about everything the Goethe-Institut has to offer below.

Our methods

  • Deutsch Lehrer und Lernende in einem Klassenzimmer © Goethe-Institut

    Immersion done right: With our courses, you will speak German from day one, allowing you to learn faster and more intuitively.

  • Comprehensive Support © Shutterstock

    Comprehensive Support: Our teachers are ready to assist you in person, via e-mail, chat or in your online classroom.

  • Students speaking Photo: Getty Images

    Speaking, speaking, speaking: Practice new concepts in realistic and relevant situations. Through interaction, you will create unique texts, blogs or podcasts.

  • Authentic Content Foto: Sonja Tobias

    Authentic Content: In each course, you will learn more about German-speaking countries and increase your intercultural awareness.

Events and Online Library

Free online learning resources

Tests and Exams

And much more!

We are one part of the worldwide network of the Goethe-Institut, consisting of a total of 159 institutes in 98 different countries. If you move to another city or country, or want to take a course in Germany, you will easily be able to transfer between our various locations.

As a cultural institute focused on German and Germany, our students and visitors come here for similar reasons. Through our courses and our many events, you will have many opportunities to make new friends with similar interests.

When you are one of our students, you become part of our community and have many chances to win prizes. In our courses and during our events, we regularly hold contests for our students. Previous prizes have included, among other things, free language courses or a trip to Germany!

Every June and December, we hold a party for our students and visitors. Join us for snacks and drinks, make new friends, and have fun!