Goethe-Instituts in the USA
Current Information: Corona

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In light of the current situation, we are following the instructions of the American authorities and doing our part in slowing the spread of the coronavirus.

The Goethe-Instituts in the USA are temporarily closed to the public and our staff is working from home. Stay in contact with us online and discover our digital offers.


Our events have unfortunately either been cancelled or postponed. Please visit your institute’s page for further information on events.

German Courses #onlinestattcorona

Continue learning German – online. We have shifted all our in-person courses to online formats. Every participant will be personally informed. Please visit your institute’s page for further information on German courses.

Resources for German Teachers

German teachers can find numerous teaching materials here, which are either e-classroom ready or can be adapted for use in online teaching! We are also offering new virtual formats starting in May:

  • Grüne Kinderakademie, a sustainability lecture series with a new live episode airing each Thursday.
  • The German American Virtual Exchange (GAVE)a state-of-the-art program that will give you the nuts-and-bolts of running a sustainable virtual exchange program.
  • U- Häppchen are bite-size interactive PDFs that fuse contemporary topics from the German speaking world with authentic, student-oriented tasks. 

german examinations

The examinations currently scheduled for March and April are postponed. As soon as the Goethe-Institut is able to offer in-person examinations, alternative dates will be made available. Everyone who has registered for an exam will be personally informed. Please visit your institute’s page for further information on German examinations.


Our libraries are also no longer open. Please visit your institute’s page for further information on the library.

general Information

Please inform yourself on your institute’s page and social media channels about further developments. For general inquiries, please contact us via e-mail:

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