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The Goethe-Institut brings the German language into the world: we offer German courses and exams in more than 90 countries. You can practice German free of charge with our diverse selection of online exercises and in the Community. Find out about opportunities for professional development and materials for German teachers (DaF/DaZ).

German courses A1–C2

Learn German in a Goethe-Institut German course – in the USA, in Germany or online.

German exams

Certify your language proficiency by taking a Goethe-Institut German exam.

Teaching German

The Goethe-Institut is the world's leading provider of professional development for German teachers. 

Practice German free of charge

You can benefit from our diverse online opportunities covering language levels A1–C2.

Our commitment to German

The Goethe-Institut is committed to the German language all over the world.

Current projects

Competition "Our sustainable future"

How can we design a sustainable future for everyone? Take part in the contest “Our Sustainable Future” and tell us about your ideas in German. The winning teams will be invited to participate in our international sustainability conference in Berlin. 

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Digitale Kinderuni

The Digital Kinderuniversity ("Kinderuni") is a free educational project for children aged 8-12 years. Students of the online university can explore 30 different lectures in three faculties: Humankind, Nature and Technology. 

SPARK for German

SPARK for German, a joint project of the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) and the Goethe-Institut, provides professional development for future German instructors and enables students across the United States to start learning German at an early age. 

Partners