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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

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. 

Studienbrücke © Goethe-Institut

Afterschool Programs Gaming in German

How about learning German in a novel and fun way via gaming? Our new 10 weeks after school programs for students in middle- and high schools in the US, Central America and Europe combine award-winning strategy games and German language skills. Free-of-charge; no prior German skills necessary. Run from August- December 2021. 

Federal Election 2021 Illustration (detail): © Goethe-Institut e.V.

German Federal Elections 2021

Do you plan on teaching the German parliamentary elections this Fall, taking place on September 26, 2021?   

Deutsche digitale Kinderuni - Für Kinder von 8 bis 12 Jahren © Goethe-Institut / Kids Interactive

Digital Kinderuni

The Digial Kinderuniversität is a free-of-charge platform for teachers, parents and students that combines German and STEM. 

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Green Academy

45-minute virtual lectures with sustainability education experts. Accompanying materials for each lecture.