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Our Commitment to German©

Goethe-Institut USA Commitment to German

Six institutes in the U.S. in Boston, New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco are commited to working together with local, state, and federal partners to ensure high quality standards in the teaching and learning of German.  Our educational programs for German learners cover the entire range of a learner`s biography: From early childhood education in kindergarten, to middle- and high school, to higher education in colleges and universities. We also provide curriculum and study tour experiences relevant to contemporary Germany for specific multiplier groups in North America, including social studies educators, STEM educators, and workforce development professionals. 

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Locations and Contact Information

Find out where we are located and how to reach us.

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German exams in the US

Do you need to certify your knowledge of German? Find a test site in the U.S. where you can take our globally recognized exams accredited by the German government. 

Explore Our Programs

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Teacher Training Portfolio
Professional Development

German educators can chose from a plethora of professional development opportunities: All online!

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German(Y) for Non-German Teachers and Decision Makers
Transatlantic Outreach Program (TOP)

TOP is a leading provider of curriculum and study tours relevant to contemporary Germany for social studies educators, STEM educators, and decision makers.


Student Exchange
German American Partnership Program (GAPP)

Since 1972 GAPP has been supporting teachers and schools in establishing successful bilateral student exchange programs.

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Teacher Training and Labs
Spark for German

SPARK for GERMAN provides professional development for future German instructors and enables students across the United States to start learning German at an early age.

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Network of Excellence- Schools

PASCH (Partnerschulen für die Zukunft) is a network of excellence of over 2000 schools globally. 13 PASCH-schools are supported by the Goethe-Institut in the US. 

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Study in Germany for High School Students
Study Bridge

The Study Bridge program is a multiyear educational pipeline designed to prepare U.S. students with strong STEM interests to embark directly on a course of study in Germany. 

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E-Learning Platform- Elementary & Middle School
Digital Kinderuni

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

Junioruni © Goethe-Institut

E-Learning Platform High School

The Junioruni is a digital platform for high school students, their parents, and teachers that combines German and STEM. 

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Professional Prep for Students in High School and Community Colleges
Career Bridge

The goal of the program is to build a bridge between talented trade students and the German language and vocational system. 

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Alumniportal Germany

Did you study in Germany? Stay in touch and network with thousand of alumni students around the globe. 

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Visit the Goethe-Institut
Field trips to the Goethe-Institut

Take your students on a field trip (regardless whether you have a German program or not) to the Goethe-Institut. 

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Platform for Teachers and Students
Step into German

Music, soccer, videos, podcasts, competitions, charts: Everything you need to know about contemporary modern-day Germany. 

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Build German Programs
German dual language programs

A portal for administrators, teachers, parents, and everyone else involved in establishing or running German immersion programs.

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Digital WanderbUS

The Digital Wanderbus is a 3D-world which you can visit with your students and explore modern day Germany in a fun and playful way. 

German Visitors in Your Class
German for hire

Reserve a German-for-hire ambassador to visit your German class-- whether remote or on-site. 

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Learn German with Hans Hase The Hare

“Learn German with Hans Hase the Hare“ is a fun learning program for children aged 4-6 with no prior knowledge of German.