...to the Goethe-Institut Boston, the first Goethe-Institut in the United States. Founded in 1967, we have been successfully promoting an ongoing dialogue and exchange between the United States and Germany for over 50 years. We support learners and teachers of the German language, present German culture abroad and help shape an understanding of Germany today. Join us!

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German for Everyone

Language. Culture. Germany.

The Goethe-Institut is the market leader with German language learning services in 90 countries. We offer a complete portfolio of courses and exams as well as special programs in German for fluent speakers, including:

  • Courses, for every level taught by certified instructors using our proprietary immersive learning materials
  • In-person programs for German immersion experience
  • Materials, coaching and support for teachers and students of German in schools and universities
  • Internationally recognized language certificate examinations

Living German

Immerse yourself in German, meet new people and learn new skills with our variety of in-person language programs. 


Cultural Programs

Diversity in New Music

Through a mix of virtual and in-person panels, brainstorming sessions and performances we want to inspire cross-cultural awareness, action and coalition building around the topic of diversity in new classical music.

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Studio 170

The Goethe-Institut Boston opens its unique, flexible space in Bostons Back Bay to artists and creatives from New England as a “laboratory” for ideas. Jury-selected artists present their experiments to the public in short residencies throughout the year.

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Kino@Goethe Film series

Kino@Goethe brings German film history to the newly renovated Goethe-Institut Boston. On the last Wednesday of every month, at 6:30 PM, we are exploring different distinct eras of German film history. 

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Visit Us Goethe-Institut Boston


170 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116



+1 617 610-9398

Language Office

+1 617 893-3453



Opening Hours

Mon - Fri: 10am - 4pm
Mon - Thu: 09am – 3pm (by appointment +1 617 893-3453)
Goethe-Institut Boston Entrance © Mark Römisch, 2019

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