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Up to Date Information: Coronavirus

The Goethe-Institut Boston is committed to the health and safety of our community. In light of the current situation, we are following the instructions of the local authorities and doing our part in slowing the spread of the coronavirus.

  • All cultural events at the Goethe-Institut Boston have been canceled or are taking place online.
  • Our offices are temporarily closed to the public, and our staff is working from home.

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German Courses #onlinestattcorona

Continue learning German – online. We have shifted all our in-person offerings to online formats. Every participant will be personally informed. For questions, please contact our language office:

German Exams

German exams are currently not taking place as scheduled. Please contact our language office to learn more about new dates and further details:

Teacher Service

All face-to-face events and seminars at the Goethe-Institut are canceled until further notice. We are working on online formats to continue our support for students and teachers of German in New England. If you want to stay informed, register for our teacher mailing list by sending an email to: 


Our events have been postponed or canceled. Please check our communication channels for updates.

General Information

Please keep checking our website and social media channels for updates and follow the guidelines of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH).

For general information, you can reach us at
Thank you very much for your patience and understanding.

Learn, Read, Watch, Inform Yourself Online

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Online learning

With a Goethe-Institut online or blended learning course, you can decide for yourself when and where you would like to learn.
The Goethe-Institut Boston is offering all levels of classes in great online formats, including classes with weekly live group meetings in digital classrooms.

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From the Boston Office
Picks and Tips by Our Program Curators

Empty cinemas, closed theaters and galleries, canceled concerts—many artists and cultural institutions have put their programs online. Here you will find picks and tips by our own Boston program curators with current offers that you can experience digitally.

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International Livestreams

Kulturama brings international culture into your living room: house concerts from Buenos Aires, puppet theater from the kitchen, or live acts from the Berlin club scene. Enter your events, find dates, and support artists.

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For Children and Teenagers

Bored at home? Check out our fun, interesting, and free online offers which you can easily discover from the comfort of your own couch. Play, listen, read, test your knowledge — happy exploring!

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For German Language Learners
Couchpotato – Learn German at home

Train your language skills on your own couch: Learn German at home with our various digital tips, interactive exercieses and games.

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Watch over 100 German films online

Over 100 German films—classic movies as well as current productions—are available for free on our eMedia platform, the eLibrary.

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Free Excercises
Deutsch für dich

In the “Deutsch für Dich” community you will find plenty of exercises to help you learn German free of charge, and you can share experiences with other members.

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Online Lectures
Digital Kinder University

The Digital Kinder University is an online platform for students (8–12 years old), parents and teachers. No German knowledge required to get started! Digital Kinder University features 30 multimedia lectures in three disciplines (Nature, Technology, Humanities). 

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Shaping the Past

How does the past take shape? What happens in the process of coming to terms with the past? What social repercussions are associated with the rooting of history in monuments and memorials? How can those narratives be shifted or upended through alternative, innovative approaches to memorialization? These questions and many others are at the center of our project Shaping the Past.

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How do we innovate and make progress? Our answer: often by mistake. We’re celebrating mistakes and their innovative power in this collection of both big and little mistakes in art, language, technology, and society.

Picks and tips by our Boston program curators

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Music and Theater

Free streaming links to brighten your home stay.

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Where to find German Films and Series online, and picks from our program department.

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Explore German Literature in Translation.

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Explore Museums and art collections from home.

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for artists and musicians

Helpful links for artists and musicians in New England in these uncertain times.