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German courses

Learn German with the international market leader for German courses.

German exams

You can certify your language skills by taking a Goethe-Institut German exam.


Film screenings, exhibitions, lectures, concerts, readings and more - see all the event that the Goethe-Institut Chicago is hosting in Chicago and and the Midwest!

About us

We promote the study of German abroad and encourage international cultural exchange.


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

The Digital Kinderuniversity

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. 

Goethe Pop Up Kansas City

Goethe Pop Up Kansas City

Through art exhibitions, music, dance, and theatre performances, film screenings and more, the Goethe Pop up Kansas hopes to serve as a platform for an exchange of shared values and ideas between German and American artists. Stop by for German literature and newspapers, children’s activities, language clubs, and more.

Bauhaus & The US

The Bauhaus & The US

The Goethe-Institut is celebrating 100 years of Bauhaus. Here, you'll find a timeline of events surrounding Bauhaus in the U.S., background articles on Bauhaus members who emigrated to the U.S., a list of events in 2019 and general information on Bauhaus. 
A project in the framework of the Year of German-American Friendship.