The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany operating worldwide. We promote the learning and teaching of the German language abroad and foster international cultural exchange. For over 45 years, our institute in downtown Chicago has been a place for ideas, education and social discourse.

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Whatever your next step is

learning German with us will get you there!

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Online and for every level.

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There are many reasons to learn German: traveling, advancing your career, connecting with family or studying abroad. Learn German with the international market leader for German courses.

  • blended-learning, individual and business courses for all levels
  • professional and highly trained instructors
  • state-of-the-art, interactive, and fun teaching methods


Support for German teachers

Do you need free materials for the classroom or interactive educational programs for your learners? Are you looking for in-service training to enhance your teaching skills? Would you like to apply for scholarships to attend training courses in the USA or Germany? We are at your side with advice and support.

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Friends of Goethe Chicago

The aim of the Friends of Goethe Chicago is the advancement of the arts, culture, heritage and science for the benefit of the public in Chicago and the Midwest. The development of major projects depends, now more than ever, on people and institutions willing to support this kind of work.

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Teach with us! 

Are you interested in teaching German? Our language department is expanding, and we are looking for new teachers to join our Chicago team. We are offering an excellent training opportunity that preps you for the “Grünes Diplom,” an internationally accepted German teaching qualification.

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150 N. Michigan Ave.
Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60601


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Note: Our office is open Monday-Friday, 9am -5:30pm. Please make an appointment before visiting the Goethe-Institut.

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