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German courses

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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.


Logo WunderbarTogether Deutschlandjahr

Until October 2018
Year of German-American Friendship

Throughout 2019, the campaign "Wunderbar Together" will travel across the entire US, bringing with it a collection of events and exhibits to highlight the unique importance of transatlantic relations.

Goethe Pop Up Kansas City

Goethe in the Crossroads
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.