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German exams

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


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.



Which topics and discourses are we dealing with worldwide? The online magazine Zeitgeister invites experts, artists and authors to a joint exchange. It offers local and global perspectives - on postcolonialism, sustainability, post-digital cultures, feminism and current affairs.

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Goethe on Demand: Happy Birthday!

A number of major birthdays of famous filmmakers are coming up again in 2022.  Once a month, our new birthday calendar will honor a selected birthday child (filmmakers, screenwriters, actors, camera operators, editors) with an appropriate film recommendation. For one month, one of their films will be available via Goethe-on-Demand.

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Teach with us! 

Are you interested in teaching German? Do you have a degree in German? Are you a native German speaker with a university degree? 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.