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Standing in Solidarity with the Black Community

Standing in Solidarity with the Black Community

The Goethe-Institut USA stands in solidarity with the Black community against acts of violence, hatred and racism. Our efforts at promoting a transatlantic relationship between Germany and the United States would be for naught if we stood by in silence during a time of great unrest and upheaval. We are privileged to be located in cities throughout the US with rich Black history, culture, and activism, and we stand with our neighbors in this time.

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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.