Open House | Fri, 05/31, 5PM | Goethe-Institut Chicago REOPENING CELEBRATION

Join us for our reopening celebration! There will be music, refreshments, German trivia, and other cultural activities – including personalized, on-demand typewriter poetry, courtesy of the Traveling Typist and live music by Honestly Same.

Stay tuned for more details. We look forward to welcoming you in our new offices!

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Goethe-Institut USA

your hub for learning German online

The Goethe-Institut USA is Germany's offical cultural center with convenient and effective online German courses and internationally recognized language certificates.

As the international market leader for German courses, we bring you unparalleled expertise and a commitment to delivering top-notch language education.

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


Being Kafka

Why does Franz Kafka’s spell remain unbroken a hundred years after his death? Why do we still perceive Kafka as so modern and contemporary? Because Kafka wrote such beautiful letters? Because we love drama queens? Because we feel that the world has never been more Kafkaesque than it is today? Join us as we step into Kafka’s world! Be Kafka!

Why do we still find Kafka so modern and current? Illustration by Roberto Maján

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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150 N Michigan Ave
Suite 420
IL 60601 Chicago


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Note: We are in the process of moving to a new office and are therefore not open to the public. Please contact us via email - you can reach us Monday-Friday, 9am -5:30pm.
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