Coronavirus Updates

Our institute is temporarily closed to the public and our staff are working from home. You can contact us at:

  • LANGUAGE COURSES: We have instituted our contingency plan to allow for all current and upcoming language courses to continue as scheduled online.
  • EXAMS: All April examinations have been cancelled!
    The C2 exam that was scheduled for April 7 has been postponed until May 4.
  • IMMERSION DAY:The German Immersion Day on April 4, 2020 has been cancelled!
    Thank you for your understanding.
  • EVENTS: All cultural events at the Goethe-Institut Chicago are cancelled until the end of April.
Check back here or on our social media channels for the most up-to-date information. Please look after yourselves and each other. Stay home

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We promote the study of German abroad and encourage international cultural exchange.




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For learners | kids
Digital Kinderuniversity

The Digital Kinderuniversity is a free and brand new learning platform. Kinderuni students explore scientific phenomena digitally through fun videos and  tasks. At the same time, they learn German in a fun and playful way. Enjoy!

Serienfieber Illustration einer Hand mit Fernbedienung © Colourbox / Image editing Goethe-Institut Los Angeles

German Series in the USA
Binge Fever!

Television “Made in Germany” is having a golden moment with the rise of international streaming services. In this dossier, we highlight binge-worthy German serials and fill you in on where to watch them in the USA.