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Visit the Goethe-Institut Chicago with your students!

In order to prevent spreading of COVID-19, Goethe-Institut Chicago is currently closed for guests. Therefore, no in-person class visits will be offered in December 2020. However, we would like to carry on the tradition of Christmas class visits and engage with you and your students virtually this year. Chicago Christkindl Market – which many school classes chose to visit in combination with their trip to the Goethe-Institut - also switched to a virtual format in 2020.

Virtual Christmas class visits

Goethe-Institut Chicago now offers a limited amount of virtual class visit - so sign up now! During your visit, your group will experience a program held in simple German (English may be used if necessary). It includes a short introduction to the Goethe-Institut, a small virtual tour and an interactive cultural studies part on the topic of German Reunification.

Concerning timing, we will work with you to make your visit fit your schedule. The time slots offered are between 30 and 60 minutes long and available any weekday morning between December 1 and 16, 2020. The visit will be held via ZOOM and we will share the link with you once your timing is confirmed. You can both have your students join the ZOOM-call individually or you can join together from your classroom. To ensure that every student is engaged in the activities, we ask for groups to be no larger than 20 students. Should your group be larger, we could offer you two time slots.

To schedule your visit, please fill in the form and e-mail it to Andreas.Woytowitz@goethe.de
For questions, please e-mail or call Theresa Fuchs.

a look back to December 2019

Last year's visits before Christmas took place between December 2 and December 18, 2019. In total, more than 750 students from 23 schools and 4 different states came to the Goethe-Institut Chicago during that time. They learned about the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the division of Germany, and the Berlin Airlift. We want to thank our visitors for the great interest in our program. We had lots of fun during this time!