Events for School Classes

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    Students visiting Goethe-Institut Chicago
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    Students visiting Goethe-Institut Chicago
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    Students visiting Goethe-Institut Chicago
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    Students visiting Goethe-Institut Chicago

Visit the Goethe-Institut Chicago with your students in Winter 2021!

From the 30th November till 18th December the Goete-Institut Chicago will reopen their doors for school classes!

During your 60-minute visit to the Goethe-Institut, we offer your students a program conducted in simple German (English can also be used if necessary). It includes a brief introduction to the work of the Goethe-Institut and an interactive country studies program featuring the new Deutschlandcollage

Combine your visit to the Goethe-Institut Chicago with a visit to the Chicago Christkindlmarkt! This opens daily at 11:00 AM.

As the institute is not fully reopened and the COVID-numbers are slightly rising again, we have made updates in our COVID-19 policy for the class visits. In order to protect our staff, we currently can only allow vaccinated or tested visitors to enter the Goethe-Institut. Thank you for understandig!
You can find the detailed policy below:

Proof of vaccination or negative test is required. Everyone attending the visit will be required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test that was taken within the past 48 hours of the day of the visit (in some cases we will accept a test that was taken within 72 hours – please contact us if you need more time) along with a matching photo ID. Proof of vaccination can be the students’ physical vaccine card or a photo of their vaccine card. Documentation must have the full legal name that matches the students’ proof of identification (driver's license, passport, etc.). Face masks must be worn in the Goethe-Institut at all times. One member of our staff will meet you in the lobby and check temperatures and proof of vaccination / negative tests of everyone before entering the Goethe-Institut Chicago.

Photo permission

We would like to take a group picture during your visit to post it on the website. Therefore we need the permission of the students guardian!

2020 Virtual Christmas class visits

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 Goethe-Institut Chicago offered virtual programming for classes. During their "stay" at Goethe-Institut students from all over the midwest were given a virtual introduction to the Goethe-Institut and then guided through an interactive program by Hanna Kuhn and Christina Pick and introduced to the different realities of life in East and West Germany and political meaning and consequences of the German Reunification.

a look back to December 2019

2019'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. Fitting the theme of the peaceful revolution, 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!