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Aktuelle Information: Corona

In light of the current situation, we are following the instructions of the local authorities and doing our part in slowing the spread of the coronavirus.

The Goethe-Institut Chicago is temporarily closed to the public and our staff are working from home.

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Updates to Corona-Virus

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Continue learning German – online. We have shifted all our in-person offerings to online formats. All current course participants will contacted individually. For questions, please contact:

german examinations

German exams will resume in the fall with a limited capacity. Please check here for exam dates.
For questions, please contact:


Currently there are no in-person events at the Institut. Please check our event calendar or subscribe to our newsletter for the latest news about our online events.

general information

Please inform yourself about current developments via our website or social media channels. For all other questions, please contact: info-chicago@goethe.de

Answers to the most important questions

All courses are being held online until further notice.
Examinations have been cancelled until further noticed. For questions, please contact: germancourses-chicago@goethe.de.

For TestDaF exams, please contact the TestDaF-Institut: kontakt@testdaf.de.
For all questions regarding our German courses and exams that haven't been answered here, please contact germancourses-chicago@goethe.de. For all other questions: info-chicago@goethe.de.

Learn, read, inform yourself online

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Watch over 100 German films online

Over 100 German films – classic movies as well as current productions – are available for free on our eMedia platform, the eLibrary.

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Digitals Offers for Teenagers and Kids

Bored at home? Check out our fun, interesting, and free online offers which you can easily discover from the comfort of your own couch. Play, listen, read, test your knowledge — happy exploring!