... to the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles. We connect people worldwide. As the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany, we promote cultural exchange, education and social discourse in an international context and support the teaching and learning of the German language. Together with our partners we look at global opportunities and challenges and bring different perspectives into a trustful dialogue. We see listening and reflection as keys to good communication. We are committed to the principles of openness, diversity and sustainability. These principles shape our offerings and operations.

View into the Project Space without any people Foto: Iwan Baan / © Goethe-Institut Los Angeles

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


Experience culture live

Projects of the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles


Neighborhood Interpretive Center

The Neighborhood Interpretive Center is a hyperlocal initiative of cultural programs that focus on and uplift the MacArthur Park/Westlake neighborhood and surrounding areas. 

Grafik Neighborhood Interpretive Center © Goethe-Institut © Goethe-Institut

Germany and Los Angeles
Worlds of Homelessness

“Worlds of Homelessness” proposes an interdisciplinary and global engagement with homelessness and its connections to inequality, gentrification, racism and migration. Learn more about these issues.

Image: have you ever felt invisible © Goethe-Institut / Foto: Loredana La Rocca © Goethe-Institut/Loredana La Rocca

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.

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

From our Magazine

Editorial projects

Gegenüber - the digital magazine
Synthetic Truth

Is truth a personal opinion in the digital age? Experts, artists, and thinkers weigh in on the ways artificial intelligence is shaping society, from enabling creative collaboration to threatening democracy as we know it. Journey into the heart of the debate in the latest issue of our Gegenüber Magazine.

A robot paints a natural landscape prompt by Lord Jim @ Midjourney AI prompt by Lord Jim @ Midjourney AI

Digital Zine

The earth rotates, everything is in constant motion, change is a necessity. It’s high time for a magazine dedicated to stillness: a collection of pieces from international artists and writers in homage to standstills and their poetic beauty.

A television photographed in 2006, still from “Germany’s Most Beautiful Railways” Photo: Goethe-Institut Photo: Goethe-Institut


How do we innovate and make progress? Our answer: often by mistake. We’re celebrating mistakes and their innovative power in this collection of big and little mistakes in art, language, technology, and society.

FEHLER Key VIsual Design: Tobias Schrank Design: Tobias Schrank

Visit us Goethe-Institut Los Angeles


1901 W. 7th Str.
Suite A/B
Los Angeles, CA 90057

Opening hours

Info: Please note that the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles does not currently have regular visitors hours. Visits are only possible with prior notification, simply request an appointment by phone or email.
Tue–Thur: 10:00–17:00
Fr: 10:00–15:00
LA Westlake Theatre © Goethe-Institut

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