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Corona Virus Update

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 Los Angeles is temporarily closed to the public and our staff is working from home.


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german courses #onlinestattcorona

Continue learning German – online. We have shifted all our course offerings to virtual live meetings and will start the fall term as scheduled. Register now for our Winter 2022 courses
Winter Courses 2022 For questions, please contact: germancourses-losangeles@goethe.de 


This video will tell you everything you need to know in order to get ready for your online live session for your German class with the Goethe-Institut.


German Examinations

Examinations have resumed at a decreased capactiy. Special safety protocols will be impletemented to ensure your comfort during the exam. Exams will happen monthly until the end of the year.

More on our German exams


All our events are currently digital and presented online. Please stay in touch via our communication and social media channels.

general information

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

Answers to the most important questions

Spring Blended Learning Courses (april 13 -june 22)

For those of you looking for the most face-to-face time with other students and our teachers, this is the option for you. These courses consist of 50% live group meetings, and 50% flexible online learning, begleitet supported by your tutor. With our sophisticated virtual classroom platform, the online live meetings are just as interactive as meeting at the Institute. The group meetings will take place online until in-person classes can resume safely, after which the classes will be once again held at the Goethe-Institut as usual. Use discount code stayhome20 until April 13 to get a special 20% discount, good only for this term!

Online Group Courses (MARCH 30 | APRIL 13 | MAY 25)

These courses are fully online for the full duration of the term, and are more intensive than the blended courses. You will have some live online group meetings, but not as many as in the blended courses. 8-week and 16-week course options are available. You will be working more independently in this format compared to Blended Learning Courses.
Exams scheduled for March and April 2020 have been cancelled. Please email germancourses-losangeles@goethe.de immediately to discuss rebooking or refund options.

For TestDaF or TestAS bookings, please contact the TestDaF-Institut​ for rebooking and cancellation options.
Bookings for spring courses can be cancelled until the course start. Any fee exceeding a 10% cancellation fee will be waived disregarding the time of cancellation. After courses start, cancellations are no longer possible. Please contact germancourses-losangeles@goethe.de with any questions.

Bookings for the Goethe-Zertifikat exams in March and April can be rebooked free of charge to any other exam date in 2020.

For TestDaF or TestAS bookings, please contact the TestDaF-Institut​ for rebooking and cancellation options.
For all questions that haven't been answered here, please contact: Germancourses-losangeles@goethe.de

Project Space update

Learn, read, inform yourself online

Frau am Laptop © Getty Images

Online learning

With a Goethe-Institut distance learning course, you can decide for yourself when and where you would like to learn.

Deutsch für dich Photo: Goethe-Institut/Sonja Tobias

Deutsch für dich

In the “Deutsch für Dich” community you will find plenty of exercises to help you learn German free of charge, and you can share experiences with other members.


Transatlantic Outreach Program

TOP provides social studies and STEM educators throughout North America with classroom resources, study tours, and up-to-date information about contemporary Germany.

Outline of a head. Inside the head many colourful segments with English writing in them like Togetherness, Solidarity, Social Distancing. © Kitty Kahane

Reflections on a post-corona-time

A virus is showing us how globally networked and yet how fragile our public life is. What does the pandemic mean to and for each of us and for society as a whole? Here are some responses from intellectuals and artists around the world.

Illustration of a man and a woman infront of a computer Illustration: Tobias Schrank © Goethe-Institut

For German Language Learners
Couchpotato – Learn German at home

Train your language skills on your own couch: Learn German at home with our various digital tips, interactive exercieses and games.

Digital Kinderuniversity © Goethe-Institut

Digital Kinderuniversity

The Digital Kinderuniversity is a brand new, completely free, and entirely online-based program. Students can learn German while watching fun videos about science experiments.

Illustration of a child and a young adult infront of a computer Illustration: Tobias Schrank © Goethe-Institut

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!



With our eLibrary, borrowing media is at your fingertips 24/7. This free service allows you to borrow digital media, such as ebooks, audio and video files, and electronic newspapers and magazines, for a predetermined period of time, by downloading them from our eLibrary.

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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.

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.

The Big Pond – A US-German Listening Series .

The Big Pond

From pretzels and beer to the Berlin Wall, from motorcycles to recycling, these 50 radio features explore the relationship between Germany and the US on all levels.

Posthumanism © Stefanie Sixt

At the Threshold of a New Era

What ethical, social and political questions arise when automation and artificial intelligence revolutionize the world of work? In the dossier on Posthumanism the Goethe-Institut Canada takes a critical look at these issues.

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Global Discourse
Timelapse – What will the future hold?

Artists, scientists and activists think about the big questions of our epoch. What do hyper-realistic robot copies and fake news reveal about the future?

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

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.

The design of the exhibition "Queer as German Folk" developed by the Berlin based agency chezweitz graphic: chezweitz

50 years Stonewall Riots
Queer as German Folk

The 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots gives occasion to celebrate, but also to continue the struggle for queer rights. The Goethe-Institut supports debate and remembrance with an international program.

Zeitgeister © Goethe-Institut

Rethinking power relations

The Goethe-Institut invites experts and creatives worldwide to exchange ideas on colonial power relations, their consequences and, above all, how to dismantle them: in discourses, interviews, opinion articles and art projects. For a decolonized and non-racial world.

Dresdner Sempergalerie © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, David Brandt

The German Culture Scene
Cultural Bulletin

What drives the German art and culture scene: what is in demand and what is worth thinking about? Andreas Platthaus, editor of the feuilleton section in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, offers insights and personal analyses of current events in German art and culture.

"Love Forever" by D*Face © D*Face. Photo: Lord Jim

Street Art in Mexico, Canada, U.S.A.

Covering walls and surfaces in cities around the world, Street Art is appreciated by thousands every day as they go about their daily business. In this collection of photos we have captured art in Los Angeles, Mexico City, Montreal, New York City, Toronto, and Washington, D.C.

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The Elite in the Arts

What power drives art to change? What causes new forms of expression and new styles? How does the new come into the world? American and German theoreticians show how the arts continue to develop in sudden leaps and bounds from the tension between popular and elite tendencies.

Tour Total, Berlin Christine Müller, picture alliance/Westend61

Video Series
ARCHlab – Architecture in the 21st Century

In short video portraits, international architects like Christoph Ingenhoven (Marina One) talk about a building designed and realised by them. They keep asking themselves the question: How do we live and work in the future? Our video series ARCHlab shows the answers architects have found to questions like these.

Bauhaus & The US

100 Years of Bauhaus

The Goethe-Institut is celebrating 100 years of Bauhaus. In this online collection, you’ll find a timeline of Bauhaus history in the US, articles on Bauhaus members who immigrated to North America, and more.



In this global conversation, we debate common narratives of populists in different countries: has the “elite” really lost contact with the “people”?  What does it really mean to take people’s fears seriously? Let’s discuss!

Axolotl liest © Olivia Vieweg

Comics from Germany

German-language comics have come a long way since their beginnings, from classics by Wilhelm Busch and Rolf Kauka and the avant-garde of the 90s to today's graphic novels. We take a look back at the last decades of German comic history and speak with some of the protagonists in the scene.

Popcast © Goethe-Institut | Illustration: DOON 東

Music from Germany

In our April Popcast, our music editors once again present new songs from the current German music scene outside of the pop mainstream. 

Deutschland #nofilter © Omar Sotillo Franco/Unsplash, edited by Goethe-Institut

Deutschland #nofilter

What do I cook when the fridge is empty by the end of the month? How do I save the world by the way? And how do I survive my studies? "Deutschland #nofilter" offers tips, curiosities and funny stories about life in Germany.

Shaping the Past / Gestaltung der Vergangenheit

Shaping the past

How does the past take shape? What happens in the process of coming to terms with the past? What social repercussions are associated with the rooting of history in monuments and memorials? These questions and many others are at the center of our project, Shaping the Past. 

Marius Gardeia (model) in Pullman City, flag by Melissa Treutlein (illustrator) Photo: Jonas Höschl

THE BIG PONDER: German Edition
Listen to our episodes in German!

The Goethe-Institut and rbbKultur, a public radio broadcaster in Germany, are bringing you a new audio special straight from Berlin. In this artfully curated miniseries, the production team at rbbKultur recreates eight exemplary episodes of THE BIG PONDER — in German. Happy listening!