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… to the Goethe-Institut New York, Germany’s cultural institute operating worldwide. We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. We have been operating in New York since 1969 and are a hub of ideas, support, education and exchange.

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Winter Intensive Courses

Our 5-week intensive German courses allow you to make progress fast. Online, in-person and special grammar course options are available.

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Winter Intensive Courses

Winter Intensive Courses

Free Trial Classes

We're offering free trial classes for adult beginners with no prior knowledge of German.

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Learn German from the market leader. We offer German language courses and exams in over 90 countries.
 

  • Highly qualified German teachers and first-class learning materials
  • German courses for all levels
  • Internationally recognized language certificates

Library

Our library & public space welcomes anyone who wants to read, to listen to music, to watch films, to be inspired or to meet other people.

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Projects


German Film Office

The German Film Office is an initiative of the Goethe-Institut and German Films. Based in New York, we collaborate with local partners to bring the best of contemporary and repertory films from Germany to US audiences.

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50 Years of GAPP

The German American Partnership Program is turning 50 this year! There is a lot to celebrate, including 50 years of bilateral exchanges, life-changing experiences, and lifelong friendships. Delve into the rich history of GAPP and stay up to date on upcoming anniversary events.

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Ludlow 38 Online Publication + Archive

Dive into the 11-year history of our Ludlow 38 art space & residency program. With contributions from our jury members, our curatorial residents, Goethe-Institut colleagues, artists, and Lower East Side neighbors.

Ludlow 38 Online Pub

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Gutekunst Prize

Young Translator’s Prize

Established in 2010 & awarded annually, the Gutekunst Prize aims to identify outstanding young translators of German literature into English. Applicants translate a short literary text of about 15 pages, which is judged anonymously by a jury. The prize is open from January 3 to April 7, 2023.
 

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Address

30 Irving Place
New York, NY 10003
USA

Contact

Telephone

+1 212 4398700

General E-Mail

info-newyork@goethe.de

Course Info E-mail

germancourses-newyork@goethe.de

Opening Hours

Mo–Th: 10:00am–6:00pm
Mo–Th (Service w/SelfCheck Machine): 10:00am–6:00pm
Tu, We, Th (Service w/Librarian): 1:00-5:00pm (or by appointment)
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