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Spring Language Courses

Check out our full schedule of online & in-person group German courses for children, teens and adults.

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

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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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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.

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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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