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Up To Date Information: Coronavirus

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 New York is temporarily closed to the public and our staff are working from home.

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german courses #onlinestattcorona

Continue learning German – online. We have shifted all our in-person offerings to online formats. Every participant will be personally informed. For questions, please contact:
germancourses-newyork@goethe.de

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free online trial classes

There are currently no free online trial classes scheduled. Please check back here later. For questions, please contact:
germancourses-newyork@goethe.de

german examinations

Examinations are currently not taking place as scheduled. As soon as the Goethe-Institut is able to offer in-person examinations, alternative dates will be made available. For questions, please contact:
germancourses-newyork@goethe.de

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teacher training

Teacher training at the Goethe-Institut will be shifted to online trainings until further notice. Every participant will be personally informed. For questions, please contact:
teacherservice-newyork@goethe.de

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events

Our events have, in as much as possible, been converted to online formats. Please inform yourself via our communication channels.

library

The library is closed until further notice. Renewals of all materials out on loan will take place automatically. Expiring library memberships will also be automatically extended. Returns are currently only possible via mail. For questions, please contact:
library-newyork@goethe.de

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general information

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

Answers to the most important questions

Our new fall language courses will be starting September 14 and we will be offering a wide range of courses: standard and intensive blended courses. Also, Deutsch Online Group Courses with fewer virtual meetings. All fall courses will be held online.



 
Exams originally scheduled for June 2020 have been cancelled. Please email germancourses-newyork@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 our courses can generally be cancelled free of charge until the end of the second week of classes (first week for five-week intensive courses). After this period, cancellations are no longer possible. Please contact germancourses-newyork@goethe.de with any questions.

 
Bookings for the Goethe-Zertifikat exams in June 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.
All materials currently out on loan will be automatically renewed. Returns are currently only possible by mail. There will be no overdue fines. Reminder: our free eLibrary remains available to you 24/7. [What is an eLibrary?]
For all questions that haven't been answered here, please contact info-newyork@goethe.de.

Learn, read, inform yourself online

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Online learning

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

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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.

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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
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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!

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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.

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