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Our offerings

German courses

Learn German with the international market leader for German courses.

German exams

You can certify your language skills by taking a Goethe-Institut German exam.


Learn more about social, political and cultural life in Germany.

About us

We promote the study of German abroad and encourage international cultural exchange.

Current projects

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Countdown to Christmas

There is one thing that must not be missing in December: The advent calendar! Behind 24 doors, we have hidden 24 grand stories and 24 great prizes. With this, we hope to increase your holiday excitement. Click now, participate and win!

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German for Hire

German for Hire brings together university students from Germany and American high school students curious about German language and culture. 

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Step into German

Learn German the fun way – through music, soccer and film! Listen to our podcasts for information on Germany’s diverse music scene.