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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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50th Anniversary Goethe-Institut San Francisco!

In 1967, the Goethe-Institut opens its doors in San Francisco. Now, in 2017, we look back upon half a century of promoting German language and culture in the Bay Area.

Step into German © Goethe-Institut

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.

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Just add German

Why learn German? We support teachers and students with contests, webinars, social media, and a new video gallery with animations and VIP testimonials.