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.

Services

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

Remarque-able cloud formation over Golden Gate Bridge © Peter Eickmeyer

goethe.de/sf/50
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

goethe.de/stepintogerman
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.

Just add German © Goethe-Institut


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.