Welcome...

... to the Goethe-Institut San Francisco. Since 1967, we have been promoting cultural exchange, education and societal discourse in the American context, bring different perspectives from Germany and the USA into a dialogue that is based in trust, and support the teaching and learning of the German language in San Francisco. Currently, our focus is on Culture & Technology. We are committed to the principles of transparency, diversity and sustainability.

Downtown San Francisco

Goethe-Institut USA

your hub for learning German online

The Goethe-Institut USA is Germany's offical cultural center with convenient and effective online German courses and internationally recognized language certificates.

As the international market leader for German courses, we bring you unparalleled expertise and a commitment to delivering top-notch language education.

  • online group, individual and business courses for all levels
  • professional and highly trained instructors
  • state-of-the-art, interactive, and fun teaching methods

Events

Magazine

Gegenüber - Transatlantic Magazine
Too much, enough, and next to nothing

The world is grappling with the consequences of unbridled expansion. As continued growth becomes increasingly untenable, we find ourselves at a crossroads. Is a healthy balance between excess and scarcity possible in today’s world? This first issue of the new transatlantic magazine Gegenüber delves into the intertwined narratives of growth and degrowth in society. Join us as we question the notion of progress and envision a sustainable future together.

Gegenüber Keyvisua © Tobias Schrank

Projects

C/Change

C/Change is a new interdisciplinary initiative investigating how emerging technologies, when imbued with intentional design, can open up new channels for cross-cultural connection in a changing world.

C/Change

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.

Women listening to music and shaking her hair © Martin Dm, Getty Images

Binge Fever!

Television “Made in Germany” is having a golden moment with the rise of international streaming services. In this dossier, we highlight binge-worthy German serials and fill you in on where to watch them in the USA.

Serienfieber Illustration einer Hand mit Fernbedienung © Colourbox / Image editing Goethe-Institut Los Angeles © Colourbox / Image editing Goethe-Institut Los Angeles

Learn German on Instagram

Tips and Tricks for German Learners

Our new channel for German learners is here! Follow @learngerman.usa.goetheinstitut on Instagram and discover useful German-language tips and tricks, explore our interactive resources, and be the first to know about upcoming courses and exams.

Learn German on Instagram © Goethe-Institut Chicago

We are moving! Goethe-Institut San Francisco

Address


657 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
USA

Opening hours

Note: Due to renovations, we're currently closed for in-person visits. However, we're available online or by phone between Monday and Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm for assistance. Thank you for your understanding.
"Systems" (2011) by Brian Barneclo | Townsend Street & 7th Street Mission Bay, San Francisco Photo: Sophoan Sorn (excerpt)

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