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San Francisco
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 San Francisco is temporarily closed to the public, and our staff is 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.

For questions, please contact:
germancourses-sanfrancisco.de

 
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german exams

The Goethe-Institut San Francisco is now offering on-site exams again. The exams will be held in accordance with the current health and safety guidelines at the time of testing.

We are offering additional exam dates in November if you have an essential need to take the exam for immediate visa or relocation purposes. Otherwise please sign up for the regular exam dates in March 2021.

Should you have any questions, please contact:
germancourses-sanfrancisco@goethe.de


Teacher and StudenT Services

All face-to-face events and seminars at the Goethe-Institut San Francisco have been canceled until further notice. We are working on online formats to continue our support for students and teachers of German. If you want to stay informed, register for our teacher mailing list by sending an email to: teachers-sanfrancisco@goethe.de


teacher training

Teacher training at the Goethe-Institut San Francisco will be shifted to online trainings until further notice. All participants will be contacted individually.
For questions, please contact: germancourses-sanfrancisco@goethe.de


events

Our events have unfortunately either been cancelled or postponed. Stay connected and informed via our communication channels.


general information

Please check our website or social media channels for new developments. or: new developments. For all other questions, please contact:
info-sanfrancisco@goethe.de

 

Frequently asked questions

Courses

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all courses will be held entirely online until 2021. Instead of in-person classes at the institute, the students and instructor meet online with conference software tools. With our sophisticated virtual classroom platform, the online live meetings are just as interactive as meeting at the institute.
 
The Goethe-Institut San Francisco is now offering on-site exams again. The exams will be held in accordance with the current health and safety guidelines at the time of testing. For safety reasons, please consider postponing your exam unless you urgently need it for official purposes. For questions, please contact:
germancourses-sanfrancisco@goethe.de
For all questions not answered here, please contact: germancourses-sanfrancisco@goethe.de

Learn, read, inform yourself online

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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For German Langueage Learners
Couchpotato – Learn German at home

Train your language skills on your own couch: Learn German at home with our various digital tips, interactive exercises and games.

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For Children and Young People
#Ersatzprogramm

Bored at home? Check out our free offers for children and young people, which you can easily access from your own couch. Play, listen, read, and test your knowledge!
 

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