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The Goethe-Institut is the worldwide cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany. We support German language teachers and students abroad and foster international cultural exchange. Our space in the District of Columbia is a hub for ideas, education, and social discourse.

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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


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Our eLibrary provides free access to all kinds of German-language media — choose from the over 23,000 e-books, audiobooks, newspapers, magazines, and resources for German students and teachers that are currently available for download or watch one of our streamable films online.

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1377 R St. NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20009

Opening Hours

Mo-Thur: 10:00–5:00
Fr: 10:00–3:30
Registration: germancourses-usa@goethe.de

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