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Washington
Up to Date Information: Corona

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 Washington is temporarily closed to the public and our staff are 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 an overview of courses, both online and virtual blended learning, please see our Dates and Prices. For questions, please contact:
germancourses-washington@goethe.de

Language course office

We are currently closed to the public and working from home. You may leave us a voicemail at +1 202-847-4730 and we will return your call. For questions, please contact:
germancourses-washington@goethe.de

EXAMINATIONS

We will resume in-person Goethe-Institut certificate exams, as well as TestDaF in Fall 2020. We strongly encourage only those participants who require certification for work/study/travel to register for an exam in order to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. For questions, please contact:
germancourses-washington@goethe.de

events

Our events have unfortunately either been cancelled or postponed. Please inform yourself via our communication channels.

general information

Please inform yourself about current developments via our website or social media channels. For all other questions, please contact: info-washington@goethe.de

Answers to the most important questions

Virtual Blended Learning Courses
For those of you looking for the most face-to-face time with other course participants and our instructors, this is the option for you. These courses consist of 50% live group sessions, and 50% flexible online learning, closely supported by your instructors. With our virtual classroom platform, the online live sessions are just as interactive as meeting at the institute.

Dates and Prices

Online Group Courses
These courses are fully online for the full duration of the quarter. You will have some live online group meetings, but not as many as in the blended courses. 8-week and 16-week course options are available. You will be working more independently in this format compared to Virtual Blended Learning Courses.

Dates and Prices
We will resume in-person Goethe-Institut certificate exams as well as TestDaF in September. We strongly encourage only those participants who require certification for work/study/travel to register for an exam in order to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. For questions, please contact: For questions, please contact: germancourses-washington@goethe.de.
For all questions regarding our German courses and exams that haven't been answered here, please contact germancourses-washington@goethe.de. For all other questions: info-washington@goethe.de.

Learn, read, inform yourself online

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For German Language Learners
Couchpotato – Learn German at home

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

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eLibrary
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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Digitals Offers for Teenagers and Kids
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Bored at home? Check out our fun, interesting, and free online offers which you can easily discover from the comfort of your own couch. Play, listen, read, test your knowledge — happy exploring!

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