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Goethe-Instituts in the USA
Current Information: Corona

In light of the current situation, we are following the instructions of the American authorities and doing our part in slowing the spread of the coronavirus.

The Goethe-Instituts in the USA are temporarily closed to the public and our staff is working from home. Stay in contact with us online and discover our digital offers.

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Our in-person events have unfortunately either been cancelled or postponed. Some events are taking place online. Please visit your institute’s page for further information on events.

German Courses #onlinestattcorona

Continue learning German – online. We have shifted all our in-person courses to online formats. Every participant will be personally informed. Please visit your institute’s page for further information on German courses.

Resources for German Teachers

German teachers can find numerous teaching materials here, which are either e-classroom ready or can be adapted for use in online teaching! We are also offering new virtual formats:

german examinations

As soon as the Goethe-Institut is able to offer in-person examinations, alternative dates will be made available. Everyone who has registered for an in-person exam will be personally informed. Please visit your institute’s page for further information on German examinations.


Our libraries are also no longer open. Please visit your institute’s page for further information on the library.

general Information

Please inform yourself on your institute’s page and social media channels about further developments. For general inquiries, please contact us via e-mail:

Contact information for Goethe-Instituts in the USA


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 exercises and games.

Online learning

With a Goethe-Institut distance learning course, you can decide for yourself when and where you would like to learn.

Deutsch für dich Photo: Goethe-Institut/Sonja Tobias

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.

For Children and Young People

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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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.