Tasks and Targets
The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach.
We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany by providing information about cultural, social and political life in our nation. Our cultural and educational programmes encourage intercultural dialogue and enable cultural involvement. They strengthen the development of structures in civil society and foster worldwide mobility.
With our network of Goethe-Instituts, Goethe Centres, cultural societies, reading rooms and exam and language learning centres, we have been the first point of contact for many with Germany for almost seventy years. Our long-lasting partnerships with leading institutions and individuals in over ninety countries create enduring trust in Germany. We are partners for all who actively engage with Germany and its culture, working independently and without political ties.
The Goethe-Institut in Vietnam
The Goethe-Institut Hanoi has been founded in 1997 and is together with Shanghai the youngest institut in Asia. Its main intention is to foster the cultural exchange betweeen Vietnam, Germany and Europe. In this perspective, we organize a broad range of cultural activities, presenting German culture in Asia and intensifying the cultural dialogue between our countries.
Throughout the year, we offer courses of German as a Foreign Language for adults. In addition to this we organize workshops and methodological seminars for German Language teachers.
Our small media centre offers all kind of information about the cultural, social and political life in today’s Germany. This stock of books, magazines, newspapers, videos, CDs and DVDs in the centre serves all those who are interested in Germany and who want to learn or teach German.