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|About||The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany.|
The Goethe-Institut promotes knowledge of the German language abroad and fosters 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 programs 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 Centers, cultural societies, reading rooms, and exam and language learning centers, we have been the first point of contact for many with Germany for over sixty 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 sets internationally recognized standards in teaching and learning of German as a foreign language. It runs language courses (http://www.goethe.de/ny/germancourses), compiles teaching materials, trains teachers, contributes to scientific research, and participates in politico language initiatives. The language department at the Goethe-Institut New York oversees language programs both for the New York area and the North America region. Its focus on the promotion of German as a foreign language includes presence at conferences and other public events, and web projects such as Step into German (http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/saf/prj/sig/enindex.htm?wt_sc=stepintogerman) and Just Add German (http://www.justaddgerman.org/). The department also offers continuing education seminars for teachers of German. The language department cooperates with student exchange programs such as GAPP (http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/lp/prj/gapp/enindex.htm?wt_sc=gapp) and PASCH (http://www.pasch-net.de/). It oversees the allocation of scholarships for language courses and continuing education.
More information for teachers, please visit: http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/ney/lhr/enindex.htm
More information for learning German, please visit: www.goethe.de/ny/germancourses
The Goethe-Institut monitors trends in Germany and encourages cultural collaboration across the globe by organizing programs and making contributions to various festivals and exhibitions. The Goethe-Institut New York presents a range of programming in the arts and humanities, including lectures, artist talks, film screenings, performances, installations and exhibitions, readings, public discussions, and conferences. The programs are often developed through collaboration; we work to build sustainable connections with local and international partners. In addition to our event space at 30 Irving Place, the program department also runs MINI/GOETHE-INSTITUT CURATORIAL RESIDENCIES LUDLOW 38, a contemporary art space i
The language department of the Goethe-Institut New York offers:
• Innovative language courses (http://www.goethe.de/ny/germancourses)
• Scholarships for teachers (http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/ney/lhr/sti/enindex.htm)
• Resources for teachers (http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/ney/lhr/mat/enindex.htm)
• Further education for teachers (http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/ney/lhr/for/enindex.htm)
The Goethe-Institut New York also offers an eLibrary where you can browse and borrow digital media, such as ebooks, audio and video files, and electronic newspapers and magazines, for a predetermined period of time. Additional information can be found at http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/ney/bib/onl/enindex.htm.