Goethe-Institut USA

New York,  NY 
United States
http://www.goethe.de/usa
  • Booth: 919

The Goethe-Institut, the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany, brings the multifaceted image of Germany to the world. It provides access to German language, culture and society and promotes international cultural cooperation.

The Goethe-Institut sets internationally recognized standards in the teaching and learning of German as a foreign language. It runs language courses, compiles teaching materials, trains teachers, contributes to scientific research and participates in politico language initiatives.

In the US, we strive to awaken interest in students to learn the German language. In our support for the teaching of German within the American educational system, we work in close collaboration with various professional organizations, especially the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG). As advocates for greater general knowledge about Germany, we make special efforts to help develop social-studies curricula for public schools.