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A Special Message from Mr. Barry Spurlock, Chairman of the Board

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REGISTER NOW: German in the Workplace Lunch & Learn

When Americans and Germans work together things may not run very smoothly, why we hear you ask? Well, because of the cultural differences between the two countries that make their way into the work place. Each country has a different way of working and understanding each other. To have a good relationship with your German colleagues it’s important to understand these differences and that’s where we come in with our German in the Workplace Lunch & Learn classes!


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NEW COURSE: 5-Week Introduction to German Language and Culture

Thinking of learning German but not sure if you want to commit to it? Try our 5-week Introduction to German Language and Culture course! This course will give you an insight into the German language and the culture of Germany and will hopefully encourage you to take up learning the language! Ready to learn more? Read on!


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DON’T MISS OUT: Workshop – Working with Germans

Right guys, this workshop is next week and we definitely don’t want you to miss out on it! This is perfect if you work with German colleagues or communicate with German counterparts and want to understand them a little more!

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WORKSHOP: Working with Germans

Ok people, so, you work with a German and sometimes find it difficult to communicate with them on a business level. Do you wish you could understand them a little better? If the answer is yes then this course is perfect for you!

German American Flag

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EVENT: Lecture – Dr. Stefan Krause, The Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Ready to kick-start your 2015 cultural calendar? Well, here’s an event that might just be the perfect one to do it with! Help us to kick-start our 40th anniversary year by joining us for a lecture with Dr. Stefan Krause.

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As part of the collaboration between the High Musuem of Art, Atlanta and the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna for the Habsburg Splendor exhibition, we’re delighted to welcome the curator of arms and armor at the museum, Stefan Krause, PhD to the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta.

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Germany Vs USA: 10 Cultural Differences – The Workplace

Germany Vs America - Workplace

When it comes to the workplace, America and Germany have many similarities, however, it also has many differences and it’s these cultural differences that can mean the difference between a successful career or a frustrating day at the office! So, we thought we’d try to help you make that relationship with your German colleagues that little bit better with a handy guide to the cultural differences between Germans and Americans in the workplace!

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IN PICTURES: September at the Goethe!

September at the Goethe

Phew! September was a jam packed month here at the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta! We had so many things going on it was hard to keep track of what was happening when! We love it when we’re busy though so we’re definitely not complaining!

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IN PICTURES: August at the Goethe!

August at the Goethe

August is usually one of our quieter months here at the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta, people are out of town on vacation, school’s out for summer and the weather is just too hot! But, that doesn’t mean we don’t have anything going on at all – quite the contrary! There is always something happening here! So, it’s time for a rundown of what went on in August. Are you sitting comfortably, then we’ll begin!

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Why we are the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta and not a Goethe-Institut.

Lately, we’ve been getting a few inquiries as to why we’re the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta and not a Goethe-Institut. The answer to this question is a long one, and, if you’re new around these parts, you probably don’t know the answer either, so, we thought we’d explain it to you in a handy little blog post to help you to understand.

Why Goethe-Zentrum

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