Culture and Education
Learning German in a New Home : Opening of the new Goethe-Institut in Umm al Hammam
Bundestag Vice President Claudia Roth, German Ambassador Dieter W. Haller, and Goethe-Institute Financial Director Bruno Gross officially opened the new location of the Goethe-Institut German Courses and exams in Riyadh on November 1st, 2016. Since 2014, the Institute has offered German courses and exams in Riyadh, and demand has since then steadily increased.
Opening of the new Goethe-Institut Riyadh
Languages play an essential part in shaping relationships between different cultures in a globalized world. German has a special role in this. It is the native language of over 120 million Europeans. In addition, some 17 million people worldwide are currently learning German as a foreign language. So knowing German provides the opportunity to experience firsthand an exciting part of Europe's culture and other parts of the world.
Here you can find out more about why it pays to learn German and how you can do this in Saudi Arabia.
Have you ever thought about studying in Germany? Great idea! Germany has much to offer as a place to study. And you don’t necessarily have to speak German in order to study there. Or, better yet, you could also learn it while you’re pursuing your other studies there.
Here you can read more about studying in Germany.
Studying in Germany
There are many sides to cultural life in Germany: From North to South there are around 300 theaters and 130 professional orchestras. The museum world is of quite unparalleled quality – featuring 630 art museums with diverse internationally renowned collections. Young German painting is equally vibrant, and is long since part of the international scene. And Germany is one of the major book nations, with around 94,000 new books and re-editions each year. Moreover, German films are once again a great success at home and abroad.
Cultural life in Germany