Labour migration – New start with hurdles
Many young people from southern Europe have started training in Germany – also with German funding. What has become of the “new labour immigrants”?
Better marks without a headscarf – Discrimination in schools
All children are supposed to have equal educational opportunities – that sounds good in theory. In reality, however, many pupils of migrant origin experience discrimination. A number of initiatives in Berlin are committed to changing this.
Ideas on Integration – Refugees at German Schools
Many schools in Germany are still struggling with the task of integrating refugees. In our interview, migration researcher Aladin El-Mafaalani explains why this is, and what could be improved.
Collecting Europe – On the streets, the confidence is fading
London war immer eine weltoffene Stadt. Heute schotten mehr und mehr Briten sich ab. Von einem grenzenlosen Europa und Vielfalt wird fast nur noch im Museum geträumt.
The border – Between here and there, me and you
Borders are part of everyone’s lives – what do they signify? Who defines borders? When do they confine us and when are they important? With its travelling exhibition The Border, the Goethe-Institut is seeking answers to these questions by means of artistic considerations. Here, participating artists offer insights into their reflections and works.
Transporting Literature: “My Book – My Teacher”
Awakening a love of reading: in January and February 2017, the project “My Book – My Teacher” by the Goethe-Institut Lebanon in cooperation with Orienthelfer e.V. distributed 33,000 free books to children in Lebanon affected by displacement.
Intercultural teaching and learning – Rethinking intercultural learning processes
Cultures do not have clearly definable boundaries, and are by no means homogenous within themselves. Instead, they are defined by dynamic relationships and interactions between people. – What is the significance of these new findings when it comes to designing intercultural learning scenarios?
The 2016 Sinus Youth Study – Diversity is part of life
Every four years the Sinus Youth Study examines what makes young people tick in Germany. In this interview co-publisher, Silke Borgstedt, talks about a generation between pragmatism, openness and the desire to belonging.
Online Advanced Training in GFL and GSL – Flexible, practical and qualified
Whether trained teacher or career changer – the Goethe-Institut’s advanced training courses offer present and future teachers additional qualifications in “German as a foreign language” and “German as a second language”.
Poetry-Slam for GFL/GSL Learners
“If you do not understand it, feel it!”
Presenting your own text on a stage and facing up to the judgement of the audience – that's what a poetry slam is all about. Learners of German as a second/foreign language can now use these modern lyric competitions as an exciting way of accessing language.