Teaching German

The Goethe-Institut is the world's leading provider of professional development for German teachers, as well as offering advice on curricula and teaching materials for practice-oriented learning. We have been setting standards in teaching German as a foreign language (Deutsch als Fremdsprache; DaF) and German as a second language (Deutsch als Zweitsprache; DaZ) for over 60 years. We offer you a comprehensive programme of professional development for teachers – in your home country, in Germany or via distance learning. We provide you with up-to-date material and interactive services.

Professional development [DE]

The Goethe-Institut offers more than 1000 professional development courses for German teachers all over the world and online.

Concepts and materials [DE]

We provide you with teaching and learning material, as well as interesting ideas for your lessons. You can find out about current themes relating to German as a foreign language and German as a second language methodology and didactics.

Why teach German?

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Become a teacher of German at a Goethe-Institut abroad

You enjoy working with people, you love German, you enjoy to impart your knowledge and you like to work creatively and independently?

We offer you the chance to learn how to teach German at one of our Goethe-Instituts in our worldwide network.

Please apply for teacher training as a teacher of German