Teaching German

The Goethe-Institut stands for outstanding German language tuition.

We maintain this high standard  
  • with our “Grünes Diplom” training programme for German language teachers
  • with our online teacher training courses and the “Deutsch Lehren Lernen” (DLL) programme (Learn to Teach German) for German teachers worldwide
  • with our network, teaching materials and events on the website for German language teachers “Deutschstunde”


Do you enjoy interacting with other people, love the German language, take pleasure in sharing your knowledge with others and like to work independently and creatively? If so, we now offer you the opportunity to learn to teach German at a Goethe-Institut abroad.

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Are you looking for teaching material?

Online seminars? A community?

Check out Deutschstunde, our website for teachers of German as a Foreign Language. You’re just a few clicks away from contacting other teachers in local communities.

Portal for GfL-Teachers: Deutschstunde © Goethe-Institut, Getty Images

You’re a teacher of GFL

and are looking for an advanced training course?

Our advanced teacher training and professional development programmes: Benefit from our expertise and interact with colleagues from all over the world – either at one of the five selected Goethe-Institutes in Germany or online.

Advanced teacher training © Goethe-Institut, Getty Images

You would like to teach German?

At a Goethe-Institut?

Our professional development programme, “Grünes Diplom”, is a standardised qualification for teachers at Goethe-Institut locations abroad. It is recognised by all Goethe-Institutes worldwide as proof of ability to teach German as a Foreign Language.

Grünes Diplom © Goethe-Institut, Getty Images

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