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Berlin, 21 - 23 March

A workshop conference organised by the Goethe-Institut supported by event partner re:publica.

What will education and professional development be like in the future?
How will digital networking and technical progress influence our learning processes and the methods we use to teach foreign languages?
What challenges and openings might arise in this context?
Put simply, how can we develop future-proof opportunities for teaching and learning languages, and what do they need to offer?

Startklar?! Ready for new beginnings in tomorrow’s language teaching and learningGraphic: Goethe-Institut

We take a look at these exciting questions in the “Startklar?!” workshop conference, through debates, workspaces and practical workshops. We’ve been able to book international experts as well as key people from hands-on environments and language learners. The primary focus of this event is to learn from and with each other. Insight into practice and research makes new concepts and approaches accessible for discussion. There’s an opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary team to develop plans and ideas for innovative projects in a long “Night of programming” that’s part of a “Hackathon” event.
The goal of the workshop conference is to experiment with promising ideas for actual projects together and develop prototypes for future-proof resources for foreign language teaching and learning. At the end, these project outlines are presented and winners are picked by a jury. A financial incentive is awarded to help the selected projects on their way to becoming reality. The fact is, everything new starts life as an idea. 

This conference is open to the public. The participation in this conference is free of charge.

Event Location: Spreewerkstätten, Am Krögel 2, 10179 Berlin

Startklar?! Teaser mit Professor Fandrych © Goethe-Institut

Startklar?!-Teaser with Professor Dr. Christian Fandrych
Ready for new beginnings in tomorrow’s language teaching and learning

Plane on airstrip© Colourbox

Wednesday 21.3.2018

Thursday 22.3.2018

Conference kick-off

Thursday 22.3.2018, 9 - 9.30 am
Location: Berlin, Spreewerkstätten, HaLl
Language: German

Keynote: Cathleen Berger, Mozilla Foundation


Thursday 22.3.2018, 6 - 8 am
Location: Berlin, Spreewerkstätten, Lounge
Language: German

Welcome: Johannes Ebert, Secretary-General of the Goethe-Institut


Friday 23.3.2018


You can register online for the “Startklar?!” conference already. Advance registration using the online form is free and not compulsory. But if you do register it makes conference planning and preparation easier for us, as well as reducing the time it takes you to register on the first day of the conference. Also you can subscribe to the “Startklar?!” mailing list to receive advance information about the content and organisation of the conference by email.

The event will be recorded and made available to the public.
Programme subject to change.

Online registration


Event partner


Kindly supported by

Cornelsen Hueber Ernst Klett Verlag


Rolf C. Peter
Project management
Tel. +49 89 15921-573

Hannah Cuvalo
Communication Startklar?!
Goethe-Institut Capital Office
+49 30 25906 481

Event location

Am Krögel 2
10179 Berlin