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Teaching German

Teaching German

The Goethe-Institut is the world's leading provider of professional development for German teachers – in Canada, in Germany or via distance learning.

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Deutschstunde – The portal for DaF teachers Marc Bibas © Goethe-Institut

The portal for DaF teachers

Deutschstunde is the portal for teaching materials of German as a foreign language, advanced training and magazine language. Contact with other teachers via local communities is just a few clicks away.

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Professional Development for German Educators

Interested in state-of-the art professional development opportunities on German instruction? Self-paced, in-person and/or online? 

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The Children’s Online University

The free educational project for children aged 8 to 12. By exploring different areas of knowledge, students become familiar with the German language in a playful way.

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Virtual game

Games can be used to practice various skills in a varied way in DaF lessons. This is why teachers like to use them again and again. Games are more fun for the learners than other types of exercises for applying and consolidating what they have learned in the foreign language. 

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Education in Germany

The Karrierebus invites teens and young adults to learn about different educational paths in Germany. They learn about the special features of the German dual apprenticeship system, accompany students in their everyday university life and discover groundbreaking inventions from research centers in Germany.

Paschtopia © Sensvector, Goethe-Institut

Virtual game

PASCHtopia is a virtual game for German learners in Canada that gives them the opportunity to practice German and develop ideas for a better world together.

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Magazin Sprache

The Magazin Sprache is a source for up-to-date information on learning and teaching German as a foreign language: Practical tips and specialist articles for teachers and teacher trainers. In German.

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German for work or studies

Teaching and learning material from the areas of business, tourism, technology, and social and medical occupations.