Get set, German!

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GIMAGINE promotes and supports the learning of German as a foreign language in the UK. The project centres around students, teachers and schools. Apart from offering initiatives for professional advancement to German teachers, the project can fund learning German through scholarships and provides schools with classroom materials and teaching resources.

GIMAGINE is for...

We form part of NCLE

The National Consortium for Languages Education (NCLE) is a nationwide hubs programme funded by the DfE up to £14.9 million over three years to re-energise language learning in state-maintained primary and secondary schools in England. The NCLE is led by UCL's Institute of Education, together with the Goethe-Institut and the British Council. 


Our language events

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Komplett Kafka

To mark the centenary of Franz Kafka's death, we are presenting a comprehensive exhibition programme with accompanying learning materials (A2-C1) to pay tribute to the author and his work.

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The GEM Network

Our German Expert Mentors (GEMs) Network delivers support to German departments and professional upskilling to German teachers in schools across England. Part of a nationwide network, our GEMs will coach and mentor language-teaching professionals, supply updated teaching resources and materials, and re-energise language learning with free-of-charge, bespoke offers that can be tailored to individual needs upon request. 

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Grants & Scholarships for Teachers

Learn about our current grants and scholarships, both for teachers of the German language, be it for professional development or to increase your level of German, as well as for pupils, students, and learners of German. Get set, German! 

Featured initiatives

for Teachers, Schools, and Students

GIMAGINE provides resources and materials to teaching professionals, institutions and students. Here, you will find our latest initiatives.

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Topical Exam Preparation

Here you will find a wide range of teaching materials and free German exercises, compiled in accordance with subject areas of the British GSCE for German as a foreign language. The focus is on promoting the use of the German language in action-oriented lessons, communicative speaking and writing.

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Deutsch Lehren Lernen (DLL)

Professional development

With our regional DLL courses you will have the opportunity to share and refresh your specialist knowledge with German teachers from the Northwestern Europe region (Ireland, UK, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Netherlands). You will gradually develop your professional skills by trying out new things and reflecting on your own teaching.

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Initiative Partners

GIMAGINE is a project by the Goethe-Institut in cooperation with its partners of the National Consortium for Languages Education. The National Consortium for Languages Education (NCLE) is a partnership of UCL's Faculty of Education and Society (IOE), the British Council and the Goethe-Institut.  In accordance with GIMAGINE, NCLE Language Hubs are being set up to promote the quality of language teaching throughout England. NCLE aims to increase the uptake of language qualifications in English state schools.

Funded by

GIMAGINE is funded by England's Department for Education and Germany's Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt).