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.

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Latest initiatives

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

Grants & Scholarships

A figurine sitting on some coins, reading. Image for illustration © Unsplash 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! 

The GIMAGINE Award for young German learners

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The Gimagine Award is a highly engaging, innovative self-learning platform for young learners (14 – 18 years of age), equipping them with beginner German skills and current global knowledge about a broad range of topics. Learners will collect points that lead to the “GIMAGINE Award Certificate” – an official certificate stating their achievements.

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Workshops for school groups

Here we present and document motivational in-person workshops with authors and other German celebrities for young learners and school groups.

Workshop, activities & events for German learners © Goethe-Institut

Our language events

German Expert Mentors (GEM) network

As part of the educational outreach programme GIMAGINE, the Goethe-Institut trains German teachers in a professional upskilling programme to become professional teaching coaches. GEMs (German Expert Mentors) will become part of a nationwide network of professionals, who share their expertise with colleagues. Schools will be able to request a GEM to visit their institution, increasing teaching resources as needed.

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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).