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Teaching German

A leading German non-profit organisation with 159 locations worldwide, the Goethe-Institut’s mission is to promote German culture and advance the teaching and learning of German as a foreign language. Our institutes in London and Glasgow are committed to providing high-quality professional development training for German teachers. Whether you need free-of-charge instructional materials, individual support in advancing your teaching skills, scholarships to attend training programmes in the UK or Germany, or are simply looking for interactive programmes for your students: We've got you covered. 



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GIMAGINE is part of the new NCLE Language Hub programme, which aims to raise the uptake of German in English state schools.

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German Expert Mentors (GEMs)

Sind Sie eine Lehrkraft mit einer Leidenschaft für schülerzentriertes Lehren und Lernen? Informieren Sie sich jetzt über GEMs!

Motivation to learn German

Karriere Roadshow UK © Gèza Schenk

Karriere-Roadshows UK

Our career days offer pupils and students an excellent environment to learn more about career opportunities with German.

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German Days

The Goethe-Institut up close: provide your students with a direct and personal look into the German language and culture. We would be delighted to welcome your school groups to the Goethe-Institut London or the Goethe-Institut Glasgow.

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German cinema for your classroom

We have a number of great German movies available to rent from us in your German classroom. All movies are in German with English subtitles.

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Climate Neutral City – A Simulation Game

Teamwork, discussing, making decisions, negotiating and dealing with conflicts - Students learn all about these things and improve their communication skills in our simulation game Climate Neutral City. 
Start aprox. May 2023.

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Advertising Kits

Order standardized advertising kits: infomational brochures, printed material to help grow your German program, fun items to decorate your classroom or small prizes to motivate your students. 

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Internationale Deutsch Olympiade 2022

The Internationale Deutscholympiade (IDO) is the world’s biggest German language contest. Here you can read about the IDO 2022 and stay tuned for the national selection round in Autumn 2023. 

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Young Goethe Scheme

Invite university and A-Level/Highers students of German into your primary or secondary classrooms to inspire and motivate younger students to learn or continue with German!

Our national programmes

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Friends of the Goethe-Institut London

Social mobility projects providing young people from the UK with a first-hand experience of Germany.

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PASCH (Partnerschulen für die Zukunft) is a network of excellence of over 2000 schools globally. 12 PASCH-schools are supported by the Goethe-Institut in the UK. 

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Alumniportal Germany

Have you studied in Germany? Stay in touch and network with thousand of alumni students around the globe. 

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Host a German Language Assistant

German Language assistants are native speakers of German who have just arrived from a native-speaking context.

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Find out more

about the latest in-person or online events for German teachers and students in the UK. 

Professional development for German teachers

Scholarships for German teachers

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The Goethe-Instituts UK offer scholarships of different kinds for which German teachers in the UK can apply. 

Concepts and materials for German teachers

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