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Young Goethe Scheme logo (purple with green and blue stripes), photo of a Young Goethe presentation. Text: Werde Young Goethe Ambassador© Goethe-Institut

Become a Young Goethe Ambassador

Are you studying German at university or for your A-Level / Highers / Advanced Highers? Would you like to share your passion for the language with younger learners and inspire them to want to continue their own German journey? Then why not join our Young Goethe Scheme?

Young Goethe Ambassadors are student role models who promote the benefits of learning German to young people and encourage younger students to learn and choose German as an option at GCSE / National Fives, A-Level / Highers and beyond. If you would love to share your own experiences of learning German, how you overcame any challenges and talk about any Goethe-Institut projects and activities your have been involved in.

We offer:

  • Travel fees for school visits
  • A volunteer certificate
  • Training workshops and support will be offered to all Young Goethe Ambassadors
Curious? Contact us, and we'll provide you with further information or apply below:

Application Form

FAQs

Anyone studying German from GCSE / National Fives onwards at a school or university in the UK. Teaching experience is not required. You should enjoy talking about everyday life in Germany or German politics, culture, and history.  
Young Goethe Ambassadors might be invited to:
  • Give a presentation to a group of younger students about your experiences of learning German
  • Talk about what it is like to study German at GCSE / National Fives, A-Level / Highers and university
  • Offer Q and A sessions about the benefits of learning German
  • Do a motivating quiz about learning German with a group of students
A member of Goethe-Institut staff will consult you in regards to arranging the school visit. The structure of the session is open-ended. On the application form you can specify which topics and formats you are especially interested in. 
You can participate in the programme as often as you like.
If you need extra material such as music CDs, German newspapers or goodies and prizes or examples of previous presentations, contact your nearest Goethe-Institut.
Contact us with all your questions. The Goethe-Institut also offers an introductory workshop. 
Go to the registration form for students on this page. Complete it and send it online. We’ll be in touch if we can take your application further.
We would love to get feedback from you. We thank you for filling out the feedback form and sending it back to us. Upon completion of the programme participants will receive a volunteer certificate.
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