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In-Person Professional Development in Germany

Professional development in Germany Photo: Goethe-Instituts in Germany
The Goethe-Institut UK awards scholarships for participation in language courses and professional development seminars (e.g. cultural studies; German as a foreign language theory and practice) in Germany.

You can apply for a scholarship from the Goethe-Institut if you are a teacher of German as a foreign language or are involved in the teacher training of such teachers; this also applies if you work at a PASCH school.

Scholarship applications in 2022 are found below. The application deadline for professional development seminars is 01.11.21.

COVID-19 notice:

If in person events cannot take place in the summer of 2022, the currently planned in-person professional development seminars in Germany will take place in digital format. Should you receive a scholarship, we will inform you of the decision to switch to the digital format by the end of January 2022.
 
We thank you for your understanding should a switch to completely online professional development seminars be necessary in light of the current situation.

Grants for Professional Development Seminars in Germany

Application deadline: 01.11.21.

Our courses take place at various Goethe-Institut locations around Germany and in Austria. Depending on your professional requirements you can choose from one of the following options:
  • Further language training - available for both primary and secondary teachers;
  • “Landeskunde” (cultural and regional studies) seminars – suitable for all teachers;
  • Further training in methodology and didactics – catering to those who would like to refresh their knowledge;
  • Online advanced training in methodology and didactics – for those who are not able to travel to Germany;
  • Further training for German tutors – designed for those who train German language teachers
Here you can find the programme for 2022: These courses last between 1 and 3 weeks. They provide teachers with a variety of materials for the classroom and enable them to develop topic-specific projects with their students at school.

The grant covers accommodation with breakfast, lunch on course days, course costs as well as health, accident and liability insurance. Travel expenses are not covered by the grant.

Only teachers who do not apply for a grant book online.
  • You are a teacher of German as a foreign language or are involved in the teacher training of such teachers; this also applies if you work at a PASCH school.
  • You will be working as a DaF teacher or a trainer of DaF teachers in the coming years.
  • You are willing to pass on what you learn in the seminar to your colleagues at home.
  • You have the necessary prior German-language skills for the type of seminar you wish to attend.
  • You are prepared to take part in the entire seminar, including the cultural program.
  • You can state that you are available for the dates of all of the desired seminars you indicate.
  • You confirm that you have been informed and understand that it is generally not possible to prioritize your three desired seminars.
  • You acknowledge that participants are strongly advised against bringing family members and friends to the seminar, as participants are expected to be fully committed to the seminar. In such cases, the Goethe-Institut will not provide any organizational assistance or help with insurance matters.
  • You acknowledge that we advise against participating in a seminar during a pregnancy to avoid the risk of complications for which no insurance coverage is available.
  • You acknowledge that you are not permitted to bring pets with you.
  • In addition, for an MDO distance learning course: You have solid PC and internet skills and have regular access to a high-speed internet connection at home or at work.
You can apply for a scholarship if you
  • will be working as a teacher or teacher trainer in the next few years.
  • You should also be prepared to pass on your experience of the course to other colleagues.
Applications need to be accompanied by a letter from either the Head Teacher or the Head of Modern Foreign Languages outlining  the state of German at your school and how the school would benefit from your further training.

Interested? Please download the application form and send it via e-mail together with the letter to the Goethe-Institut London if you live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland or to the Goethe-Institut in Glasgow if you live in Scotland.  
Please proceed in the following order:
  1. Before completing the form, save it locally on your own computer.
  2. Please complete all parts of the form.
  3. After completing all parts of the form, save it again on your own computer. Change the file name, using the following structure: Country_LastName_FirstName.pdf
  4. Now send the form as an attachment

Goethe-Institut London
stipendien-london@goethe.de

Goethe-Institut Glasgow
stipendien-glasgow@goethe.de
You can apply directly to the Goethe-Institut when you are paying for your own costs.

Click here to apply if paying for your own costs

Application deadline: 15.10.21
An earlier application increases your chances of a place on your preferred course option. Later applications are accepted subject to places available. Please send your application to: fortbildung-deutschland@goethe.de

Grants for Language Courses in Germany

Applications accepted throughout the year.

The courses offer practice in all language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Language instruction is in German and follows the communicative approach. Participants are offered a placement test and are assigned to the most suitable course.

Intensive 2-week courses: 

Intensive German Course - 80 lessons (each 45 mins.) in 2 weeks: course locations and dates
Intensive German Concise - 50 lessons (each 45 mins.) in 10 days: course locations and dates

Participants who want to apply for the grant should follow the application steps.
Only teachers who do not apply for a grant book online.
Tuition fees, course materials, accommodation and half-board on course days are covered. Travel costs are not included.
Eligible are UK teachers who plan to teach for some more years and who have not received a grant from the German Government in the past four years.* 
 
Priority is given to:
  • Primary and secondary school teachers
  • Teachers who intend to introduce German in their schools
  • Teachers who already teach German, but intend to teach German at a different level/age group
 
To avoid disappointment, please apply early, especially for courses taking place in July and August.

Applications must be accompanied by a letter from either the Head Teacher or the Head of Modern Foreign Languages outlining the state of German at your school and how the school would benefit from your further training.

Interested? Please download the application form, fill it in electronically and send it via e-mail together with the letter to the Goethe-Institut London if you live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland or to the Goethe-Institut in Glasgow if you live in Scotland.
 
Please proceed in the following order:

1. Before completing the form, save it locally on your own computer.
2. Please complete all parts of the form.
3. After completing all parts of the form, save it again on your own computer.
Change the file name, using the following structure: Country_LastName_FirstName.pdf
4. Now send the form as an attachment.

Goethe-Institut London
stipendien-london@goethe.de

Goethe-Institut Glasgow
stipendien-glasgow@goethe.de

We are looking forward to your application.

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Contact

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Goethe-Institut London
stipendien-london@goethe.de

Goethe-Institut Glasgow
stipendien-glasgow@goethe.de

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