Professional development in the UK

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You are cordially invited to attend our teacher training events which we organise in collaboration with other agencies.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic our professional development events have moved online. We hope that in 2021 we will be able to return to onsite events with special precautions in place.



Our Offers

The Goethe-Institut London normally puts on a German Teachers' Day event in London and Manchester every June and October respectively. These days are aimed at secondary school German teachers in the UK and contain advice and tools for German teaching.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, these events have moved online. We hope that in 2021 we will be able to return to on-site events with special precautions in place. Do follow our newsletters to stay informed.
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Up-skilling course Goethe-Institut/Sonja Tobias A course consisting of 10 sessions is offered as after-school inset (Twilight Sessions, 90 min each).
The aims of the sessions are to equip non-specialist language teaching staff with:
  • an understanding of and familiarity with the Goethe-Institut’s Felix & Franzi Key Stage 2 course
  • an understanding of basic vocabulary, structure and grammar of the German language
  • models of and ideas for good language teaching practice
  • the confidence to deliver German to Key Stage 2 pupils in school

The course enables teachers to deliver German language lessons in an age-appropriate, knowledgeable, informed, varied, confident and enthusiastic way.
The sessions are offered free of charge. A minimum group size of 6 teachers is required. Teachers can be from one school or from different schools. Please note that participation in all sessions is expected.
Here you can find information about the Felix & Franzi course.

If interested please contact Dominique Böert at

If you are teaching German and want to improve your language skills, then come along to our German courses and receive a discount. All you need is a letter of confirmation from your school that you are currently teaching German.

If you are teacher in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, please contact the London Language Office to enrol.

If you are teacher in Scotland, please contact the Glasgow Language Office to enrol. 
Here you will find information and useful links for German Foreign Language Assistants in the UK. 

The information is primarily targeted at assistants on the PAD (Pädagogischer Austauschdienst) exchange programme but other assistants are welcome to it as well. 
Deutsch Lehren Lernen® (DLL) is the Goethe-Institut’s practical continuing education and professional development series for teachers of German as a foreign language and German as a second language (primary, secondary, and adult education).

Keep an eye out on our professional development calendar for future DLL courses offered by the Goethe-Institut London.

Training Calendar

for German Teachers in the UK