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Teach at the Goethe-Institut
Grünes Diplom

In a drive to expand its language course offerings, the Goethe-Institut is looking for college/university graduates who are interested in becoming certified as instructors of German as a Foreign Language (DaF – Deutsch als Fremdsprache). The Goethe-Institut is offering a continuing education programme for this certification. The Grünes Diplom is the worldwide standardised certification for DaF instructors at Goethe-Institut locations abroad. Candidates must have a valid work permit for the United Kingdom.

Professional development and training for German teachers at the Goethe-Institut

The training as a German teacher at the Goethe-Institut leads to the Grünes Diplom certificate, a globally standardised qualification for teachers of German as a foreign language at Goethe-Instituts abroad. The holders of Grünes Diplom are eligible to teach the entire course portfolio of the Goethe-Institut. 

phases of continuous education and training

Information about the degree

Your financial contribution to the training program is the cost of the DLL modules.

admission requirements

  • A college/university degree
  • German as a native language or at C1 level as definded by the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR)
  • A degree in Teaching German as a Foreign Language (DaF) or
  • Completed DLL-Standard course packet in teaching methods

Application and selection process

The Goethe-Institut is committed to the equal treatment of sexes in the workplace. The Goethe-Institut is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates must have a valid work permit for the United Kingdom.

Please fill out the application form and send us your application materials:

A written agreement is signed between the participant and the Goethe-Institut about participation in the continuing education program.

Application Form