Advice and service
You are a teacher of German in Ireland. You can avail of our service for teachers of German which offers a range of interesting information, material and events.
We provide support for:
- Teaching German as a Foreign Language
- Promoting the German language
- All questions regarding the German classroom
- You are interested in further training in didactics
- You are interested in events and competitions (concerts, theatre and exhibitions)
- You want to register your students for one of the international examinations offered by the Goethe-Institut, Zertifikat Fit in Deutsch 1 or Goethe-Zertifikat A2, Fit in Deutsch. You will find more information on examinations for young learners at "Examinations for Young Learners"
The Teachers' Library for German as a foreign language offers material for German lessons in primary and secondary schools, in the tertiary area and in adult education. German teachers may view and borrow items.
We can offer you:
- coursebooks and workbooks for children, teenagers and adults,
- additional material for the practice of all skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing), as well as information about German culture and other current topics,
- reading comprehension for teenagers and adults,
- songs and games,
- reference works,
- audio-cassettes and CDs,
- computer learning programmes (CD-ROMs),
- magazines for German as a foreign language.
For consultation and advice on teaching materials one of our teachers will be available. Please contact Ms Marlies McGuire.
A number of schools in Germany is looking for partner schools in Ireland, in order to organise an exchange:
For further information, please contact Sabrina Bickert:
Phone: +49 6631 705900
We are really interested in establishing a school partnership with a school in Ireland. Are you interested in running a student exchange and/or school projects, too?
Here are some basic bits of information about our school:
The Albrecht-Ernst-Gymnasium in Oettingen/Germany. Our school, the Albrecht-Ernst-Gymnasium, is a very old and humanistic grammar school. It was founded by a Count of Oettingen as early as in 1563 in the beautiful town of Oettingen in central Bavaria/Germany. This town (population: about 5000) consists of many nice old buildings, too, because it once was (and in fact still is) the royal seat of the Earls of Oettingen. By the way, Oettingen is not far away from Bavaria´s big cities: Augsburg and Munich to the south, Nuremberg to the north.
Nowadays, about 900 students (year 5-12; age: 10-19) and about 70 teachers work together in the new buildings of our school, not far from the town centre. About one third of our pupils are from Oettingen, two thirds live in the surrounding towns and villages.
We think that contacts to schools abroad play an essential role in enabling our students to become “mature and responsible” Europeans and cosmopolitans. That´s why we have constantly been running school projects and student exchanges with our partner schools in Portugal and Greece. Nevertheless, we would like to start student exchanges and/or projects with an English-speaking school in Ireland, too. We would like to give our pupils the chance to apply their language skills and to participate in the European idea directly by meeting (and maybe working together with) common Europeans of their age group. We have a lot to offer as well.
For more information, just feel free to have a look at pictures, figures and details: Here is our website: www.gymnasiumoettingen.de.
If you are interested in the idea of establishing a school partnership with us, consisting of student exchanges and/or projects (or work experience?), please do contact us. We are really looking forward to hearing from you.
Claudia Langer (headmistress)
Kristin Schneider (tutors for international exchange programmes)
86732 Oettingen i. Bay.
Tel. +49 9082 96900
Fax +49 9082 969030
The first foreign language of all our pupils at grade 5 is English. Almost all our pupils will continue studying English up to grade 13. In grade 6 pupils may then choose between French or Latin.
We are keen on organizing exchange visits and any other links (e.g. topic-related projects, letter writing, e-mail messages, individual exchanges during breaks etc.).
c/o Willy Knaupp
Emsdettener Str. 242
Tel: +49 5973 60803 0
Fax:+49 5973 40111
If you are interested please contact Kerstin Weber-Böhning email@example.com
tel.:+49 6261 890850
The Berchtesgaden Jugenddorf-Christophorusschule is located high above the romantic Königssee (King's Lake) at an altitude of about 1200 m (4000 ft) in the Bavarian Alps at the southeastern tip of Bavaria, Germany. THE SCHOOL Our school offers all qualifications of the Bavarian school system including the university entrance diploma "Abitur". The school consists of several departments with an emphasis on either natural sciences or on languages (German, English, French, Spanish and Latin). What makes our school unique is that winter sports athletes can combine their education with sports training (downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, bobsledging, luge, etc.). Moreover the school provides facilities for the medical treatment of students suffering from respiratory diseases, neurodermatitis, diabetes and a number of allergies. Our allergen-free Alpine climate and the healthy mountain air greatly contribute to the therapy. We also offer special training for dyslexic pupils.
The boarding school - The "Jugenddorf"
Our idyllic houses are scattered all over the school campus. Each house is shared by about 15 youngsters and their dormitory counselors, accommodated in single and double rooms. Meals are served in a central dining hall offering both standard and vegetarian food. The teachers and the dormitory counselors closely cooperate during the after-class study periods.
The school's outstanding location high in the mountains enable students to engage in healthy outdoor activities like hiking and mountaineering. Winter sport facilities including a bobsled run, cross-country ski trails, ski lifts, ski jumps and half-pipes are available nearby. In summer, white water rafting, canoeing and climbing are available in the vicinity. The fine arts program includes courses in photography, pottery, choir singing and musical instruments as well as drama groups. In addition, the nearby cultural metropolises of Salzburg, Vienna, Verona and Munich offer an ongoing selection of musical events and fine choice of museums.
Our pedagogical principles
Our education is based on Christian ideas and values. Furthermore we aim at a comprehensive development of body, mind and soul in harmony with nature, sports, the arts and education. Special emphasis is put on teamwork and social competence in the form of honesty, respect for others, willingness to cooperate and tolerance. Our educational efforts also aim at self-discipline and the respect for our natural environment.
83471 Schönau a. Königssee
EKS is in close vicinity to the city centre and the University of Kassel with public transport easily available. Kassel features a world heritage landscape park and is home to documenta, the world’s biggest exhibition of contemporary art which takes place every five years. Our hometown has about 200,000 inhabitants and is located right in the middle of Germany, approx. 200 km from Frankfurt a.M.
For more information visit our homepage (German only), watch our image film here or just contact us. We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Klaudia Bergmann (headmistress)
Sara Davin (English and German teacher)
Our hometown Kassel is located at the heart of Germany and has a rich history. This is where the Brothers Grimm collected their stories; you can still follow their trails at many places. In addition, our town features a world heritage landscape park and the world's biggest exposition of modern art.
David Frenzel, StR, z.A.
Tel.: +49 2692 474
Approximately 1,000 students are taught by 100 teachers at the Europaschule Troisdorf. We offer our students a choice of fine art or bilingual profile. English is the first second language taught, followed by French, Spanish and/or Latin. As a Europaschule we are dedicated to the European philosophy and initiate several European projects for different age groups as well as encourage our students to take part in European Competitions.
Our grammar school is located in Troisdorf, the Cologne/Bonn Metropolitan Region. This is a highly attractive and popular tourist area, not only because of Cologne as a region’s cultural hub with a landmark of High Gothic architecture, the twin-spired Colgne Cathedral and the beautiful Rhine River or the city of Bonn being the former capital of Germany. The region also offers a scenic landscape with the Nature Park Siebengebirge and Castle Drachenfels. The Cologne/Bonn airport is only a few minutes away from Troisdorf.
For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Köster, firstname.lastname@example.org or browse our homepage, www.europaschule-troisdorf.de
Die Architektur der Schule ist außergewöhnlich und bietet durch kleine Klassenhäuser mit eigenen Gärten hervorragende Möglichkeiten zur Umsetzung neuer pädagogischer Konzepte. Da das Ruhrgebiet traditionell geprägt ist durch den Zuzug von Menschen unterschiedlicher Herkunft und Religion, spielt auch das interkulturelle Lernen und Leben eine wichtige Rolle an unserer Gesamtschule.
Unsere Schülerinnen und Schüler lernen Englisch als erste Fremdsprache von Klasse 5 bis Klasse 13 und sind sehr an Kontakten zu jungen Menschen in englischsprachigen Ländern, besonders Irland, interessiert.
Über Kontakte zu einer Schule in Irland würden wir uns sehr freuen.
Delia Starbaty (Englischlehrerin)
Ev. Gesamtschule Gelsenkirchen-Bismarck
Wir suchen eine oder mehrere Schulen einer Stadt / einer Region in Irland als Partnerschule(n), um im Abstand von 2 Jahren Besuche und Gegenbesuche im jährlichen Wechsel zu organisieren. Zusätzlich könnten sich auch gemeinsame Projekte in unterschiedlichen Fächern und Bereichen ergeben.
Tel.: +49 5861 987980
Fax: +49 5861 9879820
Head of Foreign Languages
Our school is located in Detmold, a mid-sized town with 75.000 inhabitants in North Rhine-Westphalia. Detmold is famous for its half-timbered town centre, for the nearby Teutoburger Forest (famous due to the Battle of Varus) and the Externsteine (an interesting rock formation). Bigger cities like Bielefeld (335.000 inhabitants) or Paderborn (150.000 inhabitants) are just around the corner. Famous cities like Düsseldorf, Cologne or Münster as well as the metropolitan region Ruhr are easily reachable.
We are looking for an Irish school that is interested in a collaboration with us. We have various ideas: Firstly, we are interested in establishing student exchanges to broaden the pupils’ cultural horizons, offering them possibilities to grow through stays abroad. By the way, all of our students learn English, so there is no need for your students to speak German. Secondly, we are also interested in project-based exchanges and thirdly, we would love to offer our teachers and especially our student teachers the possibility to gain experiences through short-time internships. Of course, we would love to welcome your teachers and trainee teachers at our school, too!
If you are interested or have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us!
Sprottauer Str. 9
32756 Detmold, Germany
Homepage (German only)
Tel. +49 89 7188 – 0
Fax: +49 89 7188 – 30
Wir haben teilgenommen an einem Modellversuch mit dem Titel „Wissensmanagement an Schulen“ und „Schulentwicklung“. Wir haben dabei die Arbeit mit dem Activboard begonnen und unsere Ausstattung mit modernen Medien stark intensiviert. Wir haben ein Schulentwicklungsprogramm mit dem Namen GRISE initiiert (Gymnasium-Roethenbach-Innere-Schul-Entwicklung). Wir bieten 45-Plus-Tage an (Projekttage in grösseren Themeneinheiten). Wir unterstuetzen eigenverantwortliche und selbstgesteuerte Lernformen.
Wir haben bisher vier sehr lebendige Schulpartnerschaften mit Gillingham/Dorset (England), Les-Clayes-sous-Bois (Frankreich), Alba/Piemont (Italien) und Wroclaw (Polen).
Wir ermutigen unsere Schueler zur Teilnahme an Wettbewerben wie „Jugend forscht“, dem Europaeischen Wettbewerb oder dem Landeswettbewerb Mathematik. Wir haben ausgezeichnete Sportanlagen, darunter ein Hallenbad. Wir legen auch einen Schwerpunkt auf den musischen Bereich mit Kunstausstellungen und Musiktheater-Produktionen.
In unserem Schulprogramm haben wir festgelegt, dass fuer uns Wissensvermittlung und Persoenlichkeitsbildung von gleichwertiger Bedeutung sind. Durch die Identifikation durch den Namen unserer Schule mit den Geschwistern Hans und Sophie Scholl, Widerstandskaempfern im Dritten Reich, die im Jahr 1943 mit 21 bzw. 24 Jahren hingerichtet wurden, ermutigen wir unsere Schueler zum Eintreten fuer Freiheit und Demokratie, Menschenrechte und Toleranz. Schueler engagieren sich in einem Arbeitskreis Menschenrechte, als Tutoren und Streitschlichter, Schulsanitaeter und in einem Gottesdienstkreis.
Es besteht eine starke Nachfrage nach einem Schueleraustausch mit einem englischsprachigen Land. Wir wuerden uns freuen, mit einer weiteren Schule, vorzugsweise in Irland, Kontakt aufnehmen zu koennen.
Geschwister-Scholl-Gymnasium Roethenbach a.d.Pegnitz
Peter Scharrer, Oberstudiendirektor
90552 Roethenbach a.d.Pegnitz
Deutschland / Bundesland Bayern
Tel. +49 911 579815
We are a certified “Europaschule” and are very pleased to look back on years of experience with exchanges and other projects in England, France, Ireland, Poland, and Spain. Those involved emphasise their great experiences and the special bonds that have been created. The cultural exchange as well as the practice of language learning have always been a striking goal. Nevertheless, we are more than open to initiate science-oriented projects or activities in social studies.
Mülheim an der Ruhr is located in the heart of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region in North Rhine-Westphalia. It borders with Essen and Duisburg, two exciting cities to discover multiple attractions along the Industrial Heritage Trail. In Essen you can explore the former coal mine “Zeche Zoll Verein” which has been inscribed into the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. The “Landschaftpark Nord” in Duisburg offers a unique chance to get an insight into an inoperative steel production plant. The state capital Düsseldorf (and its airport) can be reached within a few minutes by car or public transport and is also an entertaining tourist attraction. Moreover, Cologne and the former federal capital Bonn can easily be visited on a day trip. As you can see – the “Ruhrpott” has a lot to offer!
We are looking for a partner school in Ireland to organise an exchange programme for students on an annual basis. We are also happy to engage in further (digital) projects in different fields of studies and various age groups. We and our students will be very pleased to hear back from you soon.
For further information please contact:
45473 Mülheim an der Ruhr
The Gymnasium Altenholz is located right at the Baltic Sea close to Kiel, the capital of Germany's northern most federal state (Schleswig-Holstein). We are a grammar school with about 1000 students aged 10 to 18 years. 90 teachers work here in Altenholz with its about 15.ooo inhabitants. Denmark is a two-hour drive, Hamburg one hour.
WHAT WE DO EXCEPT TEACHING SUBJECTS
Our school runs a sailing club and various other sport activities like beach volleyball or handball, athletics and cross-country.
Exchanges have been established with France, the Netherlands and recently Denmark and Italy. Most exchanges are based on activities like Sports or Music. Our school offers warm meals and we put a strong emphasis on social skills (Streitschlichter, paramedic training, student participation). Overall our school is known for its warm atmosphere as well as high standard of education.
WHAT MAKES ENGLISH SPECIAL FOR US
Modern equipment enables us to organize internet based activities like skype/ emails or peer-to-peer methods. We firmly believe in supporting the idea of the independent learner who becomes increasingly self-reliant and uses knowledge and skills to participate in the learning process.
English has an exceptional importance at our school. Unfortunately we do not have a regular partner school for this language. Students from the local primary school receive four years of so-called immersion language training, they then later continue learning English on an advanced level at our school. From Year 7 on Geography and later History are taught bilingually in English. We are proud to successfully offer a specialised Languages class in Oberstufe (the last three years of secondary schooling before qualifying for university). This class primarily focusses on English but also French, Spanish and Latin (and of course German).
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
For the last six years we have been conducting study trips to the Republic of Ireland, visiting Dublin and the west coast. All of our students return from Ireland with a lot of memorable experiences and love for the country. Actually quite a few decided to spend a gap year there after leaving with the final diploma.
The English Department thinks it would be a great benefit to befriend a school in Ireland in order to enliven these trips by visiting the school and hopefully organizing an exchange or a joint project (Literature, History, Politics, Economics). Our staff includes teachers that teach both English as well as Business and Politics, History, Geography, Sports and German. So a wide range of possible projects seems worthwhile and realistic.
We would like to give our pupils the chance to apply and broaden their language skills and to participate in the European idea directly by meeting and working together wit common Europeans of their age group.
The Language Class Year 11 (students aged 16 /17) will be coming to Ireland (Dublin, and West coast) May 21s to 27th 2016. Maybe you would like to get to know our students and two of our teachers?!
Danziger Straße 18 a
Telefon: 0431 540286 - 0
Fax: 0431 540286 - 24
Gymnasium Rheinkamp Europaschule Moers
86356 Neusäß / Augsburg
Der Austausch mit Schulen in Europa und den USA ist schon lange fester Bestandteil unseres regen Schullebens. Leider ist es uns noch nicht gelungen, in Irland oder Großbritannien eine Partnerschule für gemeinsame Aktivitäten zu finden. Wir würden uns sehr gerne einen regelmäßigen Austausch mit Schülerinnen und Schülern von den Britischen Inseln wünschen und sind auch an gemeinsamen Projekten mit Besuchen interessiert.
63069 Offenbach am Main
We would also be the perfect exchange partner because Höchberg belongs to the city of Würzburg, which is one of the most northern cities in Bavaria and therefore lies at the heart of Germany on the river "Main". It has got a long history and lots of culture. Its highlights are the residence, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, the fortress "Marienberg", the dome, the old bridge "Alte Mainbrücke" or the laboratory where Röntgen discovered x-rays. Würzburg is also famous for its wine that not only Goethe and Kleist enjoyed.
You might get an impression if you have a look at this video: www.wuerzburg.de/de/tourismus-tagungen/servicecenter/mediathek/30519.Imagefilm_Wuerzburg.html
We would love to hear from you soon:
Hamburg offers a lot of sights and is also not far from Berlin, just 90 minutes by train. We would be happy to welcome you as our new school exchange partner.If you are interested please contact Heike Simon
Reinbeker Weg 76
Tel.:+49 40 7243815
The international orientation of the school is characterised by more than just an emphasis on foreign languages, but rather will also be an inherent element of the content taught in other subjects and will be expressed in the curriculum interweave as well as defining the school’s cultural profile.
Hence we are keen on organizing an exchange program for students of the age of 13 and are interested in establishing any other links (e.g. topic-related projects, letter writing, e-mail messages, individual exchanges during breaks etc.).
Forschergeist wecken, Entdeckungen ermöglichen und Begabungen fördern: dafür steht die Neue Schule Wolfsburg. Als gemeinsame Ganztagsschule (Grundschule und Integrierte Gesamtschule) bieten wir in kleinen Klassenverbänden alle Abschlüsse bis zum Abitur an.
Im Schuljahr 2009/2010 sind wir mit zwei ersten und vier fünften Klassen gestartet. Seither kommen alljährlich neue Erstklässler und Fünftklässler hinzu, bis die Schule alle Jahrgänge umfasst.
Fünf Schwerpunkte zeichnen uns aus.
Kinder und Jugendliche für vielfältiges Lernen zu begeistern und dabei die individuellen Begabungen jedes Einzelnen zu fördern und zu entwickeln, ist unser Ziel. Ein wissenschaftliches Konzept zur Begabungsförderung, kleine Lerngruppen und eine intensive Betreuung durch Lehrer und pädagogische Mitarbeiter ermöglichen dies.
Ebenfalls im Fokus stehen Technik und Naturwissenschaften: Hier nutzt die Schule die besonderen Möglichkeiten des Standorts Wolfsburg, um bei ihren Schülerinnen und Schülern Forschergeist zu wecken. Weitere Schwerpunkte sind Wirtschaft sowie Kunst und Kultur.
Die Neue Schule Wolfsburg ist international ausgerichtet. Ihre Internationalität liegt in der Betonung von Fremdsprachen, aber auch in curricularen Verflechtungen, der Schulkultur und der Zusammensetzung der Lehrerschaft.
Allgemeine Informationen zur Schule
Schulname: Neue Schule Wolfsburg (IGS)
Schulanschrift: 38440 Wolfsburg, Heinrich-Heine-Str. 36
Anzahl der Schüler: 352 Sekundar, 160 Primar
Anzahl der Lehrer: 61
Most historical sights of Munich can be reached on foot from the school, which itself is a listed Art Nouveau building in Schwabing in the centre of the city. Besides sightseeing and spending time with the host families, we would like to allow the students to take a glimpse into our regular classes as well. Day trips to destinations like Neuschwanstein, Salzburg, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Nuremberg would round off the activities.
Oskar-von-Miller-Gymnasium was founded by King Ludwig II. in 1864 and is one of the few grammar schools of the city which has a long-established tradition. It is attended by roughly a thousand 10 to 19-year-olds. We are specialized in languages, whereby the first foreign language is Latin, followed by English in the second year, and then Italian or French, as well as optionally Spanish. We have had yearly exchanges with Italy and France for many years. Our students are engaged in a wide range of extracurricular activities, especially in music and theatre, and therefore many are involved in our drama groups.
Phone: +49 89 3801690
Danziger Str. 10
Fon: +49 7031 669332
Fax: +49 7031 669693
As a comprehensive school our approximately 1200 students are divided in 3 different streams, offering lower secondary levels to year 5 (equalling Junior Cycle), a secondary level up to year 6 (equalling Transition Year) and a higher secondary degree course equivalent to the Irish Leaving Certificate. All streams offer English as a first foreign language starting in year 1.
Situated to the north of Frankfurts bustling city life, Nieder-Eschbach and our school not only offer a protected and secure environment for any visiting pupils but also the buzzing cultural life of a large city and banking capital of Germany within easy reach.
Otto-Hahn-Schule has already established twin-schools with Toulouse (France), Cracow (Poland) and Hódmezövásáhely (Hungary) and is looking for a similar arrangement with an Irish school. We would like to arrange a mutual exchange of about one to two weeks duration but would also consider other options like pen friend programmes or the like.
Interested schools should contact:
Tel. +49 (0)69 / 97946622
Urseler Weg 27
60437 Frankfurt am Main
Our school is large (ca. 1200 students and 120 teachers), co-ed, with a long tradition of exchanges to European, American and Asian countries, which are very popular (especially with our girls, so we would be happy about an Irish all girls’ school, too).
OHG’s focus is on music (special classes and several ensembles and choirs) and maths/science (national competitions), second languages are English, French, Spanish, Latin. Our elective subjects and extracurricular activities cover a wide range between sports, drama, bilingual courses, history, more science, business, debating (national competition) and social causes. We strive to offer our students many chances to grow and excel, together and individually, e.g. in a "challenge" project or the staging of a musical. International contacts play a major part, too, in the form of exchanges and projects.
The school is situated in Göttingen, a middle-sized town in central Germany, with a picturesque town centre and an old university of globally high ranking (Georg-August-Universität), in pleasant scenery, very well connected with all parts of the country (e.g. Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg).
We would be happy to hear from you and answer any questions you might have.
Please browse our website and contact
Tel: +49 - 551- 4005380
This class combines eight foreign guests between the ages of 15 and 16 and twice as many hosts from Xanten of the same age. For six months each, the guests live in the families of two hosts.
The pupils of the European class have common lessons in the subjects English, history, mathematics, biology, religious studies, art and sport; the language of instruction is English. The foreign participants are therefore expected to have no knowledge of German, but a good knowledge of English. While the Xanten students have German lessons, German as a foreign language is available to the guests. In this way they also learn the language of their host country. The guests can also learn Spanish as a new foreign language together with our students and, if interested, attend other courses (in German).
There are also joint extracurricular events, such as excursions and European seminars.These are included in the cost of 1200 euros for the school year, as well as room and board, insurance cover and learning materials.
We expect a high degree of open-mindedness and willingness to get involved with other people and cultures from all members of the European class.