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IGNOU Teacher Training Programme in India

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is offering the diploma programme  „Teaching German as a Foreign Language” via the distance learning mode through their Indian wide network. The programme has been jointly developed with the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan and the University of Vienna.

There is a great demand to offer a nationwide professional German teacher training in India. Through the PASCH-initiative (Schools: Partners for the Future) Indian students of selected schools were given the attractive opportunity to learn the German language at an early stage and to get an insight into the German culture. This created great interest among young people, India however lacks well-trained German teachers.

The diploma programme “Teaching German as a Foreign Language” is the first German teacher training for the secondary level in India.

The diploma programme consists of four courses with different emphases. Courses 1-3 focus on didactics and methodology in an intercultural context, working with large groups, German culture and civilization and the teaching of German grammar and vocabulary. Whereas courses 1-3 provide a thematic input, course 4 will focus on practical teaching experience. Students will have to prepare and complete several sessions of classroom teachings and thus gain valuable practical teaching experience.

Despite the fact that it’s a distant learning program, students have the opportunity to engage in personal interaction . The so-called contact classes form an integral part of the diploma programme, since they will give the students the chance to speak German, to form groups of learners, to share experiences among themselves and with the tutors, and to build a network of future German teachers in India.

FOR JANUARY SESSION: The last date for applying for the (DTG Programme) Diploma in Teaching German as Foreign Language – offered by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is 31st January 2020. (This Course is conducted once a year.)

For application and information, please contact the following regional centers or you may also apply online at the following link:


Regional Director,
IGNOU Regional Centre 
No.293, 39th Cross, 8th Block, Jayanagar 
Bengaluru- 560 070
Tel. : 080 2665 4747, 2665 7376 
Fax : 080 2664 4848 
Email: rcbangalore@ignou.ac.in

Regional Director, 
IGNOU Regional Centre,
No. 84/1, EVK Sampath Salai
Periyar Thidal, Vepery,
Chennai-600 007
Tele: - 044-2431 2766 / 2431 2979
Fax:  - 044-2431 2799
Email : rcchennai@ignou.ac.in

Regional Director
IGNOU Regional Centre
Plot No.207, Kavuri Hills, Phase-II
Jubilee Hills PO
Hyderabad – 500033
Telangana State
Phone No. :040-23117550
040-23117552, 040-23117553
Fax No : 040-23117554
E-Mail : rchyderabad@ignou.ac.in

Regional Director,
IGNOU Regional Centre,
Bikash Bhavan, 4th Floor, North Block, Bidhan Nagar (Salt Lake City),
Kolkata -700091
Tele: 033- 2334 9850 / 2359 2719
Fax: 033- 23347576
E-mail : rckolkata@ignou.ac.in

Regional Director,
IGNOU Regional Centre, 
5-C/INS-1   Sector – 5, 
Vrindavan Yojna, Telibagh (Lucknow)
Ph. No. : 0522-2442832, 
E Mail : rclucknow@ignou.ac.in  

Regional Director,
IGNOU Regional Center 
2nd and 3rd Floor, Kappeesh Building
M. G. Road, Opp to Mulund Rly. Station
Mulund (West), Mumbai - 4000080
Tele: 022-25923159 / 25925540
Fax: 022-25925411
E-Mail :- rcmumbai@ignou.ac.in

Noida (Delhi)
Regional Director
IGNOU Regional Centre
C-53 Sector 62, Institutional Area
Noida, Uttar Pradesh - 201305
Telephone No. :0120-2405012, 2405014,
Fax No. :0120-2405013,
Email ID : rcnoida@ignou.ac.in

Regional Director,
IGNOU Regional  Centre, PATNA
2nd Floor, Biscomaun Tower,
West Gandhi Maidan,
Patna – 800 001
Bihar (India)
Ph.: 0612-2219541, 2219539
Fax: 0612-2219538
Email: ignourcpatna@gmail.com
Regional Director,
IGNOU Regional Centre,
1st Floor, MSFC Building, 270,
Senapati Bapat Road
Pune, 411016 Maharastra
Ph:- +91-020-25671867 
Fax:- +91-020-25671864
Email Id:- rcpune@ignou.ac.in




The brochure offers you more information on the development and implementation of the DTG programme.