Further Training Programmes

Lehrerfortbildung Mumbai © Goethe-Institut The Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai offers teachers of German various opportunities for teaching-skills enhancement and professional development. We organise courses and workshops for German teachers in schools, colleges and universities in Western India (Mumbai, Maharashtra and Gujarat).

In the school summer holidays we regularly offer teachers’ training courses and seminars for our partner teachers in Mumbai, Maharashtra and Gujarat. These seminars have as their focus the methodology and didactics of foreign language teaching through task-based learning and interactive methods. Contents include:
  • Teaching German to and with young learners
  • Aspects of lesson planning: Objectives, contents, materials and media of learning
  • Working with current course-books  
  • Working with texts and teaching vocabulary, grammar and intercultural topics
  • Skills training in the classroom
  • Communicative teaching methods and task-based learning
  • Planning your own lessons
These seminars are meant for new as well as experienced teachers. There is a Basic Module as well as an Advanced Module.

Course dates: 13.05. - 17.05.2019 (Basic Module)

Participation by invitation, registration until 15.03.2019.


"Phonetics training? That is only meant for experts." "Repeating and reading aloud - how boring!" "I don't have so much time in class and we have so many other important things to do."
Do you also think like that sometimes? Or are you convinced that articulation is in fact a very important skill? Because the best grammar, vocabulary and cultural skills lose meaning if nobody is able to understand you properly because of mispronunciation.

In this training programme we will reflect upon our students' most common problems with the German pronunciation. Through some interesting and interactive exercises we will learn how to deal with these dificulties in German class.

This seminar is meant for teachers with an experience of min. 3 years..

Dates: 20.05. - 21.05.2019

Participation by invitation, registration until 20.03.2019.


Why do we need worksheets, we have text books! Do we actually need worksheets for teaching? What kind of materials are helpful for my students and how can I create good worksheets for my class? 

In this training programme we discuss the pros and cons of use of worksheets in German classes for young learners. We also get tips for developing useful material for our class.

This seminar is meant for teachers with min. 3 years experience.

Dates: 23.05. - 24.05.2019

Participation by invitation, registration until 20.03.2019.

Are you a German language teacher in one of our partner institutions in Mumbai, Maharashtra or Gujarat? Do you wish to enrich your lesson planning with new ideas and teaching methods? In our two-week long mentored Classroom Observation Programme in an A1-Youth Course you can get the opportunity to follow and analyse the lessons imparted by an experienced teacher as well as conduct practice teaching sessions yourself.

- Mentored classroom observation with prior and post discussion
- Theory inputs
- Micro-Teaching in team and/or individually
- Evaluation and Feedback

Duration: 40 teaching units (1 teaching unit = 45 minutes)

The programmes are suited for school teachers with little or a lot of experience.

Course dates: 27.05. - 07.06.2019

Venue: Kendriya Vidyalaya School, Bhandup

Participation by invitation.


“Learning to teach German” (DLL), the innovative advanced training and continued professional development of the Goethe-Institut focuses on classroom lessons.

The programme is specifically tailored for teachers of German as a foreign language (DaF) and German as a second language (DaZ).  DLL provides practice-oriented qualifications for teachers worldwide – be it at the primary or the secondary level or adult education.

The Goethe-Institutes in South Asia offer the DLL-training programme as a "hop-on-hop-off" modular course structure. The courses are conducted 90% in online mode and the participants are mentored by trained and experienced tutors. Classroom sessions, chat sessions as well as a practical research project (PEP) are integral to the course.

Next course dates: 15.07. - 29.09.2019

DLL 3: Deutsch als fremde Sprache
DLL 6: Curriculare Vorgaben und Unterrichtsplanung
DLL 10: DaF für Jugendliche

Registration till 25.06.2019


 For more information on the DLL-courses click here.
Partner teachers of the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai meet once every three months to share their experiences from school and to learn something new in the field of teaching German. At the meet they also inform themselves about our current and upcoming events and projects.

Next meet:  in July 2019

Participation by invitation.