Further Training Programmes

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).

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:  Saturday, 09.02.2019

10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.: Teachers' Meet (News from the department, projects and events in the first half of 2019)
Working lunch
2.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.: Training Workshop "Unterrichtssprache Deutsch: Echte Kommunikation im Klassenzimmer" 
(Trainer: Dr. Annegret Schmidjell) 

Participation by invitation.
Registration (till 31.01.2019) by e-mail to:
Ms. Ashwini Deodhar
“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: 14.01. - 31.03.2019

DLL 1: Lehrkompetenz und Unterrichtsgestaltung
DLL 4: Aufgaben, Übungen, Interaktion

Registration till 24.12.2018


 For more information on the DLL-courses click here.
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.

Next course dates: May-June 2019

Participation by invitation.


Are you a German language teacher in one of our partner institutions in Mumbai, Maharashtra and Gujarat? Do you wish to enrich your lesson planning with new ideas and teaching methods? In our two-week long mentored Classroom Observation Programme you can et 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 = 30 teachin units (1 teaching unit = 45 minutes)

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

Next course dates: May-June 2019

Participation by invitation.