Regional German Teachers’ Training Programme

Regional German Teachers’ Training Programme

The Goethe-Institut Nigeria is inviting suitable applicants for a training programme that will run from 1 January 2023 – 31 December 2023 and that will focus on Teaching of German as a Foreign Language at the Goethe-Institut.

Call for Applications

The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation.

Programme Outline:

  • B2 – C1 intensive German online language course
  • Supervised observation of German lessons and preparation of small teaching units
  • Assisting as a tutor in the self-learn centre
  • 2 Evaluated demonstration lessons in Johannesburg
  • Online training in didactics and teaching methodology: 12 modules
  • Training and accreditation as A1 – A2 Goethe-examiner


  • Nigerian citizenship and place of residence Lagos
  • BA Degree in German Studies, Linguistics, another language or a comparable degree
  • Proof of a very good B1 German language proficiency
  • Full-time availability for the duration of the programme, also in Lagos
  • Above-average commitment, considering the scope and duration of the programme
  • Strong interest in teaching
  • Openness to new teaching methods, especially digital tools and online learning
  • Ability to work in a team, intercultural competence, diligence, resilience and reliability
  • Flexibility and willingness to work in the evening and also on weekends
  • After successful completion of programme: Availability to teach for the Goethe-Institut in Lagos in the evening and weekends, and also conduct exams within Nigeria

We offer:

  • Free participation in training programme
  • Motivated course participants
  • Access to the newest teaching material
  • Inclusion in an international, diverse, dynamic and highly competent team
  • Possibility of appointment as course instructor after successful completion of training
  • Possibility to continue with qualification Deutsch Lehren Lernen after successful completion of training.
  • Small monthly stipend
Please send your application (CV, copy of qualifications and a one page motivation letter written in your own words in German) by the latest 25 November 2022 to the Head of Language Courses and Exams,
Anuoluwapo Oloke: