Professional development in Nigeria

The Goethe-Institut Nigeria offers professional development seminars and other events for teachers of German. Every year, Goethe-Institut, often in collaboration with the DAAD and NATOG (Nigerian Association of Teachers of German), holds a training workshop for Nigerian German teachers.

Past events

DLT Photo: Goethe-Institut / Georges Gambadatoun

11th - 15th July 2022
German Teacher Conference in Nigeria

Conference with series of workshops on teaching methods and the use of digital media

Teaching methods and digitization are a global topic that keeps education on the move and innovative. Research and discussions on these important topics will remain part of our work in the years to come. This year, the Goethe-Institut Nigeria organized the German teacher's training again as a physical meeting in Lagos with 52 participants coming from different parts of Nigeria. 

Teachers' training © Goethe-Institut Nigeria / Georges Gambadatoun The German language teachers across all the German learning institutions held their annual conference between the 11th and 15th of July 2022. The meeting focused on participatory teaching methods and digital tools for German classes in Nigeria.

The annual conference aims to provide teachers with tools to prepare for changes in education and make the German language more accessible for all learners. It is also to provide new teaching methods that are different from the traditional ones.

Teachers's training Photo: Goethe-Institut / Georges Gambadatoun The three days event featured different workshops that lasted for one and a half hours each. Many of the workshops tackled teaching issues and challenges that language teachers face in our days when digital classes have been the saving grace of most learning institutions in the face of the global pandemic. Practical tools and materials for online/physical classes were developed.

The well-trained and experienced workshop facilitators, Matthias Witte from South Africa and Serge Eke from Cameroon had a profiting lively and intellectual exchange with the participants.