Professional development

The Goethe-Institut offers more than 1000 professional development courses for German teachers all over the world and online.

Concepts and Materials

We provide you with teaching and learning material, as well as interesting ideas for your lessons. You can find out about current themes relating to German as a foreign language and German as a second language methodology and didactics.

Sustainability in the foreground

In Southeast Asia, the Goethe-Institut strives to implement its activities in the most resource-efficient and sustainable way possible, based on the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (SDGs).
With our programs for international cultural and educational exchange, we raise awareness among people of different generations. Education for sustainable development has become an integral part of our work. Here we give you an overview of our education projects with a sustainability focus.

Key Visual: Stylized illustration of a globe, claim Network Climate © Goethe-Institut, Groupe Dejour

Network Climate

In early August 2022, more than 30 young German learners and German teachers from six countries in Southeast Asia came to Thailand to develop ideas that could solve very specific environmental problems in their city or school. This exchange took place within the framework of the regional project "Netzwerk Klima", through which the educational activities of the Goethe-Institut Thailand were linked to sustainability issues.

Video clip competition “Consumption and responsibility” © Goethe-Institut Thailand

Video clip competition “Consumption and responsibility”

What does responsibility and sustainability in food mean to you? The contestants from our videoclip competition “Consumption and responsibility” have shared their ideas and wishes with us. Take a look at the videos of the winners Praiya Leewanun and Taratip Suthaphun in which they present how to deal with the Verpackungsmüll bei Lebensmitteln and what we can do to encourage the responsible consumption.

Waste Separation: Sustainability is the main topic on the Deutschmobil tour. Photo (detail): © Prewsulee Nikrothanon I Goethe-Institut Thailand


The “Deutschmobil” is a mobile unit which promotes the teaching of German as a subject in Thai secondary schools. A Thai-German team of young teachers from the Goethe-Institut, who travel to the schools in a VW van.