German and STEM

German and STEM: A winning combination!

Sustainability Tree © © Goethe-Institut Sustainability Tree © Goethe-Institut
For mathematicians, computer-scientists, engineers, technicians, as well as experts in the field of sustainability, Germany offers a broad range of opportunities when it comes to higher education and employment.

The inclusion of STEM content in the German language classroom, and conversely the thematization of Germany in STEM classes provides students with not only general language skills, but also builds their technical vocabulary.

The German-STEM Projects of the Goethe-Institut USA
  • focus on interdisciplinary sustainable education
  • gets students excited about German language while simultaneously imparting subject specific content 
  • can be implemented at various levels

Aqua Agenten (c) German School

Aqua Agents

School children on water mission: The Aqua Agents project from Hamburg is now underway in the US!
With this project, they learn to approach water in new and unusual ways to understand what a valuable resource it is.

Teaching Sustainability

This project unites German and STEM teachers under the umbrella of Sustainability.
It promotes exchange of knowledge, learning from best practice, and working across the curricula. The project gives teacher teams the opportunity to be trained about various sustainability topics (i.e.water, energy, climate, and consumption…) by experts in Germany. (more)

Stemintegrate © Goethe-Institut


This webpage was created in cooperation with the University of Northern Arizona to provide a site for  teachers. Here, German teachers can share materials to incorporate STEM-topics into their German classroom.