Conferences & Networking


16. Internationale Deutschlehrertagung (IDT)

The 16th International German Teacher Conference (IDT) took place from July 31 to August 4, 2017 in Freiburg (Switzerland). The Goethe-Institut awarded stipends to German teachers in the USA to attend this unique event. More information about the Goethe-Institut's participation in this year can be found here.


The Goethe-Institut and the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) present GETVICO the Virtual Conference for German Teachers in the US and Canada.

Date: 09/16/17
Call for Abstracts until 04/01/17

ACTFL 2017 in Nashville

Come visit us at Booth #323 during this year's American Convention for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) in Nashville! Talk to colleagues from Goethe-Institutes all over the country, get new teaching and promotional materials, learn more about our programs and win amazing prizes. 

GAD McDaniel

We look forward to participating in the 23rd German-American Day on October 17 at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. This year’s theme is “Einshoch6 auf US Tour” and will feature a lively concert by Einshoch6 as they choose McDaniel College for their first performance of their fall USA tour. Additionally, the Goethe-Institut Washington will offer a workshop for students on “Mobile Apps for German Learners” to which we encourage you to Bring Your Own Phone. Offer your students a field-trip they will not easily forget: register your entire class by September 25th.

AATG Immersion Weekends

On September 30th, the Goethe-Institut Washington will join the Maryland-DC AATG chapter for their fall immersion weekend. Titled “Building Bridges”, teachers will have the chance to exchange ideas to better understand and bridge the requirements of their students at different levels: high school, community college and university. The Goethe-Institut Washington will additionally be offering an overview of our services for teachers and students of German.

MFLA 2017

The Goethe-Institut Washington looks forward to seeing you at the Maryland Foreign Language Association (MFLA) Fall Conference on Saturday, October 21st. Come stop by our table in the exhibitor area or take part in our workshop to learn about how we support German programs and teachers in the US. This year’s fall MFLA will take place at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland.


Visit our workshop for German teachers at the 4th annual Greater Washington Association of Teachers of Foreign Language (GWATFL) Languagefest at Catholic University in Washington DC. We look forward to seeing you there. Make sure to register here by October 15th.


Career Days USA 2018

 2018 the Goethe-Instituts are once again organizing Career Days for High School and college students in multiple cities throughout the USA. Take a look at when a Career Day in your area is taking place and make sure to plan the attendance for you or your entire class.

PASCH Summer Camp in Portland

Themed „2037: our world in 20 years“ an international summer camp was hosted by the initiative “Schools: Partners for the Future” (PASCH). Between July, 9 and 16 students from the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central America gathered in Portland, Oregon.