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Edition 1/2021

Newsletter for German Teachers

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Dear colleagues,

We hope your new year is off to a good and healthy start!
New year, new opportunities: Five courses from our professional education series Deutsch Lehren Lernen (DLL) are starting next week.
Do you teach children or teenagers? Do you want to learn how to integrate tasks and exercises into your lessons? Optimize your lesson planning? Learn how German as a foreign language is learned from the perspective of learners? DLL courses are eight weeks long and are offered throughout North America.
If you have expertise in teaching German, please consider applying to train with us as a  Goethe Coach-- at no cost to you. The application deadline for the online training (synchronous and asynchronous) is Friday, March 26, 2021.
On January 21st we are honoring the winners of the  Reunification Revisited  project at a short award ceremony. Perhaps you'll find some time to join us?  
Herzlichen Gruß,

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For your students

Study Bridge

Study Bridge: Virtual OPEN HOUSE on January 27, 2020 at 2pm EST

Join us for a virtual open house with a Study Bridge alumna about her college experience in Germany on January 27, 2021 at 2pm EST and a Facebook Live event (Facebook Channel: Goethe-Institut Washington) on February 6, 2021 at 2 pm EST.  Application deadlines for the Studybridge Program:
Beginner (A1 or A2 level of German): February 28th, 2021
Advanced (B2 level of German): January 31st 2021

Live aus Deutschland


What does everyday life in Germany look like these days? What are some of the current issues? Our German for Hire ambassadors are standing by to discuss these and any other topics of your choice with your students in a virtual visit in your classroom. Visits are free and available nationwide!



Did you know that January is National Blood Donor Month? Kinderuniversity welcomes kids ages 8 to 12 to learn of how blood donation works and how donors become true heroes in our fun and completely free, online educational platform. Be a young scientist, find answers to your questions…and learn German through the exciting world of science.

Visual Storytelling Workshops
@Beldan Sezen

Visual Storytelling Workshops with renowned artist Beldan Sezen

Workshops are free-of-charge and meet on Zoom for 90 minutes. High school students draw by themselves and discuss their drawings with peers from all over the US, as well as receive feedback from the artist. A cool opportunity to learn how to tell stories visually and practice some German on the side. Min. A1 German skills required; meta language English. Space limited to 10 students per workshop.


Virtuelle Workshops "Food Waste: Was kannst du tun?"

Food waste is an enormous problem. In the US about 40 percent of all food is wasted. At the same time, as many as 12 % of American households live in food insecurity. The  Goethe-Institut Boston, together with the successful German start/up Sirplus offers free virtual workshops, in which your students can learn more about this exciting topic and design a personal plan against food waste.


A new year

January topics: A new year and food waste.  U-Häppchen cover contemporary topics in the German speaking world combined with authentic, student-oriented tasks. Bite-size, 1-2 pages, interactive PDFs for immediate download and use in your classroom. Published every month for German beginner students in Middle/High Schools (level A1-A2).