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Workshops and Training

We are committed to helping teachers and schools throughout the exchange process. GAPP offers training and workshops on coordinating successful exchanges and professional development opportunities.

Intercultural Communication Training

Interested in taking part in an intercultural communication course? This newly developed course, offered in English, is a three week crash-course in intercultural communication. As you go through the course you will start to discover how you perceive others and how they perceive you, while looking at real-world situations. The tuition costs are covered by GAPP. Find out more about the course here.

Course dates:
October 25 – November 10, 2021


Workshops for new GAPP schools

Are you thinking of starting a GAP-Program but don't know how?

GAPP organizes three free regional workshops for prospective GAPP coordinators per year. These weekend-long workshops are geared towards teachers that want to learn practical details of starting a GAPP exchange at their school.

You will find more information about the workshops as well as the dates and registration details for the next workshop here.

German language courses

Teachers of subjects other than German as well as administrators wishing to learn German can apply to participate in one of the upcoming online courses offered by the Goethe-Institut. 

To apply for a full scholarship for the course from the German American Partnership Program, fill out this form and indicate that you are seeking a GAPP scholarship.

GAPP: Ready, Set, Deutsch

We all know that German teachers spend quite a bit of time recruiting for their programs. Why not save yourself a bit of time? This free lesson plan is geared towards German teachers wishing to get elementary school students in their community excited about German. It has all the materials you need, including step by step instructions. So why wait? Just connect with an elementary school teacher, make copies, and show elementary school kids how fun German can be!

Additional resources

Concepts and materials

The Goethe-Institut is the world's leading provider of professional development for German teachers – in the USA, in Germany or via distance learning. It provides you with up-to-date teaching materials and interactive services.

Goethe-Institut services for German learners

Take advantage of Goethe-Institut's diverse services, events, and apps for German learners at all levels and of all ages!

Our Partners

German American Partnership Program is administered by the Goethe-Institut and funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and the U.S. Department of State. GAPP is also supported by the WunderbarTogether Campaign. In Germany, GAPP is administered by our partner, the Pädagogischer Austauschdienst (PAD).

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