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Goethe-Institut USA Commitment to German

Six institutes in the U.S. in Boston, New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco are commited to working together with local, state, and federal partners to ensure high quality standards in the teaching and learning of German.  Our educational programs for German learners cover the entire range of a learner`s biography: From early childhood education in kindergarten, to middle- and high school, to higher education in colleges and universities. We also provide curriculum and study tour experiences relevant to contemporary Germany for specific multiplier groups in North America, including social studies educators, STEM educators, and workforce development professionals. 

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German(Y) for Non-German Teachers and Decision Makers
Transatlantic Outreach Program (TOP)

TOP is a leading provider of curriculum and study tours relevant to contemporary Germany for social studies educators, STEM educators, and decision makers.


Student Exchange
German American Partnership Program (GAPP)

Since 1972 GAPP has been supporting teachers and schools in establishing successful bilateral student exchange programs.

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Network of Excellence- Schools

PASCH (Schulen: Partner der Zukunft) is a network of excellence of over 2000 schools globally.
14 PASCH-schools are supported by the Goethe-Institut in the US. 

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Teacher Training and Labs
Spark for German

SPARK for GERMAN provides professional development for future German instructors and enables students across the United States to start learning German at an early age.

Goethe-Institut Sommerakademie © Goethe-Institut / Géza Schenk

Professional development for future German teachers
Summer Academy: Global Teaching and Learning

The Summer Academy recruits students interested in becoming German teachers through comprehensive professional development and factilitates the start of their teaching careers.

Study Bridge © Goethe-Institut

Study in Germany for High School Students
Study Bridge

The Study Bridge program is a multiyear educational pipeline designed to prepare U.S. students with strong STEM interests to embark directly on a course of study in Germany. 

Career Bridge © Goethe-Institut

Professional Prep for Students in High School and Community Colleges
Career Bridge

The goal of the program is to build a bridge between talented trade students and the German language and vocational system. 

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Platform for Teachers and Students
Step into German

Music, soccer, videos, podcasts, competitions, charts: Everything you need to know about contemporary modern-day Germany. 

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Alumniportal Germany

Did you study in Germany? Stay in touch and network with thousand of alumni students around the globe. 

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VR Project
Goethestr. 56 (VR)

The Goethestrasse 56 project is a VR learning application from the Goethe-Institut Washington that uses virtual reality to create an immersive learning environment for German learners.

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Digital WanderbUSses

Three Digital Wanderbusses open up 3D-worlds to visit with your students and explore modern day Germany, career aspects, and sustainability, in a fun and playful way. 

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E-Learning Platform High School
Digital Junioruni

The Junioruni is a digital platform for high school students, their parents, and teachers that combines German and STEM. 

Deutsche digitale Kinderuni - Für Kinder von 8 bis 12 Jahren © Goethe-Institut / Kids Interactive

E-Learning Platform Elementary & Middle School
Digital Kinderuni

The Kinderuni is a digital platform for elementary and middle school students that combines German and STEM in a playful way.

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Visit the Goethe-Institut
Field trips to the Goethe-Institut

Take your students on a field trip (regardless whether you have a German program or not) to the Goethe-Institut. 

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Build German Programs
German dual language programs

A portal for administrators, teachers, parents, and everyone else involved in establishing or running German immersion programs.

German Visitors in Your Class
German for hire

Reserve a German-for-hire ambassador to visit your German class-- whether remote or on-site. 

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