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German Educational Multiplier (GEM) Network

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  • Professional development
  • Knowledge management
  • Networking

GEMs (German Educational Multipliers) are part of a Network of Excellence established by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) and Goethe-Institut.

If you teach German, our GEMs help you

  • learn about the programs, projects, and events that support the excellence of teaching and learning German in the U.S.
  • host professional training for your teachers, at an AATG meeting, or at your state or regional language conference
If you are a representative of a community that is interested in making German instruction available, our GEMs work with you and your school district on
  • starting a German program at your school
  • offering tailored programs for all age groups
If you are a school administrator, our GEMs assist with
  • implementing curricular and co-curricular offerings in German or programs that foster global and intercultural awareness in your school district
  • providing professional development for your German instructors

Book GEM

Book a GEM

Get in touch with us in order to book a customizable event for your group! All trainings are offered free of charge and will be tailored to fit your needs.


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Become a GEM

If you are interested in joining a dynamic group of like-minded professionals and developing your skills as a trainer and mentor, become a GEM!

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Our GEMs

Our GEMs are experienced and creative educators of German. They are well trained to support the growth of German programs by fostering excellence in teaching and community engagement.


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Workshop topics

Our GEMs offer workshops on a variety of topics from planning your curriculum to advocacy for your program, free of charge. We welcome your suggestions for additional topics for future offerings!

Workshops calendar
Our GEMs offer virtual and in-person workshops at regional and state teacher conferences, AATG chapter meetings and as part of other professional development events. See if there is an upcoming workshop near you!
Events calendar


Jasmin Root-Joswig Jasmin Root-Joswig Jasmin Root-Joswig
Project Lead GEM, Excellence Network, AATG and Goethe-Institut USA

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