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Train as a Coach

As a graduate of our coaching program, you will work with educators all over the Unted States. Hone your skills and get ready to shape first-hand the landscape of teaching German.

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Train as a Coach
  • Professional Development
  • Nationwide
  • Free-of-charge

Main components

The competitive Goethe-Institut coaching program, conducted exclusively in German, is offered once a year. This year's training will take place on June 14 - July 11, 2021. It includes four weeks of asynchronous and synchronous online training, 40 hrs in total, as well as DLL 6 (Deutsch Lehren Lernen). Application deadline is April 30, 2021.

  • Level

  • Start

  • Duration
    4 Weeks


  • Degree in Teaching German as a Foreign or Second Language
  • Experience teaching German in American schools or colleges
  • Experience in teacher development (German as a Foreign Language)
  • Proven expertise in the following one or more areas of teaching German: lesson planning, curriculum  development, assessment, project-based learning, task-based language teaching
  • Ability to travel (when needed, also outside of one’s own state) two times a year for classroom observation   

Qualification Requirements

Application Documents

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Teaching philosophy
  • List of trainings/workshops
  • Lesson plan (please use this form)


  • Application

    Interested in applying? Gather documents and prepare application (see eligibility requirements).

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  • Turn in application (resume/C.V., cover letter, training/workshop list, teaching philosophy, lesson plan) by April 30, 2021.

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  • Attend the four-week training, synchronous and asynchronous from June 14 to July 11, 2021. Plan about 10 hours training per week, of which five hours will be synchronous and five hours asynchronous.

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  • Attend professional development training DLL 6 Deutsch Lehren Lehren. Skip this step if you already have completed DLL 6.

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  • Obtain certificate as a Goethe-coach and get ready to coach around October/November 2021. You will receive an honorarium for each coaching.

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Coordination +1 (212) 439 8704 Ajkuna Hoppe ajkuna.hoppe@goethe.de

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Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie