Information for Teachers of German

  Coaching for teachers ©Daniel Albanese

Why Coaching?

Teachers are not born, they are made goes the famous saying, but what does it take to become a good teacher? The challenges that early career faculty face in the foreign language classroom are many: Keeping up and advancing pedagogical skills, having few on-site mentors to turn to when questions or problems arise, experiencing classroom observations by colleagues as somewhat uncomfortable, to name just a few. Additionally, navigating continuing education while teaching full time may feel rather daunting.

One-on-one counseling and guidance from a Goethe-Institut trained coach allows you to get the professional support you need: at your own pace, within your familiar environment. Impartial, compassionate and active listeners, our coaches train exclusively in German, which is an added benefit to the optimized performance and increased self-confidence.

Your students will feel the difference!

How does the Coaching Program Work?

First read through the coaches profiles to find out more about our coaches and their areas of expertise. Then request a coach. The Goethe-Institut will partner you up with the most suitable coach for your needs.

Teacher registration

Overview of the Coaching Process

  Coaching process © Sophie Gnade


The program is free of charge for certified teachers of German as a foreign language. 

further information

Would you like to learn more about our coaching concept or tell your colleagues about this program? Then take a look at the presentation below!