Teachers of German as a Foreign Language

The Goethe-Institut USA is seeking Teachers of German as a Foreign Language to begin now

As of now, the Goethe-Institut Boston is seeking highly motivated teachers to join our team as of now for training seminars and cooperative preparation of language teaching and exam operations at the Goethe-Institut Boston. There will be a period of in-depth familiarization with the Goethe-Institut’s standards and methods of teaching German as a foreign language and the use of digital media in language teaching.

Your Role on the Teaching Staff:

  • Teach children, teenagers and adults in German as a Foreign Language
  • Ability to teach A1 to C2 levels
  • Administer exams of Goethe-Certificates A1 to C2 (Exam Administration Certificate required)
  • Participate in staff meetings and further training courses at the institute
  • Collaborate with the Language Department, incl. relevant events and projects in the field of teaching and training
  • Provide advice to customers on the Goethe-Institut's language courses and exams
Your Profile:
  • Command of native level German
  • Degree in German Studies or qualifications as a Teacher of German as a Foreign Language with an in-depth understanding of related teaching methods
  • Previous experience teaching adult-level German as a Foreign Language
  • Ability to integrate digital media in the classroom (ie teaching platform, interactive whiteboards and iPad)
  • Familiarity with the spectrum of published teaching material for German as a Foreign Language
  • Competency in teaching intercultural studies
  • High social and intercultural competence
Our Offer:
  • A contract with competitive conditions
  • Introduction to the Goethe-Institut's methods and teaching standards (compensated separately)
  • Continuing education opportunities at the institute
The Goethe-Institut is committed to the equal treatment of sexes in the workplace. The Goethe-Institut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Candidates must have a valid work permit for the United States.

Please submit your application (resume and cover letter, names and contact information of two to three references and a draft proposal for a class room lesson related to "housing" (A1-level) by e-mail to Christine Möller-Sahling.