Teachers of German as a Foreign Language

The Goethe-Institut San Francisco is looking for highly motivated teachers to join our team in the language department.

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.

Classes are mainly held in the evening and on the weekends. We offer standard classroom, as well as One-on-One, and online courses.

Your Role on the Teaching Staff:

  • Teach teenagers and adults in German as a Foreign Language 
  • Ability to teach A1 to C2 levels 
  • Participate in staff meetings and further training courses at the institute
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 (i.e. teaching platform, interactive whiteboards) 
  • Familiarity with the spectrum of published teaching material for German as a Foreign Language 
  • Competency in teaching intercultural studies 
  • High social and intercultural competence
The Goethe-Institut is committed to the equal treatment of sexes in the workplace. The Goethe-Institut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

Please submit your application by e-mail:
  • Cover letter 
  • Resume 
  • Two to three references
Please send your application forms to:
Julia Koch
Language Program Director
Julia.Koch@goethe.de