Call for Applications: Teacher's Training Programme

Teacher's Training Programme

The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation.

The Goethe-Institut South Africa calls for applications for an advanced full-time training programme on:

Teaching German as a foreign language

Held at the Goethe-Institut Südafrika, Johannesburg from 1 January – 31 December 2019

Programme Description
  • Full-time Intensive language course
  • Observation of lessons including preparations and follow-up sessions with trainer
  • Preparation of shorter teaching units
  • Evaluated demonstration lessons
  • Two training seminars on teaching German as a foreign language

  • One of the following degrees: BA Degree in languages or linguistics, BEd Degree, or a comparable degree
  • Above-average, given the scope of the training
  • Keen interest in teaching
  • Openness to new teaching methods
  • Interest in digital and online teaching
  • Diligence and reliability
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Work well in a team
  • Flexibility and availability during the evening, as well as on weekends
  • No prior German knowledge required, but would be advantage

What we offer
  • Tuition-free participation in training programme
  • Small monthly stipend
  • Motivated Course Participants
  • Access to the most recent teaching material
  • Be part of an international, dynamic and highly competent team
  • Possibility of teaching position
  • Opportunity to qualify for the next qualification the Grünes Diplom, enabling you to teach at Goethe-Institutes world-wide

To apply, please e-mail your application (cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, copy of ID, copy of qualifications) in a single pdf file to Dr Amanda de Beer (

Closing date: 30 November 2018