- 1 Programmes and activities with Germany
How can I find a partner school / youth group in Germany?
We have a dedicated linking service providing tailored support and advice with establishing or developing school partnerships, including practical tips, ideas for activities and advice on organisational issues.
Where can I find information on funding opportunities for school and youth partnerships?
We offer a number of different grants for joint activity and projects between schools and youth groups in the UK and Germany:
- What summer courses in Germany are available for teenagers?
- 2 Teaching and promoting German
What resources are available to support the teaching of German in my school?
You will find resources for primary schools on our website. These include our voyage kids website, a video in German depicting life in a German town, and the bears programme. All schools can also host a teacher from Germany for free in their school, under the Host a Teacher from Germany programme.
The Goethe-Institut offers resources to teach German, and personal support and training for teachers.
The website of the British Council also has links to further primary language resources
Your school might also be interested in hosting a German-speaking language assistant: http://schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org/programmes-and-funding
What materials and support are available for promoting German in my school?
The Goethe-Institut London has a page on their website on ‘Promoting German’, where, amongst others, you can download a presentation on the benefits and facts of learning German. For a small price, you can also order resources to be sent to you.
If you are teaching German at your school, you might also be interested in our free starter packs. On our resources page, you can also find lists of other useful websites or further organisations providing related material.
What CPD opportunities are available to me as a teacher?
The Goethe-Institut runs residential training courses in Germany each year, as well as distance learning and online courses
The Erasmus+ programme offers funding for courses and jobshadowing in Germay under Key Action 1
We have an opportunities database on our website which is regularly updated with UK-German opportunities relevant to teachers and schools.
- 3 Spending time in Germany
- Where can I find information about spending time in Germany as an au pair or volunteer?
- Where can I find information about working and work placements in Germany?
Who do I contact if I am interested in undergraduate or postgraduate study in Germany?
For information about studying in Germany, go to to the website of the Deutsche Akademische Austausch Dienst (German Academic Exchange Service)
Where can I get more information about visa requirements for visiting Germany?
The website of the German Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt) provides information about visa regulations.
I am interested in moving to Germany. Who can help me with the practicalities?
If you would like to move to Germany for work, the website Make it in Germany will give you further information and advice
- 4 Learning German
Where can I find a course to improve my German?
The German Embassy has links to various websites with further information about learning German
The Goethe-Institut in London also offer A- and AS-Level preparation courses for young people
Many colleges, libraries and commercial institutions also offer German language courses; contact one near you for further information.
I am / my partner is German and we would like our child/ren to learn German – how do we go about this?
The website of the Association of German Saturday Schools provides information on the location and the concept of German Saturday Schools in the UK
Can you give me a list of all schools in the UK which teach German?
Unfortunately it is not possible to provide such a list. If you are interested in a particular area of the UK, you could try contacting the Local Authority and asking them at which of their schools German is taught. Here is a list of local authorities.
- 5 Other information
Where can I find general information about Germany?
You will find links to facts and information about Germany on the website of the German Embassy
How can I get some tourism materials / brochures / maps of Germany?
For tourist information about Germany, please visit the German National Tourist Office website
Where can I find help to promote a cultural event related to Germany in the UK?
The Goethe-Institut may be able to help you; to contact them in the UK, please visit their website
How can I contact the German community in London?
Information about how to get in touch with the German community in London can be found on the ‘Deutsche in London’ website