German Pupil Course Group Leaders
We are very sorry that the German Pupil Courses 2020 have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We have contacted all group leader applicants directly by email. We hope to be able to run this programme in summer 2021 and further updates will be available here soon. Applications are likely to be opened between late-2020 and early-2021.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Professional development and German immersion for teachers of German
Become a group leader on the German Pupil Courses and accompany a group of 12 pupils to Germany. This is a great opportunity for your professional development, whilst spending two weeks immersed in German language, daily life and culture.
This has been one of the best projects I have been involved with in my long teaching career…As a teacher it was a fantastic opportunity to be immersed in German and has really refreshed my language and enthusiasm for teaching it. It was so uplifting to witness how much fun the pupils had whilst experiencing first hand some of what Germany has to offer.
-Phillipa, GPC Ortenburg 2019
Group leadership opportunities
Each year, three posts are available for qualified UK teachers with experience of teaching German up to GCSE/S5 (for course option 2) or A-level/S6 (for course option 1) and experience of taking groups of young people abroad, to act as group leaders on the German Pupil Courses.
You will work alongside other teachers at a German school and will stay – where possible – with a German host family. Group leaders receive an honorarium, as well as a contingency fund for course-related expenses.
Take a look at last year’s Group Leader blog, which all group leaders contribute to during the courses, and read about previous thematic workshops on youth values, architecture and sustainability and ‘zero waste’.
I have quite literally had the time of my life over the last two weeks. The chance to work with inspiring, passionate young people from around the country was amazing, and I will never forget the time we have spent together. Lifelong friendships have been formed, language skills have been increased, and a group of 12 students are heading back into the world to make a real change. I wish them all the very best of success in their futures.
-Sam, previous GPC Group Leader