Health and safety: Host a Teacher from Germany

The Host a Teacher from Germany programme is coordinated by UK-German Connection in partnership with the Pädagogischer Austauschdienst (PAD). The Pädagogischer Austauschdienst is the German governmental institution in charge of international exchange at school level and works to develop and promote international co-operation.

Please note that any arrangements made through the Host a Teacher from Germany programme may be subject to developments in the situation regarding Covid-19 and Brexit. We are monitoring the situation together with our partners in Germany and will inform you of any updates, which may affect the programme, as soon as we can.

  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

Host a Teacher from Germany – application process guidelines

In order to take part in this programme, coordinating teachers fill out an application form on behalf of their school. This page outlines the application process for the Host a Teacher from Germany programme 2020-21.

Before you start with your online application, please read our Help page as it contains important information on logging in/out of, saving, previewing and downloading your application. Please also refer to this page in case you experience any technical difficulties.

The following application process guidelines cover the steps and documentation needed to apply for this programme.

  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

German Teacher Award 2020

If you know a truly outstanding German language teacher at your primary or secondary school – make sure that their dedication and excellence get the recognition they deserve!

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany is pleased to invite nominations for the annual German Teacher Award, now in its 17th successful year.

Deadline: Applications must reach the German Embassy by Sunday, 31st May 2020.

More information can be found here: uk.diplo.de/gta

  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

Host a Teacher from Germany – data protection guidelines

In order to take part in this programme, coordinating teachers fill out an application form on behalf of their school. This page outlines UK-German Connection’s policy regarding your data privacy and rights in relation to the Host a Teacher from Germany programme.

  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

German Pupil Course Group Leaders

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.

https://ukgermanconnection.org/pp/programmes/gpc-group-leaders/

The application deadline for the German Pupil Courses Group Leaders 2020 has now passed. We will notify applicants in early April about the outcome of their application.

  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

German Scholarship Programme

The German Scholarships Programme is a four week long course in Germany for students with a high level of German. The course is entirely funded by the German Foreign Office and eight students are selected each year.  The students spend two weeks living with host families and participate in an international programme, involving cultural and educational excursions and activities.

This programme is open to UK pupils in their penultimate school year (Year 12 in England and Wales, S5 in Scotland, Year 13 in Northern Ireland).

http://ukgermanconnection.org/pp-scholarships

The application deadline for the German Scholarships Programme 2020 has now passed. We will notify applicants in early April about the outcome of their application.

  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

German Pupil Courses

The German Pupil Courses are 2-week courses in Germany for UK pupils studying German. There are three courses every summer for 12 pupils and one accompanying teacher each. They are a fantastic opportunity for pupils to get first-hand experience of German life and culture and improve their German language skills at the same time.

This programme is open to pupils in Year 12 (England, Wales) / Year 13 (Northern Ireland) / S5 (Scotland) and Year 10 (England, Wales) / Year 11 (Northern Ireland) / S3 (Scotland).

http://ukgermanconnection.org/pp-gpc

The application deadline for the German Pupil Courses 2020 has now passed. We will notify applicants in early April about the outcome of their application.

  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

Health and safety: German Pupil Courses & German Scholarships Programme

Please read the information below in conjunction with our general Health & Safety Policy.

The German Pupil Courses and German Scholarships Programme are run by the Pädagogischer Austauschdienst (PAD), Bonn in co-operation with UK-German Connection, London. The PAD runs the programme on behalf of the Auswärtiges Amt (German Foreign Ministry). UK-German Connection manages the programme in the UK on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE) and the British Council, and in close cooperation with the PAD. The Pädagogischer Austauschdienst is the German governmental institution in charge of international education at school level and works to develop and promote international co-operation at school level.

  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

Joint thematic workshop – Architecture

The architecture of Berlin was the focus of this workshop, giving pupils from the UK and Germany the chance to take in some of the capital’s sights and reflect together on the cultural significance of their surroundings.

 

A boat trip on the Spree

Group leader Clare and her German counterpart incorporated the theme of their joint thematic workshop into one of the group’s excursions – participants and their partners enjoyed a sunny boat trip down the river Spree to take in the architecture of central Berlin. During the trip the pupils took pictures of the buildings and notable architectural features.

Understanding culture through architecture

In the classroom-based sessions, a ‘reconstruction’ of the boat trip was put together using the photos taken during the excursion including information on what they had learned about the different styles and eras of German architecture. The participants discussed what they had seen and what had impressed them most about Berlin’s architecture. German participants were able to provide their knowledge on their home city and UK participants gave their opinion from an outsider’s perspective. The importance of imperialism in Germany’s history and how it is present in the architecture was explored and gave participants a deeper understanding of German cultural heritage.

Working together creatively

Pupils then worked in mixed nationality groups or pairs to produce a poster on their favourite aspect of the architecture they had seen. The East Side Gallery, the influence of mythology, graffiti and street art, classical and neo-classical styles and the contrast of old and new buildings featured in their eye-catching creative work.

It was enjoyable, particularly with regards to the creative aspect…it was good to interact with the German students in a relaxed but educational format.

I learnt a lot about interpreting artwork and about the history behind some of the paintings at the East Side Gallery.

It helped me to develop a deeper understanding of the German culture and to express my ideas in German.

 

 

  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

Opportunities for Pupils

We have a variety of opportunities for pupils to visit Germany, either as individual applicants or with a group from their school.

German Pupil Courses

The German Pupil Courses are two-week long language and culture courses, which take place in July and August in Germany. There are three course for 12 pupils and one group leader each. The pupils stay with German host families for two weeks and attend excursions and school visits while in the country. The programme is open for students in Year 10 and Year 12.

More information about the German Pupil Courses can be found on our website for young people.

German Scholarships Programmes

The German Scholarships Programme is a four-week long programme in Germany for students with a high level of German. The course is entirely funded by the German Foreign Office and eight students are selected each year.  The students spend two weeks living with host families and participate in an international programme, involving cultural and educational excursions and activities.

You can find more information about the German Scholarships Programme on our website for young people.

Youth Seminars

Throughout the year, UK German connection runs thematic seminars, often based on current topics and events. The seminars are attended by young people in education or as part of a youth group and are bilateral events, held in either the UK or Germany.

You can find more information on our website for young people.

Magical Christmas Trips

The Magical Christmas trips programme is an intercultural and educational Christmas trip to Germany for primary school children and a small number of accompanying secondary school students. The four day visit allows younger children to experience German culture during the festive period.

More information, along with past experiences, can be found on our Magical Christmas Trip page.

  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK