Professional Development Day for Secondary School Teachers of German

The Goethe-Institut London invites secondary teachers of German to a free, online ‘German Teachers’ Day’. The day will include seminars, advice and tools for German teaching and will take place on Saturday, 3 July 2021. The focus of this summer’s German Teachers’ Day will be on student and teacher motivation.

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  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

Café Connect

UK-German Connection’s cultural exchange café, Café Connect, gives young people the chance to get to know UK and German peers through fun, interactive activities, and group discussions on current topics. It’s a great opportunity to make new friends, learn about the other culture, and practise (or even pick up) some German!

These friendly online meet-ups take place twice a month and are open to young people both with and without German language skills.

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  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

German Teacher Award

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 in London is now inviting nominations for the annual German Teacher Award. The award is given every year to excellent teachers of German who have who have made an outstanding and dedicated contribution to German teaching at their school.

Deadline: 14 May 2021

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  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

Language Assistants from Germany

Employ a Language Assistant from Germany in your school to support German language teaching, extra-curricular activities and the general international work and atmosphere at your school! The assistants are native German speakers who are either currently studying English or training to be a teacher of English in their home country. They work at their host school for a minimum of 12 hours per week and can be ‘shared’ with other local schools in the area.

Deadline: 30 April 2021

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  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

Host a Teacher from Germany

Would you like a boost of authentic German cultural input in your school? Through the Host a Teacher from Germany programme, your school can host a German teacher (virtually or face-to-face) for one, two or three weeks during the academic year, at no cost.

All schools and further education colleges in the UK can take part. The programme is open to teachers of any subject and German does not need to be offered at your school; visiting teachers are either teachers of English or have good knowledge of the English language.

UK schools can be matched with a German teacher on the basis of a hosting (application) form or can host a teacher, who is known to them, e.g. from a partner school.

  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

15-year Anniversary Challenge: Capture Your Connection

Do you have a UK-German connection?

Share your story and celebrate your experience by submitting an entry to our 15-year Anniversary Challenge! Whether it’s a friendship, school partnership, youth group exchange or other connection, share it creatively and inspire others with your story!

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  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

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

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

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