FAQ

    Questions

  1. How can I find a partner school / youth group in Germany?
  2. Where can I find information on funding opportunities for school and youth partnerships?
  3. What summer courses in Germany are available for teenagers?
  4. What resources are available to support the teaching of German in my school?
  5. What materials and support are available for promoting German in my school?
  6. What CPD opportunities are available to me as a teacher?
  7. Where can I find information about spending time in Germany as an au pair or volunteer?
  8. Where can I find information about working and work placements in Germany?
  9. Who do I contact if I am interested in undergraduate or postgraduate study in Germany?
  10. Where can I get more information about visa requirements for visiting Germany?
  11. I am interested in moving to Germany. Who can help me with the practicalities?
  12. Where can I find a course to improve my German?
  13. I am / my partner is German and we would like our child/ren to learn German – how do we go about this?
  14. Can you give me a list of all schools in the UK which teach German?
  15. Where can I find general information about Germany?
  16. How can I get some tourism materials / brochures / maps of Germany?
  17. Where can I find help to promote a cultural event related to Germany in the UK?
  18. How can I contact the German community in London?

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.

1 Programmes and activities with Germany

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:

1 Programmes and activities with Germany

What summer courses in Germany are available for teenagers?

We have two summer courses, the four-week Scholarships Programme and the two-week German Pupil Courses , which are funded (fully and partly respectively) by the German Foreign Office.
The Goethe-Institut also runs summer courses for young people in Germany: www.goethe.de

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: www.goethe.de

The website of the British Council also has links to further primary language resources:
http://schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org

Your school might also be interested in hosting a German-speaking language assistant: http://schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org/programmes-and-funding

2 Teaching and promoting German

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: www.goethe.de. 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 futher organisations providing related material.

2 Teaching and promoting German

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: www.goethe.de

The Erasmus+ programme offers funding for courses and jobshadowing in Germay under Key Action 1: www.erasmusplus.org.uk

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?

Links to organisations where you will find more information on au-pair jobs and volunteering in Germany can be found on our website for young people

There is useful information on the Eurodesk website: www.eurodesk.org.uk

The website of the European Youth Portal also contains helpful information: http://europa.eu

3 Spending time in Germany

Where can I find information about working and work placements in Germany?

Links to organisations where you will find more information on working and work placements in Germany can be found on our website for young people.

There is also lots of information, as well as further links, on the Eurodesk website: www.eurodesk.org.uk

3 Spending time 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): www.daad.de

3 Spending time in Germany

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. An English version of the site is available here: www.auswaertiges-amt.de

3 Spending time in Germany

I am interested in moving to Germany. Who can help me with the practicalities?

If you are thinking of moving to Germany, you will find links to information from our website.

If you would like to move to Germany for work, the website Make it in Germany will give you further information and advice: www.make-it-in-germany.com

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: www.london.diplo.de

The Goethe-Institut in London also offer A- and AS-Level preparation courses for young people: www.goethe.de

Many colleges, libraries and commercial institutions also offer German language courses; contact one near you for further information.

4 Learning German

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: www.germansaturdayschools.co.uk

4 Learning German

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. There is a list of local authorities here: www.schoolswebdirectory.co.uk

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: www.london.diplo.de

5 Other information

How can I get some tourism materials / brochures / maps of Germany?

For tourist information about Germany, please visit the German National Tourist Office website: www.germany.travel

5 Other information

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: www.goethe.de

5 Other information

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: www.deutsche-in-london.net