Resources

It is never too late to learn a new language! Here are some of the many resources available to help you, your children, or others begin or continue learning the German language, as well as useful recources for teachers of German. In addition, students of German usually also learn more about the cultures of German-speaking countries

Goethe-Institut

Goethe-Institut in the UK

The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. It promotes knowledge of the German language abroad and fosters international cultural cooperation. It conveys a comprehensive picture of Germany by providing information on Germany's cultural, social and political life. The Goethe-Institut in London and Glasgow offer German courses for all levels, intensive courses throughout the year and a choice of courses at centres in Germany. They also offer support and information for teachers of German, providing an extensive library and information service and a wide range of cultural activities, such as films, exhibitions, seminars.

Goethe-Institut in the UK

UK-German Connection

UK-German Connection

UK-German Connection is the bilateral government initiative for school and youth links.Bringing young people together lies at the heart of UK-German Connection's work. It acts as a first port of call for information and advice, provides a dedicated linking service and offers funding for UK-German activity as well as a range of bilateral programmes, trips and seminars. Through networks and virtual communities, UK-German Connection facilitates the active involvement of young people and teachers in the development of UK-German youth relations.UK-German Connection provides the voyage and voyage kids websites to support UK-German youth interaction, cultural understanding and language learning, as well as a dedicated Professionals & Parents website with resources and information for those working with young people.

DAAD

DAAD

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. The DAAD currently provides financial support to more than 55,000 individuals every year by offering funding to students, researchers, and academics worldwide. The DAAD also actively promotes Germany as an international study and research destination, and plays a major role in promoting the German language at higher education level worldwide. The London office provides funding for students and academics in the UK and Ireland to study and carry out research in Germany.

Deutsche Welle online courses

With the free German courses from Deutsche Welle, you can choose the learning style that suits you best: e-learning at the computer, with short videos, audio courses or podcasts, or with texts and worksheets you can print out. Select from courses for beginners, intermediate learners, and advanced learners. German language teachers are welcome to use our multimedia material in their lessons. The Course Finder helps you choose the best format for each level.

PASCH - Partner School Initiative

Partner School Initiative PASCH

The PASCH partner school initiative has been providing pupils world-wide with an opportunity to learn German and enjoy German education since 2008. This global network of schools is designed to arouse a lasting interest in modern‑day Germany and the German language in young people – especially in the priority regions of Asia, the Middle East and Central and Eastern Europe.

The Federal Foreign Office is responsible for coordinating PASCH, which is being implemented in cooperation with the Central Agency for Schools Abroad (ZfA), the Goethe‑Institut (GI), the Educational Exchange Service of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany (PAD) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

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German Saturday Schools

The Association of German Saturday Schools is the umbrella organisation for German Saturday Schools in the United Kingdom. Its member schools promote German language and culture in the United Kingdom, especially among families with German-speaking backgrounds.

There are around 22 German Saturday Schools nationally. They offer supplementary education in German for children who are growing up bilingually in the UK.

Usually one parent comes from a German-speaking background. Because they do not actually teach German as a foreign language, but hold their lessons in German, children need to have a certain level of understanding and speaking German when they start out.

Teachers at a German Saturday School usually are native German speakers.

For more information, visit the Association of German Saturday Schools website

German School London

The DSL is part of a long-standing tradition of excellence in the world-wide network of more than 140 German Schools Abroad. All are independent schools accredited and supported by the Federal Republic of Germany. It caters to pupils from Kindergarten through the bilingual Abitur and the IB diploma. DSL offers an appealing and challenging educational programme with specific emphasis on German language and culture.