Language and Education
In a Europe of free movement and a world of globalised markets, education enables us to take the chances offered by open borders and world-wide networks. Along with the US and the UK, Germany is one of the countries most preferred by foreign students.
On Monday, 12 June, Ambassador Peter Ammon welcomed John le Carré to his Residence for the annual ‘Sommerfest der deutschen Sprache’, where they presented the 14th German Teacher Awards to outstanding teachers of German in the UK.
The German Embassy London, together with the Federal Foreign Office, annually organises a professional trip for British teachers of history to Berlin. This year’s History Teacher Tour will take place from 15-21 October and is now open for applications until 8 September 2017.
Here are some of the many opportunities available to help you, your children, or others begin or continue learning the German language. In addition, students of German usually also learn more about the cultures of German-speaking countries.
A quick overview over schooling in Germany and an introduction into the attractive German school system with some basic facts and figures can be found here.
The global network of German schools abroad is designed to cater for the needs of Germans working abroad who want German education for their children. Most schools are “contact” institutions and admit children from the host country and other nations, allowing them to get to know Germany, its culture and language.
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 aims to evoke lasting interest in modern‑day Germany and the German language in young people.
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.