Language and Education

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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.

Host a Teacher from Germany

Host a Teacher from Germany

Provide your school with authentic cultural input by hosting a teacher from Germany for two or three weeks, at no cost to you. Schools do not need to be teaching German to apply and visits can take place at any time between September 2015 and July 2016.

German Language

German Language

After English German comes second in terms of foreign languages in Europe. There are currently some 17 million people worldwide learning German as a foreign language at institutions and schools.

Woman studying

Education in Germany

Good initial opportunities for everyone are a key prerequisite for education and achievement. Learn more about the German school system, the dual vocational education system, German schools abroad and the partner school initiative, PASCH.

Graduating students

Study in Germany

There are many reasons to study in Germany. With some of the oldest universities in the world, the German academic landscape offers a wide range of degree programmes and excellence in research and teaching.

KT Bosse-Foy


"A fantastic experience that will set you apart from everyone else." What British students who made the decision to study in Germany have to say.

University instructor

Online courses in higher education

Berlin-based, a platform for academic online teaching, is offering Massive Open Online Courses, known as “MOOCs”.

Highlights of Berlin

Professional Tour for British Teachers of History

The German Embassy London, together with the Federal Foreign Office, annually organises a professional tour for British teachers of history in Berlin. The last such trip took place from 26 to 31 October 2014.

The Embassy on Social Media

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Student at the library

Student at the library

The Guardian: "How I quadrupled the number of pupils taking German in my school"

The Guardian

German Teacher Award-winning modern languages teacher Sara Davidson has quadrupled the number of pupils taking German at her school. 

Word of the Week

Word of the Week: die Handschuhe

Once a week, we publish a word of the week on our Facebook page. Here you can click through all words of the week since late September 2013.