Engaging with the German language encourages dialogue, exchange and cooperation between people and cultures. The German Missions in the United States work with many institutions, including the Goethe-Institut, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), American Association of Teachers of German and Central Agency for Schools Abroad (ZfA)—as well as individual teachers, students, and Deutschbegeisterte—to support and promote the German language in the USA. Read on to learn more and get involved!
Join do Deutsch on Facebook and connect with German students, teachers, and Freunde der deutschen Sprache in the USA. This is the place to let your #Sprachvergnügen run loose!
We know that learning any foreign language brings amazing benefits, so why should you pick German? We think German is a great choice if you’re interested in any (or all!) of the following:
Just Add German is a campaign of the Goethe-Institut. Its goal is to show how German as a foreign language is beneficial to students, families, careers, as well as a great way to open doors to new opportunities.
Just Add German
With 100 million native speakers, German is the most commonly-spoken language in Europe. Around the world, 15.4 million people learn German as a foreign language. There are many good reasons to study German, and many resources to help you gain fluency in the language of Goethe, Gauß, and Grönemeyer.
Assisting teachers through its network of German and American partners spanning the USA, the German Language Consultants open doors to new study and career options and connect students to the business world. They help develop German programs.
With over 2,000 PArtner SCHools connected in a worldwide network, PASCH is an international learning community that is not only fostering German language learning, but also making a lasting contribution to cultural exchange and improved mutual understanding.
Universities and colleages nationwide are invited to take part in our annual Germany on Campus program. Any department may apply for financial and organizational support. Contact us today! We would love to hear from you and help you bring Germany to your campus.
In cooperation with the Goethe-Institut and the AATG, the German Embassy Washington has presented the Teacher of Excellence Award since 2008, highlighting the accomplishments of top-notch, up-and-coming German teachers in the United States.
German teachers in the USA help foster the future of German-American understanding. The German Embassy and its partners in the German consulates, Goethe-Institute, AATG, and ZfA, among others, assist the German-as-a-foreign-language community with diverse initiatives.
Thank you to the hundreds of students (and their teachers!) who entered the 2022 Annual Essay Contest. We're happy to announce the winners!