Professional Support
Resources and Support
Immersion and Scholarship Opportunities

Teachers of German in New Zealand may benefit from the professional support offered by the following organisations:

Future Learning Solutions - Centre for Languages

We support schools and teachers to implement the Learning Languages curriculum area through the promotion of a five-stage professional learning pathway for schools and teachers in years 7-13.

For more information contact the National German Adviser.


German in Aotearoa New Zealand (GANZ)

A subject association which provides support for teachers and students. To join visit


German Teachers’ list serve

This email group is an excellent source of information and resources. It is also the primary medium through which organisations advertise opportunities, scholarships, grants and other important information for teachers and students. To register, contact GANZ -


New Zealand Association of Language Teachers (NZALT)

A professional network of language teachers with over 500 members. It runs a number of initiatives to support teachers including competitions and professional development opportunities. To join visit


German Embassy




A German cultural institute with a global reach which provides information for teachers and students of German. Visit


Goethe Society

Offers a variety of cultural experiences, ranging from information talks in either English or German to screenings of German- language films. Visit Auckland Goethe Society or Wellington Goethe Society

Resources and support for German Language Programmes are:

National German Adviser

The National German Adviser provides teachers with information on teaching resources and sustaining German language programmes.

For more information please contact the National German Adviser.

To find out more about workshops offered by the German National Adviser, please look at our Upcoming Workshops.


TKI Learning Languages

The Learning Languages Community is a portal to professional learning opportunities, professional support for the New Zealand Curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, resources and key links for language teachers. Learning Languages publishes regular newsletters to keep language  teachers informed about important deadlines and events. Visit


E-library of the Goethe-Institut New Zealand

A virtual library, where a range of German resources are available. Visit

Immersion and scholarship opportunities for teachers of German are:


Professional Development Seminar Scholarships

Up to 5 scholarships are available for teachers of German at primary, secondary or tertiary level to attend a two or three-week Professional Development Seminar on German language, methodology, culture and special topics at a Goethe-Institute in Germany. Visit German Immersion and Scholarship.


German Language Courses

Scholarships for teachers to refresh or advance their language level at a four or eight-week course at a Goethe-Institute in Germany. For more information, visit German Language Courses.


Ministry of Education Language Immersion Awards

AFS Intercultural Programmes provides teachers with an opportunity to undertake long or short term immersion experiences in Germany. Visit the website.


Scholarships for Year 12 students of German in New Zealand:

Find more details for the PAD scholarship on the German student scholarship page.