Lehrwerkstatt – Learning teaching
A programme for professional development as a teacher

People who successfully apply to us as teachers for German as a second language bring very different qualifications and experience with them. What our teachers have in common is their passion for languages and culture and wanting to put this to good use in a meaningful job.

Depending on background, we offer our new colleagues a suitable induction programme:

Do you have a degree in linguistics but no teaching experience yet?

You will gain insight into different theoretical aspects including criteria for good language teaching, how learning works, classroom management, language awareness etc. You will also gather practical experience very quickly. You will receive expert guidance and support from the pedagogical team and experienced colleagues until you are ready to take over your own classes independently.

Is the field of adult education (e.g. SVEB1) not new territory for you, but foreign language teaching is?

In addition to theoretical input on foreign language teaching (e.g. Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), the framework curriculum for integration courses, the fide approach to language learning, etc.), the pedagogical team and your colleagues will accompany you proficiently as you gain practical experience.

Have you already worked as a language teacher at another language school and have the relevant training?

Great! After a trial lesson and an introduction to the special features at Academia (andragogical principles, lesson plans, LMS, systems, etc.), you can get started right away and inspire our clients to learn German. To keep your knowledge up to date and to enable you to develop further, we regularly offer you workshops and seminars.

In our flexible introductory programme, we offer teachers – also prospective teachers – with different previous experience and knowledge the opportunity to gain a foothold in the teaching profession. In addition to theoretical input, you will be able to gain practical experience and receive professional support from our pedagogical team.

Would you like to support learners to achieve their goals with enthusiasm? Then we look forward to receiving your application!