Teacher Training Course

Two-Week Training Course for teachers of German

Teacher Training Erasmus+

Join us for our popular HORIZONTE teacher training courses in Regensburg: improving and refreshing your German language skills and exchanging ideas with colleagues while enjoying a cultural immersion in one of Germany’s most beautiful cities.

Our teacher training course consists of 2 weeks of intensive German language training.
Together with fellow German teachers from all over the world you will receive various insights into methodology and didactics, expanding your knowledge and comprehension of German language and culture.

Please find dates, prices and more information here: 2023 Teacher Training, 2024 Teacher Training.

Required level of German

To join the teacher training course you need to have a minimum level of B2 in German.


The participants will receive the programme and other useful pre-course information prior to the course start.


Participants will be asked to hand in a detailed commentary on the course, including how the course will have impact on the professional development in their own country.


  • Refreshing the oral and listening German skills
  • Updating one’s knowledge in current German affairs
  • Enlarging one’s skills in methodology and didactics in teaching German to learners from about 14 years of age
  • Being able to apply a modern, communication-oriented teaching methodology
  • Benefitting from the exchange and sharing of best practice with colleagues.

We expect the participants to actively contribute to the lessons. We would be pleased to discuss their ideas, teaching materials, projects, etc. It should not be expected to get ready-made material for their own teaching practice.


The teacher training course at HORIZONTE consists of 30 lessons per week.*

  • Linguistic skills
    Monday to Friday 09.00 to 10.30 &  11.00 to 12.30, 20 lessons (45 min each) per week in international groups (not guaranteed)
    Training of oral and listening skills, idiomatic matters, error correction, working with current authentic texts
  • Methodology & Didactics
    Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri from 13.30: a total of 10 weekly lessons in 4 units (450 minutes*)
    Methodology of communication-oriented teaching: teaching grammar, German culture (food and beverage, politics, economy, political parties), working with pictures, texts, songs and films, youth and street speech
    *In the rare case that there is only one teacher enroled for a specific date, he/she will receive 5 individual lessons instead.

Additional Programme after 15:30:

Talks on current political, economic, cultural, literary topics, guided city tours, cultural activities (open for all HORIZONTE students). Wednesday afternoons and every other Saturday: Excursions

Erasmus+ grants

All our teacher training courses are eligible for funding by the new EU programme Erasmus+.
In order to apply for funding you will need our OID number: E10114453.

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