Language and Culture

Promotion of the German Language

Learning German has become increasingly popular during recent years. Around 15.4 million people are currently learning German as a foreign language around the world.

Cooperation partners for promoting German worldwide are the Goethe-Institut, the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and the Educational Exchange Service (PAD).

The “Schools: Partners for the Future” initiative launched by the Federal Foreign Office in 2008 has built up a worldwide network of partner schools. In Malawi the Bambino Private School is one of these PASCH schools.

PASCH - Partner School Initiative

Partner school in Malawi: Bambino Private School

Education creates prospects - multilingualism opens new horizons. At our partner schools abroad we not only desire to provide students with access to the German language and education system, we also want to generate interest in and understanding for one another. 

The "Schools: Partners for the Future" initiative launched by the Federal Foreign Office in 2008 has built up a worldwide network of partner schools to promote the German language. In Lilongwe, the Bambino Private School is the only school in Malawi where students can learn the German language.

Mandala House

Twin Cities Hannover - Blantyre

Hannover and Blantyre became twin cities in April 1968 on the initiative of what is now known as Freundeskreis Malawi e.V.

There are numerous municipal, cooperative projects dealing with development work between the two cities. Hannover is also supporting the annaual Blantyre Arts Festival.

Read more on the Twin Cities Hannover-Blantyre

IFA - Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen

IFA - Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations

The Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, ifa) is an organization operating worldwide to promote artistic exchange and dialogue between civil societies and to provide information about foreign cultural policy.

Alumniportal Deutschland

The Alumniportal Deutschland is a social network designed to promote networking and sharing of information among Germany-Alumni, companies, universities and organisations. It offers a platform for individuals from around the world, who have studied, worked or conducted research in Germany, and companies who wish to stay or get in touch with Germany-Alumni.

Sports in Germany

Deutsche Welle news on sports
DOSB German Olympic Sports Confederation (in German)
Wikipedia on Sport in Germany
Bundesliga - Football (in German)

The German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB)

The German Olympic Sports Confederation (Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund, DOSB) is the non-governmental umbrella organization of German sport. It was founded on May 20, 2006, resulting from the merger of the German Sports Confederation (DSB) and the National Olympic Committee for Germany. The DOSB stands for performance, health, joy of living and the conveyance of values.

Language and Culture

Living language: German is the mother tongue of more than 100 million people.

Goethe Institut

Grünes Logo des Goethe-Instituts

For many college and university programs in Germany, prospective students must demonstrate adequate German skills. With a Goethe-Institut distance learning course you can decide for yourself when and where you would like to learn German. Read more on their website about a course suitable for you.

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)

Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst

Information on higher education and studying in Germany, including in particular information about international degree programmes, university admission requirements in Germany, DAAD scholarship programmes, language examinations, summer courses and up-to-date reports on life in Germany.

Educational Exchange Service (PAD)


The PAD is a department of the Secretariat of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany (Kultusministerkonferenz). The PAD carries out its role in cooperation with the various states in the Federal Republic of Germany, the German Foreign Ministry, the EU Commission and other national and international partners from the school sector.