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Initiative "Schools: Partners for the Future"

The initiative “Schools: Partners for the Future” (PASCH) connects a global network of more than 2,000 PASCH schools with a special connection to Germany. The Goethe-Institut looks after around 600 PASCH schools in the national education systems of over 100 countries.

In February 2008 the Federal Foreign Office launched the “Schools: Partners for the Future” (PASCH) initiative. PASCH is coordinated by the Federal Foreign Office and implemented together with the Central Office for Schools Abroad, the Goethe Institute, the German Academic Exchange Service and the Educational Exchange Service of the Conference of Ministers of Education.

Guiding principles and goals

Four guiding principles determine the direction of PASCH:
  • Perspectives through education,
  • Broadening horizons through multilingualism,
  • Access to language and education and
  • joint approach to future problems as an international learning community
In February 2008 the Federal Foreign Office launched the “Schools: Partners for the Future” (PASCH) initiative. PASCH strengthens and connects a global network of more than 2,000 PASCH schools with special ties to Germany. The Goethe-Institut looks after around 600 PASCH schools in the national education systems of over 100 countries.

The initiative is coordinated by the Federal Foreign Office and implemented together with the Central Office for Schools Abroad, the Goethe Institute, the German Academic Exchange Service and the Educational Exchange Service of the Conference of Ministers of Education.

The network of German schools abroad and schools that offer the German language diploma is being strengthened. In addition, school cooperation is being expanded in order to further consolidate German as a foreign language in the national education systems. In addition, the scholarships for studying in Germany and the opportunities for student exchanges and school partnerships are offered.

Goals of PASCH

This initiative aims to arouse sustained interest and enthusiasm for modern Germany, its society and the German language among young people. A worldwide network of partner schools in the Federal Republic of Germany is being created; through joint activities and exchanges, the schools become an international learning community.

With attractive educational offers, PASCH contributes to the sustainable qualification of both schoolchildren and teachers and thus expands the skills of young people for studying in Germany and in later professional life. The aim is also to build lively, long-term ties to Germany and to encourage schools and their teachers and students to openly exchange ideas and work with one another. PASCH is also networked with other foreign cultural and educational policy initiatives, such as the “Kulturweit” voluntary service.

Tasks and measures of the Goethe-Institut

The Goethe-Institut supports the more than 600 PASCH schools it supervises in introducing or expanding German as a school subject. It offers teachers methodical and didactic advanced training and language courses and equips schools with modern, multimedia-based teaching, learning and regional studies materials. In addition, as part of the initiative, the Goethe-Institut sent teaching experts around the world to look after the partner schools. Youth courses in Germany for pupils from participating schools improve language skills, strengthen intercultural competence and bring regional studies to life.
As a meeting point for the international PASCH community, PASCH-net networks around 2,000 schools and 600,000 PASCH pupils worldwide.

Information about PASCH

The website provides information about the institutions involved and their activities around the world. An interactive world map gives an overview of the school network. The schools involved can present themselves in short portraits. Committed actors present their projects and give valuable tips from practice. PASCH-net also provides information on international PASCH youth courses in Germany and on promoting school partnerships.

Information about the PASCH initiative (in several languages)
World map
School portraits
Projects worldwide
PASCH youth courses
School partnerships

Learning material and interactive offers

Teachers and learners will find freely accessible videos, texts and audios on current topics as well as ideas for use in GFL lessons and worksheets to download on PASCH-net. The learning material for young German learners can be filtered by subject area, language level, format and exam preparation.

Interactive offers such as the comment function integrated into all learning materials invite you to participate. PASCH pupils can take part in competitions advertised worldwide via PASCH-net with attractive prizes. As part of takeovers, teachers and students take over the PASCH net Instagram channel and post themselves.

Learning material
Competitions
PASCH-net on Instagram

Online school newspaper PASCH-Global

Young people from all over the world blog together in German on PASCH-Global. With texts, photos, videos and audios, they give insights into their lives and show their view of Germany. The online school newspaper also offers opportunities to participate.

Information about PASCH-Global and how to get involved

PASCH learning platform

The moodle-based PASCH learning platform gives German teachers the opportunity to create virtual workspaces for lessons and / or to take part in tutored online training courses. In the online course “Moodle Tools for Classes” you can find out how you can use the PASCH learning platform in school lessons or as part of teacher training.

Information on the PASCH learning platform
Online course "Moodle tools for teaching"

Information on studying in Germany and for PASCH alumni

Future graduates of PASCH schools will receive general information on the topic and interesting links, for example on the PASCH alumni platform. You will get to know various scholarship offers and PASCH programs. PASCH school leavers who are now studying in Germany talk about their experiences.

Information about studying in Germany
PASCH alumni platform

Registration and log-in at PASCH-net

Most of the offers on the website are freely accessible. Only those who want to use PASCH-net offers such as the comment function, competitions and communities or be active on the learning platform need to register once and then log in with their email address and password. Registered PASCH teachers can create codes for colleagues and students at their PASCH school.

FAQ on the PASCH initiative and registration

Newsletter and social media

Registered users can subscribe to the monthly general PASCH newsletter and / or the student newsletter after logging in under "My PASCH". Anyone who follows PASCH-net on Facebook, Twitter and / or Instagram will also receive regular information on PASCH-net offers.

My PASCH
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

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The PASCH network comprises more than 2,000 schools worldwide. The Goethe-Institut looks after over 600 schools in the national education systems of over 100 countries. As part of the “Schools: Partners for the Future” initiative, these schools have either introduced or expanded German classes. German is mainly offered as a second foreign language in schools.

The PASCH network also includes around 140 German schools abroad, 27 German profile schools and around 1,100 national schools that offer the German Language Diploma of the Conference of Ministers of Education and Training.

School portraits