The Delhi Board of School Education (DBSE) on Tuesday signed an agreement with the Goethe Institute to provide German language courses to students of government schools in Delhi. “We are committed to provide global exposure to all its students studying in Delhi government schools and make their dreams fly. As a part of our program to introduce a major global language in government schools, German is one of the first languages that students will learn,” said Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
“Learning a global language is not only an acquisition of a skill, but also an engagement with the culture of a particular country. This partnership with the Goethe Institute Max Mueller Bhawan will lead to many new jobs for the students of Delhi government schools in the future- It will also open up educational opportunities as well,” Sisodia, who is also the Education Minister of Delhi, said at the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
Appreciating the government for providing government school students with the opportunity to learn a global language, German Ambassador to India Walter J Lindner said, “This linguistic partnership with the Delhi government will open new horizons for culture, art, education and many more. Will open future partnership. Learning German will open job opportunities for Delhi government school students not only in Germany but also in many countries of the European Union.
In the pilot phase, the German language will be introduced in 30 schools under the Directorate of Education, including Schools of Specialized Excellence (SoSEs). Under this partnership, students will be trained in communicative German by the faculty of the Goethe Institute/Max Mueller Building, which will help students strengthen their professional skills and explore a new culture.
“Along with the students, the Goethe Institute / Max Mueller Building will also train and support teachers and resource persons teaching German in the DOE’s schools and gradually enable them to take German language education independently, including the Max Müller Building. Will play an advisory role,” he said. Education Director Himanshu Gupta.
Last year, the German Embassy approached the Ministry of Education to explore possible ways to increase German lessons in all Kendriya Vidyalayas, noting that the number of students studying the language at KVs has dropped significantly and its As a result, more than 270 language teachers have been fired. This development comes after the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan two years ago decided to teach only German outside the school.