The British Council is partially-funded by the UK government but also attracts resources from partners, donors and paying customers. Our wealth of knowledge and our preference for working in partnership mean that everyone from individuals to major national and multinational organizations, institutions and businesses can draw on our connections and expertise.

In Germany, we work in partnership with German organizations on shared educational and English Language Teaching agendas. If you are planning your own English Language Teaching project or event and are interested in partnership opportunities, contact us.


Example partnerships in our work in English Language Learning and Teaching include:

Providing expertise for teacher training

Since 2011 the British Council has assisted the Ministry of Education in Saxony-Anhalt with a major teacher training project, supported by the European Commission’s European Social Fund. A tailor-made programme called ‘Training of Communicative Competencies for Teachers of English’ was developed in close consultation with the teacher training institute LISA (State Institute for School Quality and Teacher Training of Saxony-Anhalt). Over a period of three years up to 1,200 teachers of English throughout Saxony-Anhalt will take part in a blended learning programme combining face-to-face, online and UK home-stay courses.

Supporting successful international communication in business

Since 2009 we have been an associate member of the ERFA Wirtschaft Sprache group, supporting successful international communication and cooperation in industry and business. ERFA Wirtschaft Sprache offers a network and events for exchanging experience and information on the latest research and developments in language learning and training for the workplace.

Networking through innovative projects in language learning and teaching

Language Rich Europe is a networking project initiated by the British Council in 2010, bringing together 1200 policy makers and practitioners from 24 countries and regions inEurope to discuss and develop better policies and practices for multilingualism. Network members are drawn from the fields of education, business, public services and the media. The project, which targets decision makers and practitioners in education, business, public services and the media, has been delivered by a consortium of over 30 partners co-managed by a steering group.