German(y) on the Road
Dialog and Exchange

German(y) on the Road

Together with the Federation of Franco-German Houses and the Goethe-Institut, the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Franco-German Youth Office (DFJW) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) send eleven young language assistants to France.

The primary aim of the initiative is to give French students at school a more appealing, welcoming, and up-to-date image of Germany than the one they currently have, which tends to be somewhat one-sided. In lighthearted lessons, German culture and the German language are made accessible to the French students using such techniques as play-based learning, music, soccer-related word games, and a suitcase full of typical German objects. All involved will be able to give their imagination free rein.

The language assistants are also busy outside of school life: at book fairs, at the Franco-German Forum in Strasbourg, and at event series such as German weeks and German teachers’ conferences.

In cooperation with the individual school administrations, the language assistants are traveling throughout the regions of France. They are currently affiliated to the cultural institutions of the Federation of French-German Cultural Institutions, branches of the Goethe-Institut, and French regional authorities in Aix-en-Provence, Bordeaux, Caen, Dijon, Lyon, Montpellier, Nancy, Nantes, Paris, and Toulouse.

Applications are not possible at the moment.

As part of the partner program FranceMobil, groups of 12 young French people have been coming to Germany every year since 2002 to get German students excited about France and the French language.

Picture Gallery

Photo: Harald Gottschalk
DeutschMobil representatives 2013-2014 in Paris
Photo: Nadine Gruner
DeutschMobil representatives 2011-2012
Handing over of the DeutschMobil with Karl Rauber, Minister für Bundes- und Europaangelegenheiten, Saarland
Photo: Christelle Glémet
 DeutschMobil was awarded with "Label européen des langues 2011"
DeutschMobil with Michael Klett
DeutschMobil Paris and Jürgen Rüttgers
Forum Strasbourg and Klaus Wowereit
Gerhard Schröder and Jaques Chirac at the Adenauer-de Gaulle-Preis.
Band "Wir sind Helden" at the book fair in Leipzig
Children in France welcoming DeutschMobil


Matthias Wandel
Program Officer
Deutsch-Französisches Jugendwerk (DFJW)
Molkenmarkt 1
10179 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 28875754

Contact at the Foundation

Karin Karlsson
Phone: +49 (0)711 46084-540
Irene Joos
Phone: +49 (0)711 46084-126