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Joining the subject associations for each of the subjects you teach is now an understood requirement for Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

The gdi runs a main November conference at which the AGM is held and a smaller Spring conference.

The gdi as a subject association does its best to act as the hub through which you can find information about events and competitions relevant to your subject from the many organisations and agencies that now work in Modern Language teaching in Ireland. 

It is recommended that as a member you also sign up to newsletters and email lists.

Do let us know through our contact form if there are developments that we don’t seem to be aware of. We always value and are delighted to hear from an engaged membership.


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Becoming a German teacher in Ireland


To become a post-primary teacher in Ireland, you must comply with the rules set out by the Teaching Council. The Teaching Council requires you to hold a PME (Professional Master of Education) in order to get fully registered as a German teacher in Ireland. 

There are several course providers throughout the country:


  • University College Cork
  • University College Dublin
  • National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Maynooth University


In order to be eligible for the PME, you must have obtained a third-level degree the Teaching Council considers suitable for the purpose of teaching at post-primary level.


Please find more details here: https://teachingcouncil.ie/website/en/teacher-education/pathways-to-teaching/post-primary/


To get registered with the Teaching Council you must fill out a form and submit this in addition with the required documents. 

Please find the required forms here: https://teachingcouncil.ie/en/registration/forms-and-fees/forms/

Visit this page in our Members Zone for indepth information https://germanteachers.ie/fremdsprachenassistenzkrafte/

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