Culture, Sport and education
Welcome to the cultural section of our website. Here you can browse and read about culture, sports and education in Germany. There are many possibilities of learning the German language in Nigeria as well as in Germany. Have a look also at the cultural exchanges between Nigeria and Germany...
It is with great pleasure that the Delegation of the European Union to Nigeria, the Embassies of the European Union Member States and the Embassies of Switzerland, Serbia and Turkey present the 2013 edition of the European Film Festival in Abuja, Kaduna, Jos, Port Harcourt and Lagos. As in previous years, this festival is part of our activities to mark the Europe Day celebration.
European Filmfestival 2013
Germany's international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) has been in dialogue with the world for 60 years. Since its first day on air, it has transformed from a shortwave radio broadcaster to a multimedia organization.
"With its journalistic content in 30 languages, DW ensures Germany's multimedia presence in the world," said Erik Bettermann, Deutsche Welle's Director General. He added that competition for global audiences is becoming increasingly fierce due to an ever-growing amount of media products, especially in the field television.
60 years Deutsche Welle (DW)
The newly inaugurated German Development Media Awards honor journalists worldwide for their outstanding reporting on human rights and put the spotlight on journalists telling important stories affecting their communities, countries and regions.
GERMAN DEVELOPMENT MEDIA AWARDS 2013
Athletics Coaching Course in Germany
The "Academy for Foreign Coaches" (DtV) in Mainz, Germany, offers a training course for coaches of athletics from ** 01st of June 2013 - 31st of July 2014**
One of the most important long term measures undertaken by the DLV for the promotion of athletics
in developing countries was to set up the Academy for Foreign Coaches in co-operation with the University of Mainz. Here students from developing countries study for a Track & Field Coaching Diploma.
The establishment of the Foreign Coaches Academy can now be regarded as an important milestone in the sporting world. The DLV strives to train and qualify motivated individuals in order to influence and promote athletic in their home countries. The coaches project based in Mainz is recognised by experts around the world.
All coaches are integrated in an Alumni network to guarantee a close monitoring of their career pathway. The final selection, restricted to prospective coaches from developing countries applyin through the German Foreign Office is processed by the DLV Academy for Foreign Coaches, Mainz.
The ability to teach and coach in the field of athletics is a central objective of the course.
The training programme is structured into the following courses:
· German language course (Intensive and extended)
· Theory and practice of athletics
· General kinematic and training theory
· Sports medicine (incl. basics of anatomy and physiology)
· Sports physiology
· Additional subjects/events (massage first aid for sports injuries, sports facility construction, sports organisation and competition organisation in Germany and in the participant’s home countries)
· Graduates who have passed the examination will receive an Athletics Coaching Diploma stating the grades for the individual subjects and the overall result
For more information, please check www.leichtathletik.de
Application form for the Internation Coaching Course [pdf, 54.89k]
Afrika kommt! 2013-2015
The proramm is a joint initiative by leading German companies which aimes at capacity building among young and highly qualified professionals from Sub-Saharan Africa. The programme consists of a 12-month stay in Germany, comprising a 9-month internship in one of the participating companies and a 3-months German language course. Applications for the programme cycle from 2013 – 2015 can be submitted online until 15 December 2012.
In February 2008 the Federal Foreign Office launched the “Schools: Partners for the Future” (PASCH) initiative. The aim of PASCH is to create and strengthen a global network of some 1500 partner schools with special links to Germany.
Who will be the ‘world champion’ in German? Every two years school students from around the globe gather together for the International German Olympics to demonstrate their command of German. 100 young people from 50 countries and five continents are joining in the third International German Olympics which are taking place in Frankfurt am Main until 14 July 2012. They are all aged between 16 and 19
Cultural life in Germany
German culture is a vibrant mix of generations-old traditions and modern beats. Discover German culture - in Germany and abroad.
Whether in Germany or in Nigeria, speaking German can help you in your business dealings with your German business partners, further your understanding of German culture or simply be an asset to your personal and professional life.
Learning German - where and how?
Studying in Germany
Germany is an increasingly attractive place to study. Here, we provide information for those who would like to find out why. You will also find information on study opportunities in Germany, scholarships and funding and school and youth exchange programmes.
Furthering Your Education in Germany
Should you wish to find out more about education in Germany and ways to further your own education by vocational training in Germany, you might wish to follow this link:
Furthering Your Education in Germany