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Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
23-September-2011 16:36 IST
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan Signs MoU with Goethe-Institute for Teaching of German
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) (represented by Mr. Avinash Dikshit Commissioner) and Goethe-Institute/Max Mueller Bhavan (represented by Mr. Heiko Sievers, Regional Director) here today. It was signed in the presence of Shri E. Ahamed, Minister of State, Human Resource Development and Ms. Cornelia Pieper, Minister of State, German Federal Foreign Office.

The MoU aims at

• imparting communicative German language training to students of Kendriya Vidyalayas.

• Training and supporting teachers of KVs in implementing the German project involving teaching German language in Kendriya Vidyalayas.

• Equipping schools with materials to support the teaching of German language.

• To gradually enable KVS staff to independently take over German language education, with the MMB playing an advisory role.

The KVS has taken a decision to offer German as a third language in its schools. A large number of the Kendriya Vidyalayas have shown an interest in introducing German into their school network and have already started teaching German as a part of the curriculum. The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan is a premier organization in India administering over a 1000 schools

The Goethe-Institute Max Mueller Bhavan (MMB) is an organization that supports the teaching of German. It offers organizational and academic support to partner institutions in the host country that choose to offer German as a Foreign Language as a part of their curriculum. .

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