Professional Association German as a Foreign Language (FaDaF)


The Professional Association of German as a foreign language (FaDaF) promotes intercultural encounters by means of language courses of German as a foreign language. Promoting mutual cultural understanding is an objective of particular concern to the FaDaF's programmes and language courses.

The FaDaF's fields of activity comprise:

  • support and representation of lecturers' and students' interests who participate in the 'German as a foreign language' (DaF) respectively 'German as a second language' (DaZ) language programme
  • profession related further training in foreign languages
  • promotion of German language courses outside university
  • improving general conditions for students taking study courses abroad
  • promotion of dialogue and exchanges of opinions among DaF-/DaZ-institutions at a regional level
  • cooperation in Europe-wide foreign language projects
  • support of German academics, lecturers and other teaching staff of German as a foreign language (DaF)/German as a second language (DaZ) at universities in Germany and abroad
  • information on research projects dealing with German as a foreign language (DaF)/German as a second language (DaZ) and initiation of new research projects
  • support of DaF study fields and DaF preparatory colleges in higher education policy
  • support of young academics taking a DaF/DaZ-teacher training
  • organisation of colloquia and congresses on higher education policy issues and university matters

Periodical Publications

Professional Association German as a Foreign Language (FaDaF)


Fachverband Deutsch als Fremdsprache e.V. (FaDaF)
Abtlg. Interkulturelle Germanistik
Käte-Hamburger Weg 6
D – 37073 Göttingen
Phone: +49 (0)551 39 47 92
Fax: +49 (0)551 13 337 (website in German)