One of the tasks of the Federal Foreign Office, alongside diplomacy, is to drive Germany’s international cultural and education policy. A large part of this involves promoting the German language all over the world. Currently 15.4 million people study German as a foreign language. German is the most widely spoken mother tongue in the European Union. The task of language education is carried out, for example, by the Goethe Institutes, but also by 140 German schools abroad and almost 2,000 other schools that offer intensive German tuition. These are linked by the Schools: Partners for the Future initiative, or PASCH for short.
Schools: Partners for the Future
The PASCH network links up students of German around the world.