Federal Office of Administration
|Formed||14 January 1960|
|Jurisdiction||Government of Germany|
|Headquarters||Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia|
Central Agency for German Schools Abroad
Schools that are a part of the ZfA network serve children of expatriates working for offices of German multinational companies and/or who live in major centres of economic and/or political operations. Schools in some locations emphasise ties to Germany and/or Germanness while others emphasize international connections and education and promote their instruction of the English language. Many German schools in the Middle East and the Far East emphasize international education, and many schools in developing countries have German-speaking groups as the minority in their student bodies. Schools attracting English-speaking and local students have websites and materials in other languages. In other parts of the world German schools are catered to local German communities. Within North America many schools emphasise ties to Germany, and there are some Saturday-only programs in operation on that continent.
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