Annemarie-Schimmel-Haus

German Cultural Centre Lahore

A well-known travel guide describes Germany as the place where “Medieval meets Modernity’’… obviously many people are intrigued enough to find out more as it is one of the Top 10 most visited countries in the world. It is situated right in the heart of Europe – is home to the biggest economy of the continent, has more inhabitance then elsewhere in Europe and is more diverse and multicultural than old stereotypes suggest.

If you hail from the Punjab, your first stop en route to Germany should be the Annemarie-Schimmel-Haus in the heart of Lahore.

We offer German language classes for students, for people looking to live and work in Germany or for those who simply want to enjoy this language spoken by close to a 100 million people in the world. We also organise cultural events and theatre performances on a regular basis, trying to bring Germany and Pakistan a little closer to each other by a bilateral cultural dialogue.

The Annemarie-Schimmel-Haus, is a cooperation partner of the Goethe-Institut Pakistan and the German cultural centre in Lahore. Our main purpose is the promotion of a bilateral dialogue between Pakistan and Germany through an extensive German language programme as well as through cultural events which we organise on a regular basis in the fields of theatre, music, fine arts, film and literature. The Annemarie-Schimmel-Haus has been sharing its premises with the Alliance Française (French Centre) since 2005. If you are interested in receiving invites and info on our cultural events, kindly contact at programme@schimmel.com.pk

Language Department

German classes for beginner’s & advanced learners

We offer German classes for beginner and advanced learners on our modern and state-of-the-art premises where our classrooms are equipped with smart boards, overhead and media projectors and modern audio equipment

Our language programme including our curriculum, teaching material and our teaching methodology, has been set up on the same lines as that of the Goethe-Institut and our teachers and examiners are regularly trained by the Goethe-Institut in workshops and training sessions in Germany and in the region.

We are the place in Lahore where the Goethe-Institut conducts its central examinations on a monthly basis. This exam is required for acquiring a family reunion visa and for higher studies in Germany.

For detailed information about our language course, examination and enrollment, email us at courses@schimmel.com.pk.

Student Counseling for Germany:
With very highly ranked universities, a diverse culture and numerous job opportunities, Germany is considered by many to be the ultimate destination for higher studies. For those who dream of studying in Germany, we can make it a reality.

Pakistan-German Society Lahore (PGSL) Board

Registered under the Foreign Cultural Society Associations (Regulation of Functioning) Act, 1975

The Pakistan-German Society Lahore (PGSL), was established to foster and develop an understanding and cooperation between Pakistan and Germany.

In order to achieve its objectives, the Pakistan German Society Lahore (PGSL) has set up a cultural and language institute, namely the Annemarie-Schimmel-Haus. The PGSL’s main task is to facilitate the language and cultural programmes organised by the Annemarie-Schimmel-Haus in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut.

The Annemarie-Schimmel-Haus opened its doors to the public in May 2003 and the PGSL has signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the Goethe-Institut for the purpose of promoting the bilateral dialogue between Pakistan and Germany through an extensive German language programme as well as through cultural events.

The PGSL boasts a board of members comprises, among others, the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Pakistan, the Honorary Consul of Germany in Lahore and the Director of the Goethe-Institut Pakistan as well as many prominent and accomplished members of the civil society.

The current PGSL board members are:

  1. Mr. Qasim Jafri (President)
  2. Ms. Nuria R. Iqbal (General-Secretary)
  3. Mr. Ahmed Hasan Khan
    Vice-President & Treasurer
  4. H.E. Mr. Bernhard Schlagheck
    The Ambassador of Germany in Pakistan
  5. Ms. Simone Lenz
    Director – Goethe- Institut Karachi
  6. Mr. Arif Saeed
    Honorary Consul of Germany in Lahore
  7. Prof. Salima Hashmi (Member PGSL)
  8. Mr. Anees-ur-Rehman (Member PGSL)
  9. Ms. Sowaba Shahzad (Member PGSL)
  10. Ms. Naurin A. Zaki
    Director – Annemarie-Schimmel-Haus

Meet Our Team

Naurin Ahmad- Zaki

Naurin Ahmad- Zaki

Director
Naurin Ahmad-Zaki who heads the Annemarie-Schimmel-Haus (ASH), set up the Haus in 2003. As its director she is a permanent member of the Pak-German Society Lahore (PGSL). She also works and liaisons closely withour most valued partners, the Goethe-Institut Pakistan, the German Embassy, the German Consulate in Karachi, the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and ASH’s cohabitants, the Alliance Francaise de Lahore.
Nosheed Khawar

Nosheed Khawar

Manager Accounts & Administration
Nosheed Khawar has been working as the accountant and administrator of the Annemarie-Schimmel-Haus since 2007. He is the key person who ensures the institute is running smoothly and our main liaison officer with the Alliance Francaise.
Saira Islam Niazi

Saira Islam Niazi

Head of Language Department & Teacher's Trainer
Saira Niazi is currently working as the Head of the language department of the Annemarie-Schimmel-Haus. She grew up in Germany and as a native speaker, she is familiar with the German way of life & culture. With 25 years of teaching experience under her belt, she has been teaching at the Annemarie-Schimmel-Haus since its inception in 2003 and additionally trains teachers from all over South Asia.
Noor ul Ain

Noor ul Ain

Language Coordinator
Noor ul Ain, our vivacious language co-ordinator since 2011, is responsible for organising our extensive language programme. She is the person who registers the students for our language classes as well as for our monthly examinations. She also works closely together with the director in our PASCH language programme.
Shehnaz Adnan

Shehnaz Adnan

Manager Programmes & Digital Operations
Shehnaz Adnan has been with the Annemarie-Schimmel-Haus since 2011. She is running the cultural department as well as responsible for the digital networking of the institute including social media, website, emails and other digital operations. She is also handing press related matters.
Syed Saad Baqar

Syed Saad Baqar

Information officer
Saad Baqar is the face of our institute. If you have any need any information about the institute, our language programmme and cultural activities, he is the person who will give you all the info with a smile. Saad has been working at the ASH since 2016.
Other members of our team

Other members of our team

Mudassar Asif, Kabeer Ahmad, Muhammad Adeel Ahmad & Muhammad Naeem
Without Mudassar Asif, Kabeer Ahmad, Muhammad Adeel Ahmad & Muhammad Naeem (from left to right), the smooth running of the institution would not possible. They work behind the scenes, but without them there would be chaos all around!

German Language Instructors

Saira Islam Niazi

Saira Islam Niazi

Head of Language Department & Teacher's Trainer
Saira Niazi is currently working as the Head of the language department of the Annemarie-Schimmel-Haus. She grew up in Germany and as a native speaker, she is familiar with the German way of life & culture. With 25 years of teaching experience under her belt, she has been teaching at the Annemarie-Schimmel-Haus since its inception in 2003 and additionally trains teachers from all over South Asia.
Ghulam Farid

Ghulam Farid

Teacher
Farid Ahmad has been teaching German at the ASH since 2007. He spent many years in Germany where he studied business administration. Furthermore he has participated in a correspondence course in “German as a foreign language (DaF) in methodology & didactics”. A few years ago he successfully completed all basic units of the teachers’ training programme “DLL” (German language instructors’ training) of the Goethe- Institut.At the Annemarie-Schimmel-Haus he mainly teaches the advanced level language courses B1 and B2. His motto as a teacher: Learning is fun!
Tayyaba Anwaar

Tayyaba Anwaar

Teacher
Tayyaba Anwaar Ahmad has been teaching German since 2014 at the Annemarie-Schimmel-Haus. With a deep passion for her work, she feels that culture and its nuances are reflected in the intricacies of a language. No wonder she is fluent in many languages including Urdu in which she completed her Masters, as well as Farsi and German. Currently she is busy completing her studies in the teachers’ training programme DLL of the Goethe- Institut. Her motto: A new life is a gift of a new language!
Mudasar Nazeer

Mudasar Nazeer

Teacher
Mudasar Nazeer has been teaching at the ASH for almost 4 years.  He mainly leads the A2 and B1 courses.  He has also taken part in many national and international workshops. He is also a member of PakDaF. His motto: Learning German without having fun?  No!  That's not possible for me.
Rida Amjad

Rida Amjad

Teacher
Rida Amjad has been working at the ASH since 2017. As a native speaker who mainly conducts A1 courses, she attaches a lot of importance to interactive teaching and conveying the German culture to her students. Currently she is busy in participating in the “DLL - Deutsch Lehren Lernen” teachers’ training programme of the Goethe- Institut. Her motto is: German doesn't have to be difficult! It can be fun too!
Ammara Fayyaz

Ammara Fayyaz

Teacher
Since her return from Germany three years ago, Ammara Fayyaz has been teaching German as a foreign language at the ASH where she mainly conducts the A1, A2 and A1-exam preparation courses. She has taken part in different national and international trainings and seminars. Currently she is participating in the Methodology and Didactics Training programme “DLL - Deutsch Lehren Lernen” by the Goethe- Institut. Her motto: Don't be afraid of your mistakes. Be afraid of never having tried!
Ambreen Zafar

Ambreen Zafar

Teacher
Ambreen Zafar has been teaching at the ASH since the past two years. She mainly teaches A1 as well as A1-exam preparation courses. She has taken part in different national and international trainings. Currently she is studying in Germany from where she teaches her online classes perfectly. Her motto: Change your language and you change your thoughts.
Habiba Farooq

Habiba Farooq

Teacher
Habiba Farooq joined the ASH at the same time as Ambreen Zafar and has been teaching here since the past two years. She mainly teaches A1 and A1-exam preparation courses. She has also taken part in different national and international trainings. Currently she resides in Germany from where she teaches German online. Her motto is: My language is my world.
Taliha Ahmed

Taliha Ahmed

Teacher
Taliha Ahmed has been teaching German at the ASH since 2019 where she mainly teaches A1 courses. As a native of Germany, her favourite topic is to teach her students about the German way of life and culture. She has participated in many national and international trainings and workshops. Her motto: A new language gifts you with a new view on life.
Mobeen Wala

Mobeen Wala

Teacher
Mobeen Wala has been teaching German language since 13 years. Since this year she is also teaching at the ASH. She mainly teaches the A1 courses. She is an energetic person who inspires her students. She has also taken part in different national and international trainings. Her motto: Learn a new language and get a new soul.
Fatima Shirazi

Fatima Shirazi

Teacher
Fatima Shirazi is the newest member in the family of German language instructors at the Annemarie-Schimmel Haus. As a native of Germany she is very familiar with its culture and practices and conveys an insider perspective to her students. During her sojourn in the UK, she gained experience in teaching German as a foreign language. Her motto is teachers model the future.

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