Good news for those in and around Dortmund, Germany looking to get into PHP and see what makes it tick - the local PHP user group is discussing organizing a "PHP Introduction Day" for anyone interested (as mentioned by Tobias Schlitt).
We generally thought about making a whole day event, where we will teach people PHP basics in the morning and some advanced stuff (like best practices, usage of components, etc.) in the afternoon.
After sharing the idea with a local computer science department, they already have over 50 people interested in attending. If there's enough interest in attending, they have thought about expanding it out into a two-day event, including the development of a sample application as part of the course.
If you're interested at all in taking this course and are in the area, let them know by leaving a comment on Toias' blog.