Fall 2: October 23- December 15 (ONLINE INSTRUCTOR FACILITATED)
Registration closes October 18, 2023
Not sure which credit option to choose? Learn more about each credit option here and review your state/district requirements.
45 Professional Development/Clock Hours: $590
- Idioma Professional Development Certificate (accepted by most states)
- Approved Illinois CPDU Certificate through partnership with CEII
- Approved Massachusetts PDP Certificate
- Approved New York CTLE Certificate
- Approved Pennsylvania ACT48 Certificate
- Approved Texas CPE Certificate
3 Graduate-Level Credits
- PEDD 9199: University of the Pacific: $925
- PDLL 572ID: Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU): $1005
- EDU 6130 Ashland University: (register and pay the university directly) TBD
The overall goal of this course is for teachers to learn strategies for developing reading, listening and audio-visual skills. Participants will find learning materials (including texts, social media, and videos) about the country and culture to prepare them for use in the classroom. At the end of each course teachers will complete a 3-week final project (Practical Exploration Project or PEP), in which the new theoretical approaches of the DLL unit are reviewed and assessed in the teacher’s own teaching practice. The Practical Exploration Project initiates changes in the classroom and helps to increase the professionalism of teachers. This course is conducted in German in partnership with the Goethe-Institut USA.
By the end of the course, the learner will submit a portfolio that demonstrates understanding and the ability to: Participants can describe their own teaching philosophy.
- Participants know the components of textbooks and their functions.
- Participants can gauge when they would like to use additional materials and can provide them for their target group.
- Participants know why and how learning material should be adapted.
- Participants know strategies for developing reading, listening, and audio-visual skills in the world language.
- Participants can find texts about the country and culture, and prepare them for use in the classroom.
- Participants are familiar with various social media and specific ways to use them in German lessons.
Pre-requisite: The entry requirement is German at level B2 in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) or Advanced Low ACTFL Proficiency Level. Please email "I would like to take a German language placement test for the Idioma course. Could you please send the link and information?" to teacherservice-newyork@goethe.
There is no required textbook for this course. All materials are digital and will be provided in the online course.
Online weekly learning modules, collaborative discussion boards and instructor feedback. This course is not self-paced and has 4 live virtual sessions.
Students who matriculate into an Instructor-Facilitated course should adhere to the dates listed on the website. Final coursework should be submitted within one week after the course end date. Course extensions beyond one week are subject to a $50 fee.
About the Instructor
Miriam Swatuk, Instructor. Read more about Our Team page!
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