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W23-2- GER506 Curriculum and Lesson Planning for German Teachers
W23-2- GER506 Curriculum and Lesson Planning for German Teachers
W23-2- GER506 Curriculum and Lesson Planning for German Teachers
W23-2- GER506 Curriculum and Lesson Planning for German Teachers
W23-2- GER506 Curriculum and Lesson Planning for German Teachers
W23-2- GER506 Curriculum and Lesson Planning for German Teachers

W23-2- GER506 Curriculum and Lesson Planning for German Teachers

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Winter 2:  FEBRUARY 20-APRIL 14  (ONLINE INSTRUCTOR FACILITATED)

Registration closes February 15, 2023

Credit Options

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: $540

  • 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

3 Graduate-Level Credits

 Course Description

The overall goal of this course is for teachers to get an in-depth understanding of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and its influence on lessons, as well as how CEFR relates to the ACTFL- Proficiency Standards. Teachers will learn to formulate can-do descriptions themselves and recognize their importance for action-oriented lessons. The course will culminate with 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 are familiar with the ACTFL Proficiency Standards and the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and its influence on lessons.
  • Participants can formulate can-do descriptions themselves and recognize their importance for action-oriented lessons.
  • Participants are familiar with the concept of methodical-didactical principles and their importance for lesson planning.
  • Participants are familiar with the key questions of lesson planning. 
  • Participants are familiar with various models for lesson planning. 
  • Participants can formulate learning objectives and plan lessons based on learning objectives

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.de.  Students who do not meet the proficiency level may register for one of the German Language Courses through Goethe-Institut

Required Texts 

There is no required textbook for this course. All materials are digital and will be provided in the online course.

Course Delivery: 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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