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SP23-2- GER503 Teaching German as a World Language
SP23-2- GER503 Teaching German as a World Language
SP23-2- GER503 Teaching German as a World Language
SP23-2- GER503 Teaching German as a World Language
SP23-2- GER503 Teaching German as a World Language
SP23-2- GER503 Teaching German as a World Language

SP23-2- GER503 Teaching German as a World Language

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Spring 2:  May 8-June 30 (ONLINE INSTRUCTOR FACILITATED)

Registration closes May 2, 2023

Credit Options

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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 learn the elements of the German language and how the form and function of linguistic parts work together in communication. Teachers will learn the semantic classes, the nouns and functions of the article, the formal properties of gender, number, and case, the connection between the preposition and the following case, and why standard pronunciation is important. 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. 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 elements of the German language and how the form and function of linguistic parts work together in communication.
  • Participants know the semantic classes, the nouns and functions of the article as well as the formal properties of gender, number, and case.
  • Participants can explain the connection between the preposition and the following case.
  • Participants are familiar with important models for representing sentence structure and how the parts of a sentence are related to each other.
  • Participants know why standard pronunciation is important and which important features characterize German intonation.
  • Participants can compare the phonetic system of German with that of the first language of their students and anticipate potential pronunciation difficulties.

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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