January 10 - February 18
In the digital century a learner’s competence in communication is not only shaped by his/her social and educational environment, but also by media. Thus, film and media are essential parts of our culture, both as product and practice. Understanding and engagement of its cinematic elements provides learners with information and critical perspectives about a foreign language and culture with a reference back to their own culture and offers a platform to negotiate meaning and structure in language acquisition that goes beyond a normal classroom situation .
This course offers flexible activities based on films that you can custom fit into any thematic curriculum. Aimed at intermediate students, you will find the activities spiral easily even from beginner all the way to Advanced Placement. Spend a few weeks this summer improving your German and spicing up your curriculum. A pragmatic and creative opportunity for teachers who are eager to engage their students’ energy in self-directed, student-centered learning. Group work will be in the form of discussion boards and lesson plan development. Conducted in German by Konstanze Schiller.
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.
There is no assigned textbook for this course. Instead, the instructor will post PDF readings and provide relevant web links for class participants in each week’s learning module folders. The movie file links we provide are for educational purposes only and are not meant for usage in a classroom setting. If you wish to use the movies in your own classrooms, we encourage you to purchase a high-quality version of the film. We also provide links to Amazon and youtube.com.
- 60 Professional Development Points: $540
- University of the Pacific: 3 Non-degree Graduate-level Credits: PEDD 9161 $875
- Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU): 3 Transferable Graduate Credits: PDLL 542ID $955
- EDU 6130 Ashland University: $1050 (register and pay the university directly)