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W23-2- GER501 Developing Strategies for Successful German Teachers
W23-2- GER501 Developing Strategies for Successful German Teachers
W23-2- GER501 Developing Strategies for Successful German Teachers
W23-2- GER501 Developing Strategies for Successful German Teachers
W23-2- GER501 Developing Strategies for Successful German Teachers
W23-2- GER501 Developing Strategies for Successful German Teachers

W23-2- GER501 Developing Strategies for Successful German Teachers

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Winter 2:  February 20-April 14  (online)

The overall goal of this course is for teachers to develop and describe their own teaching philosophy while learning how to encourage good, open and realistic communication in the classroom.  They will learn the principles of teacher research and professional development opportunities. 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 can describe their own teaching philosophy.

  • Participants can describe their own teaching philosophy.
  • Participants are familiar with factors that contribute to complexity in lessons and know strategies for dealing with the special challenges in the foreign language classroom.
  • Participants are familiar with various options for planning lessons.
  • Participants know how they as teachers can encourage good, open, and realistic communication in the classroom.
  • Participants know how they as teachers can have a positive influence on the learning environment.
  • Participants know the principles of teacher research and can recognize and take advantage of their professional development opportunities.

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

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.

Course Delivery: Online weekly learning modules, collaborative discussion boards and instuctor feedback.  This course is not self-paced and has 4 live virtual sessions. 

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