Further information about application documents
Maximum length: two pagesPlease address the following questions in your personal statement:
- Why do you want to do a placement abroad?
- In which of the available host countries would you like to be placed? Please give reasons for your first, second and third preferences.
- What previous experience do you have, if any, in teaching German as a foreign/second language (DaF/DaZ) and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)?
- Have you ever worked abroad for an extended period of time? If so, where? What did you do there?
OUTLINE OF A LESSON OR EXTRA-CURRICULAR PROJECT IN ONE OF YOUR STUDENT TEACHING SUBJECTS
Maximum length: two pagesIn planning your lesson, please bear the following considerations in mind:
- This outline is to give us an impression of your methodological teaching skills and your adaptability.
- If you are studying German or have experience in German as a foreign/second language (DaF/DaZ), then please submit an outline of a DaF/DaZ lesson.
- If not, outline a lesson in one of your teacher training subjects, using an educational approach that involves Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)/language-sensitive teaching.
- You should make allowance for the usually low level of German language skills (A1/A2) among students in the available placement countries.
If you’d prefer to outline an extra-curricular project instead, then:
- Your project should ideally include students from different age groups with and without German language skills.
- Outline your project goals and a rough project schedule.
(INTER-)CULTURAL PROJECT ABOUT GERMANY
Maximum length: one pageFor this project outline:
- You should be able to carry out your (inter)cultural project as an extra-curricular project at your placement school.
- Choose an aspect of German society, life in Germany, or of Germany’s landscape/history that is likely to interest students.
- Try to combine several points of view on your chosen topic in order to make diversity in Germany visible.
- The aim is to convey an authentic up-to-date image of Germany and to arouse interest in life in Germany.
- The project can culminate in e.g. an exhibition, a presentation or a wall newspaper.
EDUCATIONAL (OBSERVATION) PROJECT
Maximum length: one page
- Outline a project that involves observation and analysis of school organization, culture and/or administration that you’d like to carry out at your placement school.
- The aim of the project is to observe and analyse certain real-life aspects of school in the host country and, if appropriate, compare them to corresponding aspects of German schools.
- Your project outline should include at least one concrete question grounded in the social sciences.
- The project should be well planned.
- Some potential topics are school hierarchies and rituals, communication between faculty and students, use of teaching media, social forms, extent to which classes are taught in students’ native language