Short & Sweet
Professional Learning on methods and ideas for your lesson planning

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Short & Sweet

These compact and convenient online professional learning units are aimed at teachers of German in Australia who are short of time and are looking for new ideas and effective methods for their classes. Experienced presenters will share their expertise and experience with in short 60-minute sessions via Zoom. Simply pick and choose topics relevant for you, register for free and join from anywhere to expand your repertoire of ideas and methods for your classroom.

Stefan Häring

Like this or like that? – Lesson planning and discovering new possibilities using didactic-methodical principles

As a teacher, you make a variety of decisions every day during the preparation and implementation of your lessons. Should students work with this or that material? Is it more reasonable to work individually or work in pairs? Does this activity offer enough exercise opportunities? Is it challenging enough, or even too simple?
Didactic-methodical principles such as activity-orientation, learner-activation or personalization, which are the basis of the Goethe-Institut’s practical continuing education and professional development series Deutsch Lehren Lernen® (DLL) and serve as guidelines that offer you orientation and at the same time let you discover leeway.
In this kick-off session of this year’s Kurz & bündig series, we would like to present selected principles on the basis of concrete teaching examples and show you how didactic-methodical principles can help you to expand your scope for action.  

Eva Spiesberger

Grammar - that's how it works!

Tips, tricks and new perspectives for teaching the peculiarities of German grammar.

Together we want to explore new methods and reveal the structures of the German language.

Please register here by Monday 17 May 2021.  

Hannilette Ann Diola

Join in!​ - Promoting and facilitating interactions

We have all been in the situation before: we are asking a question that should be easy enough to answer. But no one speaks up and you wonder why the learners do not dare to speak.

In this session, you will learn how to encourage your learners to participate actively through the use of feedback, varied social forms, cooperative forms of work and classroom management.

Please register here by Monday 14 June 2021.  

Kathrin Bremer: Ingeniously digital!

Not only our everyday lives, but also teaching and learning cultures have changed due to digital media. The integration of new technologies opens up the learning space and offers new learning opportunities. In this session you will learn how the use of digital media can promote various didactic and methodological principles and which criteria must be considered in order to ensure sustainable teaching and learning.

Please register here by Monday 19 June.

Sandra Kroemer: Phonetics in German - systematic, movement-oriented, integrated

Would you like to gain more security, more methods and also more joy in teaching phonetics? Would you like to understand how phonetics works as a system and how you can integrate it into your German lessons? Using illustrative examples, Sandra Kroemer will answer these questions and will show the importance of the areas of intonation and articulation, and present how movement orientation can lead to more sustainability in teaching phonetics, and how phonetics can easily be integrated into action orientation and the flow of teaching.

Please register here by August 31.

Anke Szczepanski: Contextualization and tasked-based learning: How tasked-based learning helps learners to reach the objective 

Why do we actually learn certain grammatical structures or word fields on different topics in class? What is the purpose of learners writing a text or talking about a topic? So that we achieve a certain goal. In Deutsch Lehren Lernen®, the Goethe-Institut’s practical continuing education and professional development series, a large focus is on tasked-based learning tasks. In this online seminar, we want to explore what these tasks look like, how they might influence our lesson planning, and how we can create a realistic context for the tasks even far away from German-speaking countries.

Please register here by September 14.

Esther Siregar: My role as a teacher

How do you see yourself as a teacher? What factors influence your work as a teacher? And what actually makes a good teacher? In this session, you will reflect on your role as a teacher and learn how to create a motivating learning environment in the classroom.

Please register here by October 26.

Kristin Kropidlowski: How do you learn to learn foreign languages?

What factors actually determine foreign language learning? How do we reflect on and evaluate our own learning? And how can we as teachers promote independent and systematic learning? These and other questions are addressed in volume 2 of the Goethe-Institut's DLL (Deutsch Lehren Lernen) training series. In our online seminar, we want to focus on them and find answers together for our lessons.

Please register here by 16 November.

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