Professional learning in Australia

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Goethe-Institut Australia, in co-operation with education authorities and teacher associations/networks, offers training and professional learning seminars for teachers and future teachers of German in all states of Australia.
These events are designed to provide teachers with fresh ideas and practical advice for their lessons. Topics covered include:

  • classroom/teaching resources
  • socio-cultural information about Germany
  • language refreshers
  • teaching methods
  • use of electronic media in language teaching
  • games and suggestions for the classroom
Professional Learning Calendar  

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Short & sweet

Professional Learning on methods and ideas for digital classroom

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. Educators from Europe and Australia share their expertise and experience with digital content in short 60-minute sessions via Zoom. Simply pick and choose topics relevant for you, register for free and dial in from anywhere to expand your ideas and methods toolkit for the digital classroom. 

Dates and topics:
Fri 31 July - Eva Spiesberger (AU), Smart Notebook
Mon 10 Aug - Agnieszka Krajewska (PL), Teaching Vocabulary with Online Tools
Mon 17 Aug - Eva Spiesberger (AU), Smart Notebook (alternative session)
Fri 28 Aug - Stefanie Fischer (DE), How to motivate children and teenagers in a digital German classroom
Fri 11 Sep - Bernadett Veress (HU), Details TBA


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GETVICO24 goes global!

GETVICO 24 is a virtual German teacher conference. 24 hours dedicated to teaching German around the world. We will start on 21 October 2020 (AEST).

Young Teachers Network and Award

The Goethe-Institut network has been created to support new teachers of German by providing advice, mentoring, professional learning opportunities, teaching materials, and platforms for personal and virtual exchange. The winner of the Young Teacher Award will attend a professional learning course in Germany in 2021.  
For more information contact
The project is supported by the Victorian Government.

Register here

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Kinderuni in the German Classroom. Online Workshop for Year 3-6 Teachers

In this online workshop Year 3-6 teachers will find out how to integrage the resources provided by the Kinderuni online learning platform into their lessons. In addition, links to the Australian Curriculum will be highlighted.
Further information and registration

Professional Learning Facilitators

Professional Learning Facilitators are teachers of German with extensive experience and training who can offer professional learning and mentoring.


Jenny Krisch

Sarah Johnston

Jenna Baughurst

Paula Hay



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