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. 

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 SepBernadett Veress (HU), "Active students learn better!" 
Fri 16 Oct: Anna-Lena Schenck (AU), Student activating methods in online teaching
Fri 30 Oct: Antje Hübner (DE), Creative writing with “Comic-Box”
Fri 13 Nov: Pati Ramishvili (GE), Interaction in the German classroom 
Fri 27 Nov: Natalie Miller (AU), Grammar with movement


Summer Holiday Teacher Training for Teachers of German in Victoria

Land und Sprache: Embedding grammatical structures in a context of cultural studies

During this professional learning session, teachers of German will improve their knowledge on how to integrate grammatical structures in the meaningful context of cultural studies. This approach will generate a high level of activity and interest in students and thus increase retention of the applied grammatical structures.

This professional learning is supported by the Victorian Department of Education and Training

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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 (AEDT).

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 Department of Education and Training

Register here

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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