GETVICO24 is an innovative platform for teachers of German to exchange ideas, methods and teaching materials. Join us from 21 to 22 October 2021 (AEDT) from the comfort of your home via laptop, smartphone or tablet for this free professional learning and networking opportunity. The conference is held in German.
If you would like to contribute to this year's program with 20-minute presentation, please submit your abstracts via the call for abstracts.
If you have any questions please contact:
Call for Abstracts GETVICO24
Please submit your abstracts for the GETVICO24 by 2 May.
Call for Abstracts
You'll be notified once we have received your abstract. We will confirm if your submission was successful in June 2021.
Im Rahmen der Konferenz soll der theoretische Begriff »Diversität« in die Praxis umgesetzt werden und aufzeigen, was das mit jedem individuell zu tun hat bzw. zu tun haben sollte.
Einreichungen zu diesem Themenkomplex sollen für eine diverse Gesellschaft sensibilisieren und zu Diskussionen und Horizonterweiterungen einladen. Sie sollen Best-Practice Beispiele aus dem Bildungskontext darstellen, die zeigen, wie Lehrkräfte Diversität als Thema in Ihren Alltag integrieren können und selbst als Vorbilder für eine diverse und gerechte Gesellschaft einstehen können.
Im Rahmen der Konferenz sollen Bildungskonzepte zur Nachhaltigkeit präsentiert werden, die weit über die rein ökologische Dimension des Begriffs hinausgehen und Zukunftsvisionen aufwerfen, die auch in den ökonomischen, kulturellen und sozialen Bereich hineinwirken.
Einreichungen zu diesem Themenkomplex stellen theoretische Überlegungen und Unterrichtsvorhaben aus der Praxis vor und setzen sich mit der Fragestellung auseinander, welche Zukunftsszenarien unser heutiges Denken und Handeln bestimmen und wie diese im Bildungskontext aufgegriffen werden können.
However, imparting a modern image of Germany isn’t always simple. Intercultural learning is a complex part of teaching a language and can be integrated into the foreign language classroom in various ways. At the same time, up-to-date information about a country is constantly changing, which is why many existing textbooks are often already outdated. Then there is the fact that the content depends on the personal interests and lifestyles of the language learners.
During the conference, presentations should be held on best practice examples from the classroom that demonstrate the action-oriented and successful use of current issues in German speaking countries in foreign language instruction. Here the goal is not so much to impart a “correct” image of German speaking countries, but rather to show sensible ways of how current events can be used to promote the development of language skills as well as intercultural learning. Submissions for this topic area may also include presentations on potential resources for sociocultural content in German lessons.
In this thematic block we will discuss different metrics and concepts that can help to manage a group with different learners and their varied knowledge bases and learning speeds. The following questions will be discussed: How can we support different learning types? How can teachers give differentiated feedback and evaluate the learning progression of their students?
Throughout the conference, we will be looking for examples that show how internally differentiated lessons can be planned and which forms of feedback are especially useful for heterogenous learning groups.
During the conference, participants should discuss the possibilities and limitations of digital media in foreign language classrooms. The goal is to present sensible offerings that demonstrate how digital media can be used in the classroom or for individual enrichment.
Submissions for this topic area should present best practices examples from the classroom that show how teachers can integrate digital media into the language learning process in an action-oriented way. Presentations should focus on how applications and options such as iPads or other mobile end devices can be used in the classroom and incorporated into lesson plans. We are also looking for contributions that show hybrid (blended) learning concepts and models and provide interesting insight on informal learning.
The conference should include a number of presentations that are meant to help teachers understand the concept of action orientation as a theoretical approach that can be implemented in their classrooms. How can we define action orientation in foreign language classrooms and differentiate it from other models?
We are also looking for presentations that will give conference participants specific practical examples of implementing and reflecting upon action-oriented teaching models. Which action-oriented models have I tried in my lessons? How were they implemented and what is my assessment of the learning success?
Submissions for this topic area will present theoretical considerations and lesson plans that have been used in practice. The goal is to engage in a theoretical discussion on action-oriented models for lesson planning and collect interesting and successful examples from real classrooms.
The conference should include presentations that highlight examples of audiovisual resources and literature being used for various target groups. We are also looking for contributions that identify various aspects and factors for successfully using these media. Which possibilities do these resources offer for increasing motivation and learning success among secondary school students and/or adults? What must a teacher keep in mind when using these media? We welcome presentations that address methodological and didactic issues, as well as those that use sources without infringing upon any copyrights.
Submissions for this topic area will present theories and lesson plans with the goal of engaging in a discussion on the methodological and didactic issues related to using audiovisual media and literature in the teaching of German as a foreign language and collecting examples from real classrooms.
Implementing a successful student exchange is a complex and challenging task for teachers. We are looking for experienced student exchange coordinators presenting best practice examples and inviting others to discuss real-life solutions for the most common topics such as: Promoting the exchange & Fundraising; Matching students; Timelines; Social Media; Use of Electronic Devices During the Exchange; Alcohol Policies; Liability Questions; etc.
In this segment, we will also present the new Goethe-Institut project “Studienbrücke Deutschland”. Studienbrücke is designed to prepare US students linguistically as well as academically to apply to German universities. The program includes language courses as well as a year abroad in Germany.
The conference will be held via video conferencing tool. Further information on technical requirements will follow soon.
By participating in GETVICO24, you agree to video- and audiorecording and to the publication of the recordings on the GETVICO24 website as well as on the Goethe-Institut YouTube channel.