Conference National Conference for Teachers of German

National Conference 2020 ©istock/tanda_V; freepik.com; thenounproject.com

Fri, 04.09.2020 -
Sat, 05.09.2020

Bayview Eden

6 Queens Road
3004 Melbourne

Authentic Learning

Challenging students with task-based learning activities fosters inquiry and thinking skills, which are also essential in language acquisition. By exploring and analysing solutions to real-life problems, students engage with topics on a personal level, claiming agency over their learning process and outcomes. Engaging students in creative projects which require critical thinking is therefore becoming an integral part of teaching German.
 
International and local guest speakers and colleagues will present inspiring ideas and best practice examples ready for classroom use as well as the latest trends in research and language policies (state, national and international). There will be an emphasis on innovative and integrated learning programs to engage students of all ages.
 
This conference provides the forum to develop personal collaborative relationships promoted by the Network of Australian Teachers of German (NATG).

CALL FOR PAPERS
We invite all educators to submit papers for consideration that relate to their research, experiences and strategies for learning, teaching and the promotion of the German language. Please consider offering a session, or sharing a presentation with another teacher, or encouraging a colleague to contribute to the National Conference. 
 
Please submit papers for consideration by Friday 8 May 2020 via this form.

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM
Friday 4 September 2020  
12.00 pm – 5.45 pm Registration, Lunch and Trade Show
Conference: Keynotes, 5 Parallel Sessions
6.30 pm -  10.00 pm Conference Dinner with live music entertainment 
Saturday 5 September 2020  
9.00 am – 4.15 pm  Registration and Trade Show
Conference: Keynotes, 5 Parallel Sessions
                         
ACCOMMODATION
The Goethe-Institut is not handling the booking of accommodation. We have negotiated special rates at the Bayview Eden Hotel: $165 single or twin room only, $185 single room with breakfast and $205 twin room with two breakfasts. After 21 August 2020, rooms not specifically reserved will be released and become a subject to availability. For bookings email reservations.bem@bayviewhotels.com call (03) 9250 2222 or follow this link to book online.

REGISTRATION
Please register here for the National Conference 2020. Registration closes Friday 14 August 2020 or prior if booked out.
 
This conference is organised and funded by the Goethe-Institut Australien.

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