Deutsch Lehren Lernen
Teacher Training

Deutsch lehren lernen

The innovative concept of DLL puts the attention on the daily practices and challenges of the German language classroom and deals with the key players and fundamental elements of instruction. Topics such as language skills, grammar, vocabulary, phonetics, literature, classroom formats, etc. are integrated into a competence-driven teaching concept.

The DLL units were specifically adapted for the three-year project that promotes tri-cultural cooperation: German teachers from the U.S., Canada, and Germany engage in cooperative learning and exchange of ideas. The seminars are scheduled in spring, fall, and winter.
 

Starting next:

DLL 3: German as a foreign language

DLL 16: Language learning in all subjects

Course term: March 19 to May 13, 2018
Application deadline March 12, 2018

Deutsch lehren lernen

In the USA, Canada, and Germany, DLL units are offered in an online format, with six independent courses per year. Participants work in 3-member intercultural teams (USA, Canada, Germany) on their action research, which promotes the development of their teaching competencies as well as the intercultural exchange among the team members.

DLL offers the perfect combination of theoretical components and coordinated practical sessions. A collection of video recordings from actual lessons will help teachers gain authentic insight into teaching and learning processes. Practical Exploration Projects give participants the opportunity to work in small teams to integrate what they have learned into their own classrooms. This way DLL also offers the opportunity for collaboration and sharing of ideas and materials with other motivated colleagues.

The DLL program is a great addition to teacher workshops that are offered by the members of the Goethe-Institut's Trainer Network USA at local or regional conferences or AATG chapter meetings.
General information:
  • The course lasts 8 weeks.
  • The instructors will accompany you throughout the entire course.
  • All of the activities take place in the online classroom.
  • A Practical Exploration Project (Praxiserkundungsprojekt – PEP) will be done in a group during weeks 7 and 8. During week 8, you will incorporate it into your teaching.
  • Four Online Live Sessions (90 minutes each) will be held. You will be required to participate in at least three of these sessions.
  • If you can't participate in one of the Online-Live-Session, you will watch the videorecording of the missed session and write a summary about the content.
  • The Online Live Sessions can be done at home on your computer. You simply need a reliable Internet connection, a headset with a microphone and headphones, as well as a webcam.
  • An individual technology check will be done prior to the first live online session.
Activities:
  • The weekly workload is around 5 hours.
  • The assignments may be completed individually in the online classroom.
  • There are mandatory and optional assignments.
  • There are group work projects, which will require you to work on an assignment with other course participants. Work on these projects may be done at different times.
  • The groups will consist of participants from the U.S., Canada, and Germany.
  • Two portfolio assignments will be completed, which will provide you with specific support and serve as a guide for incorporating the new material into your teaching.
  • The deadline for turning in all mandatory assignments is Friday of each week.
  • New assignments for the upcoming week will be posted on Saturday.
 
In order to earn the participation certificate, you must:
  • complete all mandatory assignments.
  • participate in at least three Online Live Sessions, write a summary about the Online Live Session you missed
  • work in a group to plan a PEP, incorporate it into your teaching, present the result to your teaching colleagues at your school and present it to the other participants in a Online Live Session.
Costs:
  • The participation is free.
  • The registration fee for each DLL course is USD 100.00.
  • In case you receive a scholarship we will reimburse the application fee after a successful participation in the course back to you.
DLL's target audience are teachers of German as a foreign or a second language in elementary, secondary and adult educational contexts in the USA, in Canada, and in Germany.

Even if you haven't received your teacher certification yet, you can expand your knowledge base with one of the DLL units. The language level required for participating in the program is the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference (Advanced Low on ACTFL Proficiency Scale).

Working on the units is most beneficial for those participants who already teach independently or have completed student-teaching phase of their training.

If there are more applicants than spaces available, priority will be given to German teachers who are relatively new to the profession (with less than four years of experience). If space is available in a DLL course, Teaching Assistants in college departments who teach German independently may also enroll.

Dates for the USA, Canada, and Germany

currently offered:
Winter 2018
Dates: January 22 - March 18, 2018
DLL 8: German for children
DLL 10: German for teens

Spring 2018
Dates: March 19 - May 13, 2018
Application deadline: March 12, 2018
Choose between
DLL 16: Learning languages in all subjects
​OR
DLL 3:
German as a foreign language

Summer 2018
Dates:
September 17 - November 11, 2018
Application deadline: August 31, 2018
Choose between
DLL 6: Curriculum specifications and lesson planning
OR
DLL 9:
Language learning with digital media

Fall 2018
Dates:
October 15 to December 16, 2018
Application deadline: September 28, 2018
Choose between
DLL 7: Assessment and evaluation
OR
DLL 2:
How is German learned as a foreign language?
Course term: January 22nd to March 18th 2018

Application deadline: January 12th 2018

To successfully participate in the DLL 8 unit, you must take part in the following activities:

Participate in a minimum of 3 live online meetings
Dates:
End week 1 - Sunday, January 28th  at 12.00pm EST - 09.00am PST - 06.00pm MEZ
End week 3 - Sunday, February 11th at 12.00pm EST - 09.00am PST - 06.00pm MEZ
End week 5 - Sunday, February 25th at 12.00pm EST - 09.00am PST - 06.00pm MEZ
End week 8 - Sunday, March 18th at 12.00pm EST - 09.00am PST - 06.00pm MEZ

Carry out the action research project (PEP) in your classroom between March 5th to 8th.
Course term: January 22nd to March 18th 2018

Application deadline: January 12th 2018

To successfully participate in the DLL 8 unit, you must take part in the following activities:

Participate in a minimum of 3 live online meetings
Dates 2018:
End week 1 - Sunday, January 28th  at 12.00pm EST - 09.00am PST - 06.00pm MEZ
End week 3 - Sunday, February 11th at 12.00pm EST - 09.00am PST - 06.00pm MEZ
End week 5 - Sunday, February 25th at 12.00pm EST - 09.00am PST - 06.00pm MEZ
End week 8 - Sunday, March 18th at 12.00pm EST - 09.00am PST - 06.00pm MEZ

Carry out the action research project (PEP) in your classroom between March 5th to 8th.
Course term: March 19th to Mai 13th, 2018

Application deadline: March 12, 2018

To successfully participate in the DLL 3 unit, you must take part in the following activities:

Participate in a minimum of 3 live online meetings
Dates 2018:
End week 1 - Sunday, March 25 at 12.00pm EST - 09.00am PST - 06.00pm MEZ
End week 3 - Sunday, April 08 at 12.00pm EST - 09.00am PST - 06.00pm MEZ
End week 5 - Sunday, April 22 at 12.00pm EST - 09.00am PST - 06.00pm MEZ
End week 8 - Sunday, Mai 13 at 12.00pm EST - 09.00am PST - 06.00pm MEZ

Carry out the action research project (PEP) in your classroom between April 30 and Mai 4.
Course term: March 19th to Mai 13th 2018

Application deadline: March 12, 2018

To successfully participate in the DLL 16 unit, you must take part in the following activities:

Participate in a minimum of 3 live online meetings
Dates:
End week 1 - Sunday, March 25 at 12.00pm EST - 09.00am PST - 06.00pm MEZ
End week 3 - Sunday, April 08 at 12.00pm EST - 09.00am PST - 06.00pm MEZ
End week 5 - Sunday, April 22 at 12.00pm EST - 09.00am PST - 06.00pm MEZ
End week 8 - Sunday, Mai 13 at 12.00pm EST - 09.00am PST - 06.00pm MEZ

Carry out the action research project (PEP) in your classroom between April 30 and Mai 4.
The participation is free.

The registration fee for each DLL course is USD 100.00 . As part of your course application, you have the opportunity to apply for a scholarship covering the registration fee.
In case you receive a scholarship we will reimburse the application fee in the amount of USD 100.00 after a successful participation in the course back to you.

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