Do you want to prepare your pupils and students successfully for their exams? Do you need special planning for this? What is the focus of the lessons? Which methods are well received? Which strategies are helpful? These and similar questions are the focus of the training series Focus on Exam Preparation.

After you have successfully completed all the training hours, you will receive a certificate as proof of achievement.

April - November 2022
  • 16 UI synchronous Live-Online sessions
  • 8 UI asynchronous sessions
24 UE total
1 UI (Unit of Instruction) = 45 Minutes
  • synchronous interactive Live-Online sessions: Zoom
  • asynchronous sessions: Learning Platform Moodle
  • Module 1: 23. April (4 UI - 14:00-15:30/16:00-17:30 HKT)
  • Module 2: 11. June (4 UI - 14:00-15:30/16:00-17:30 HKT)
  • Module 3: 08. October (4 UI - 14:00-15:30/16:00-17:30 HKT)
  • Module 4: 19. November (4 UI - 14:00-15:30/16:00-17:30 HKT)
The training programme
  • consists of four synchronous Live-Online sessions with supplementary asynchronous sessions and
  • serves the purpose of successfully preparing learners for the Goethe-Institut examinations and other competence-oriented examinations in general.
In the course of the training, you will learn tips and ideas for preparing for exams and about diverse designs of (online) German lessons that are appropriate for the target group. You will engage in various activities that aim to develop learners’ (exam-relevant) competences and to keep them motivated.
The training builds on the experiences of the participants and their collaboration. What is essential is your commitment and your willingness to engage with different analogue and digital ways of working and views.

The key question for us is always how you can use the training content for your further work and for your own teaching.
Participants will
  • know why, when and how examination strategies need to be taught and practiced; 
  • know the most important examination strategies;
  • know why, when and how language use strategies need to be taught and practiced;
  • know the most important language use strategies in the areas of listening, reading, writing and speaking;
  • know the most important planning principles and the arc from reception to production;
  • know that skills are developed in an integrated way in the classroom;
  • know how to develop free speaking and free writing in small steps;
  • know how to support learners in speaking without anxiety;
  • learn the methods of making writing a process;
  • know different types of exam-relevant listening and reading texts;
  • learn the importance of text variety in the learning process;
  • learn the importance of the language used by teachers and the variety of language models in the learning process;
  • reflect on their teaching experiences;
  • actively participate in professional discussions;
  • be prepared to critically review and, if necessary, change their practice in the light of the specific needs of a group of learners;
  • become familiar with the examinations offered by the Goethe-Institut.
Bernadett Veress is a teacher of German as a foreign language and has many years of teaching experience with children, young people and adults. She has been working as a teacher trainer for the Goethe-Institut and other education institutions worldwide for over 20 years, designing and leading seminars and workshops (live-online) on methodology and didactics for teachers at all school levels. She also often moderates interactive (live-online) events for students and plans projects and summer camps with and for students.

She is a certified examiner and co-author of various Goethe-Institut materials and is also active in the field of coaching teaching staff.

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Registration deadline: 18 November and registration here.