Professional development in Nigeria

The Goethe-Institut Nigeria offers professional development seminars and other events for teachers of German. Every year, Goethe-Institut, often in collaboration with the DAAD and NATOG (Nigerian Association of Teachers of German), holds a training workshop for Nigerian German teachers.

Past events

DLT Photo: Goethe-Institut / Jeremiah Ikongio

9th - 10th March 2021
Digital German Teacher Conference Nigeria

Conference with series of Workshops
Online via Zoom

Digitalization of the classroom is one big topic that many experts, teachers and researchers in the educational sector have rigorously occupied themselves within the last months. Researches and discussions on this important topic will remain a part of our usual and regular confrontations in the years to come because digitalization is surely a welcoming change notwithstanding the circumstances in which it was birthed. This fact is the bedrock of the organization of the first ever digital conference of the German language teachers in Nigeria.

The German language teachers across all the learning institutions where the German language is offered, had their first digital annual conference between the 9th and 10th March 2021. The digital conference, which focused on the acceptance and readjustment to a digitalized learning was a new concept in the history of German language teacher´s meeting in Nigeria. However, the digital experience and the newly acquired updated teaching skills compensated the lack of physical and social exchanges which have been the norms from the previous present conferences.
Digital German Teacher Conference Nigeria © Goethe-Institut Nigeria
The two days event featured different workshop that lasted for one and half hour each. Many of the workshops tackled those teaching issues and challenges, many language teachers face in the recent time as the digital classes have been the saving grace of most learning institutions in the face of the global pandemic. Practical tools and materials for online classes, usage of music in digital German language classes and resource-based mistakes analysis and corrections are examples of the seminars the participants of the digital conference took part in. The well-trained and experienced workshop facilitators from Germany, Egypt and South-Africa had a profiting lively and intellectual exchange with the participants despite the distance and different time-zones.

Oluwatosin Olajide