Phonetics: Strategies for the German Classroom

© Daniel Albanese

Professional Development Workshop

Goethe-Institut New York

Although language is primarily communicated through sound, phonetics rarely takes center stage in the German classroom. In this professional development workshop, teachers of German will reflect upon the fact why phonetics is attributed a marginal role in teaching German and develop strategies on how to successfully include pronunciation training in their curricula.  
First, we will discuss the phonetic inventory of the German language, paying special attention to particularly difficult sounds such as „r“, „ch“ or the Umlaute. Workshop participants will familiarize themselves with several approaches to teaching pronunciation- inductive approaches included.

Second, we will learn how to successfully include new technologies to enhance learner experience.

Finally, participants will discuss the various resources available on the web and from the publishing houses, as well as receive materials to use in class.

Workshop Leaders

Dr. Lieselotte Sippel
Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
Yale University

Dr. Ines Martin
Languages and Cultures Department
US Naval Academy

RSVP per Email: May 3, 2019


Goethe-Institut New York

30 Irving Place
New York, NY 10003
Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika

Language: German
Price: Free of Charge
+1 212 4398704