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Methodological concepts

How is German as a foreign language taught? How does it differ depending on target group and level of instruction? 

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Teaching with digital media

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Digital competency

Which digital competencies are required of instructors of foreign languages (particulary German) today and how can you acquire them? 

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Materials databank for digital teaching

Searchable database for typology-based tasks, as well as ready-made lesson plans for use in your virtual classroom. 


Age-appropriate teaching approaches

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Children learn German

How do children learn German as a foreign language and how can CLIL methods be used to achieve this goal? Hands-on examples grounded in early learning theories help elementary school teachers bring German language to life in a playful and engaging way. 

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Teaching young learners

What does it take to teach young learners and how can teachers develop a solid understanding of age-appropriate instructional techniques for this age group? 


Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)

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Early language learning with CLIL

What is CLIL and how does it relate to early language learning?
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German integrated with other subjects

Robotics and STEM in German? Learn how to effectively and creatively integrate German as a foreign language with other exciting subjects. 

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Workshop on sustainable development

Interactive workshop on sustainability. At four stations, students use texts, listening comprehension or video clips to learn about different aspects of the topic and work on small tasks.


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