ACTFL 2019

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Goethe-Institut Sessions at ACTFL 2019

Description: The Goethe-Institut, Germany's official cultural institution, supports and engages K-16 German teachers, students, programs and administrations. This session provides an overview of our activities in these areas with a focus on recent additions and program highlights projected for 2019/2020.

Presenters:
Anne Schönhagen, Goethe-Institut Washington
Eileen Sellman, Goethe-Institut Washington

Location: Room 143A

Date: Fri, 22.11: 16.30 - 17.15 Uhr
Description: The Kinderuni is a free educational platform for children. Based on "Sendung mit der Maus", STEM topics are explored while playfully learning German. A particular focus will be placed on incorporating the bilingual lectures into the German and CLIL classroom using provided lesson plans, didactic materials, and Kinderuni box to recreate experiments.

Presenters: 
Eileen Sellman, Goethe-Institut Washington
Allison Paul, Goethe-Institut Washington

Location: Room 143B

Time: Fri, 11/22: 5:30PM  - 6:15PM 
Description: Diversity is a key component of language and cultural studies. This panel presents a variety of approaches for teaching gender-inclusive topics and gender-sensitive language in German. The speakers will suggest ways to deal with gender pronouns, generic masculine forms of nouns, and other gender-based topics in the German language classroom

Presenters:
Lindsay Preseau, University of Cincinnati
Steffen Kaupp, Goethe-Institut Boston 
Claire Scott, Grinnell College 

Location: Room 143B

Time: Sat, 11/23: 9:00 - 09:45 AM
Description: The Goethe-Institut supports a network of 35 PASCH schools in North America and through it launches innovative projects to strengthen the role of German as a foreign language in national education systems. Learn about how STEAM activities serve to facilitate language learning. The PASCH triathlon in Colorado will be presented in detail.

Presenters:
Stephanie Hafner, Goethe-Institut Washington

Location: Room 144A

Time: Fri, 11/23: 09:30AM - 09:45AM
Description: Using a language in real-life and meeting peers who are native speakers are among the biggest motivators to choose a foreign language and to keep studying it. Intercultural exchanges in the GAPP model allow language educators to build reciprocal exchanges focusing on immersion at their schools - with structural and even some financial support.

Presenters:
Molly Rowland, German American Partnership Program
Andrea Pfeil, Goethe-Institut New York

Location: Room 144A

Time: Sat, 11/23: 2:30PM - 03:15 PM
Description: Representatives from different organizations, the German Embassy Washington, DC and the ZfA in cooperation with the AATG Sprach- und Samstagsschulkomitee will inform participants about different opportunities on where, how and when to apply for funds/grants for various school projects, teacher's training, and more.

Presenters:
Kerstin Hopkins, GLC At the German International School Washington DC  
​Vera Beutin, Germany Embassy Washington
Helmut Kehlenbeck, Zentralstelle für das Auslandsschulwesen 
Anne Schönhagen, Goethe-Institut Washington

Location: Room 143A

Time: Sun, 11/24: 08:00 AM  - 08:45 AM 
Description: After-school programs in a world language are a perfect way to introduce and strengthen language programs and intercultural competence. The Goethe-Institut supports schools interested in offering extra-curricular German. Learn more about a project in which college students conduct after-school sessions in German language and culture for K-8.

Presenters:
Kerstin Hämmerling, Goethe-Institut Boston
Theresa Fuchs, Goethe-Institut Chicago
Manuela Wagner, University of Connecticut 

Location: Room 143A

Time: Sun, 11/24: 10:00 AM  - 10:45 AM 

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