Learn more about the competition at the Goethe-Institut website.
Many people, especially young people, may feel powerless in relation to climate change and schools can play an important role by strengthening the ability of young people to innovate and to act. Through the competition "Umwelt macht Schule", teams of students explore the ecological situation in their community, street or school i order to draw the public's attention to the existing ecological situation.
Learn more about the competition at the Goethe-Institut website.
Would you and your students like to prepare for the oral HSC exam together with other German learners? We offer a day with intensive communicative activities for high school students from different schools, who prepare for the oral exam under the guidance of experienced teachers.
24 May – Beginners HSC Day
31 May – Continuers HSC Day
7 June – Extension HSC Day
Each day runs from 9am-2pm.
Full details and to register: https://www.goethe.de/ins/au/de/spr/unt/kal.cfm
Calling all German Teachers K-12!
The NSW Department of Education, in collaboration with the Association of Independent Schools and the Goethe-Institut Sydney will be hosting the German Teachers' Conference Blick in die Zukunft on 22 March 2019.
The conference will focus on programming the new German K-10 syllabus, task design in Stage 6 and discussion around the new HSC Extension prescribed test. There will also be presentations on the support available to German teachers and students and an update on current events in Germany.
The conference addresses standards 2.1.2, 2.3.2, 6.2.2.
The cost of attending the conference is $240 and further information regarding the event can be found here. Registration for the event closes on Friday 15 March. To register for the event, please visit the website.
Applications for travel and accommodation subsidies for rural and remote teachers from NSW public schools are now open for teachers 7-12 wishing to attend the German Teachers' Conference in Sydney. The details and requirements are outlined below.
Authority to travel
Your travel must be approved in advance by the principal, and the appropriate form or online application must be completed.
What costs are covered?
Rural and remote participants should make all travel arrangements for flights, hire car or long-distance train or bus travel through their school’s office/P-card.
Participants should select the most time- and cost-effective method of travel to the German Conference at the Goethe-Institut, 90 Ocean Street Woollahra. Expenses related to private vehicles such as petrol will not be reimbursed and meals are also not reimbursed.
To apply for travel and accommodation subsidies, please contact Maxine Acosta. Applications close on Tuesday 26 February.
The Languages and Culture team is seeking teachers to present at the German Teachers’ Conference, to be held on Friday 22 March 2019 at the Goethe-Institut, Sydney.
The theme of the conference is Blick in die Zukunft – Looking to the future.
Workshop themes for which we are seeking presenters are:
All applications require the signature of the applicant’s current principal. Please complete the EOI form below, and email as a PDF to email@example.com by 5pm on Friday 15 February 2019.
For further information, see attached form or contact Maxine Acosta – Language Officer on 9266 8540 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This EOI form is for NSW Department of Education teachers only.
For independent school teachers wishing to present, please contact MWahlin@aisnsw.edu.au
The 2019 NSW cross-sectoral German Teachers’ Conference Blick in die Zukunft will be held on 22 March 2019 at the Goethe Institut, 90 Ocean Street Woollahra.
The event focuses on:
- programming the new K-10 German syllabus
- task design in Stage 6
- discussions on the Stage 6 German Extension course prescriptions.
Teachers are also invited to present in the conference. For further details, please contact Maxine Acosta.
Gosford High School is seeking expressions of interest for a teacher who is qualified to teach German and French, for a position commencing Term 1 2019, with the possibility of an extension. The successful applicant must be approved to teach German and French for Years 8-12 (including German Beginners).
The selection criteria for the position is as follows:
- Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills with a demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively as an effective team member.
- Capacity to deliver effective, engaging and differentiated teaching programs that cater to the needs of gifted and talented students in Stages 4-6.
- Demonstrated capacity to engage students in learning through effective teaching, learning and assessment practices.
Should you wish to apply for the position, please complete the EOI attached, addressing the selection criteria. Please note that one of the referees listed must be the applicant's current principal. The expression of interest should not exceed 2 A4 pages and requires the signature of the applicant's current principal or supervisor, if the applicant is currently non-school-based staff.
Please submit your EOI to Adrienne Scalese, Relieving Principal, by no later than 5pm on 7 December 2018.
Callaghan College Waratah in Newcastle is growing and they are seeking a language teacher for a full-time temporary block for 2019, with possibility of extension.
Please contact Lauren Taylor if interested.
All German teachers are invited to attend the "Baking for Advent" free workshop. Guest chef Helge Hagemann from Hamburg and pastry chef Brigit Marx of Sugar Plum Bakery in Sydney will lead the culinary workshop.
Date: Monday 12 November 2018
Place: Goethe Institut 90 Ocean Street Woollahra
Please note that this event is not suitable for participants who have nut allergies. Limited places available, so get in quick and register with the Goethe Institut or contact Marina Shine.
The 2018 National Conference for Teachers of German will be held from 31 August to 1 September 2018 at Bayview Eden, Melbourne.
Registrations are closing on Friday 17 August – please register through this link if you are interested in attending the event. This year's guest speakers are Rebecca Rashid from the Goethe-Institut in Berlin and Maria Fischer-Siregar from the Goethe-Institut in Indonesia.
For further information, visit the conference page or contact Jelena Herster.
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