From 25 to 29 September, the Goethe-Institut Sydney is offering holiday courses for Years 11 and 12 students who wish to enrich their knowledge of German. These courses are a great opportunity for students to consolidate and extend the skills they have gained in the classroom. The courses are based on themes and topics specific to the NSW curriculum (Continuers and Extension). Follow this link for more information www.goethe.de/ins/au/en/sta/syd/kur/kuj.html
The Goethe-Institut offers a range of professional learning opportunities, including scholarships, to teachers of German in NSW and around the country.
The monthly newsletter give details of opportunities available for both teachers and students, you can follow this link to see what's happening this month in the August edition of the Goethe-Institut newsletter.
If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter, and stay informed of all the opportunities offered by the Goethe-Institut, please contact Claudia Steiner-Taylor by email or on (02) 8356 8315.
Current scholarship opportunities are outlined below.
ONLINE LANGUAGE COURSE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR TEACHERS OF GERMAN
The Goethe-Institute Australia is offering two new online scholarships for teachers of German.
Deutsch Online Lehrkräfte
For non-native teachers of German who want to improve their German language skills, the "Deutsch Online Lehrkräfte" course is available with two start dates this semester, 4 September and 9 October 2017. The course requires a time commitment of approximately 35 hours over ten weeks and is delivered exclusively online. To take part in the course you need to have at least B1 level German language competence.
DaF Basiskompetenzen - DLL 8: DaF für Kinder: Primary
This course is for primary teachers wanting to refresh their language teaching skills and make lessons more effective. There are two start dates this semester, 18 September and 20 November 2017. The course requires a time commitment of approximately 50 hours over ten weeks and is delivered exclusively online.
Both of these courses are available at no cost for successful scholarship applicants and can contribute to teacher identified professional learning hours.
You will find more information about these courses in the flyers below, or you can contact Inken Steeb for more details.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR GERMAN LANGUAGE, TEACHING METHODOLOGY AND SOCIO-CULTURAL STUDIES COURSES IN GERMANY IN 2018
Language Proficiency Scholarships offer four week German language courses at Goethe-Institutes across Germany. The scholarships provide the opportunity to update German language skills in an immersion setting, while the included cultural and leisure program gives you the chance to learn more about Germany. Please follow the link for more information www.goethe.de/ins/au/en/spr/unt/for/deu/sps.html#i3641116
Teaching Methods and Socio-Cultural Studies Scholarships and the Professional Development Facilitators Scholarship update teachers' socio-cultural knowledge of German and review methodological and didactic issues in the teaching of German as a foreign language. The seminars aim to foster the exchange of ideas and the development of teaching models in a group setting. Please follow the link for more information www.goethe.de/ins/au/en/spr/unt/for/deu/flm.html#i3641114
The Languages and Culture team are in the process of populating the new curriculum website with examples of learning and teaching documents (such as unit plans, scope and sequences, and assessment schedules) for large-candidacy languages. To ensure the documents we produce are relevant, we aim to avoid referring to textbooks and resources that are outdated and no longer commonly used in schools. To this end, we would like to know what you are using in your classrooms.
Please comment below to let us know which texts and resources you use in Stages 4 and 5.
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