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Call for Applications: DAAD Fortbildungsseminar Vancouver Nov 2-4, UBC

The Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies at the University of British Columbia invites applications for participation in the third annual Northwestern DAAD Fortbildungsseminar, to be held November 2-4. This seminar, titled Deutsch lernen und lehren, hier und heute, presents a unique professional development opportunity for junior faculty, graduate teaching assistants and teachers of German in the Western Prairie Provinces and the Pacific Northwest.

Through a series of dynamic and interactive workshops, participants will gain theoretical grounding in some of the most innovative developments in the field of Deutsch als Fremdsprache and practice new teaching approaches.

We begin with a catered reception on the evening of Friday, November 2. The seminar itself takes place on Saturday, November 3, and will feature the following:

  • Workshop 1: Maximizing Learner Engagement through Task-based Instruction
  • Workshop 2: New Approaches to Teaching German Pronunciation
  • Workshop 3: The Use of Music in Teaching and Learning the German Phonemes
  • Workshop 4: Digital Tools for Collaborative Language Learning: CLAS and OneNote
  • Roundtable: Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Teaching of German in the Region

The seminar concludes on Sunday with a plenary discussion at breakfast.

The Seminar is sponsored by the DAAD, and funding for accommodation (double occupancy) and economy travel is provided for out-of-town participants from the Western Prairies and Pacific Northwest region.

To apply, please submit a short CV and a brief cover letter indicating your academic rank, teaching experience, your interest in the seminar and how the above teaching approaches may be relevant to your current or future development.

Please email your application by Friday October 12 to:

Dr. Jason Lieblang
Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies
University of British Columbia
906 – 1873 East Mall (Buchanan Tower)
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z1

Call for Participation as PDF

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