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Teachers Program - Vienna, Austria  

Program Overview Two weeks, 25 hours per week: 20 Group classroom work + 5 culture program. The school's special training courses for non-native teachers of German includes 20 hours per week of Group instruction. The course is an opportunity for teachers to update language skills and exchange experiences of various teaching methods with the teaching staff of the language school. Information on the latest geographical, political and literary developments in Austria and the German-speaking world is included. The course is designed to provide teachers with suggestions and new ideas which they can then put into practice after returning home.

The course aims are:
  •   To brush up your own German.
  •   To familiarize you with new and modern teaching materials.
  •   To work on teaching methods.
  •   To learn more about Austria and its geography, politics and way of life.
  •   To give your own lessons more variety.

Language aspects:
  •   Work on language structure.
  •   Improvement of personal expression and fluency.
  •   Exploiting texts, working with writing stimuli, reading techniques.
  •   Variations on teaching grammar and vocabulary (e.g. using games).
  •   Use of authentic materials at different language levels.
  •   Spelling reform.

Teaching methodology aspects:
  •   Looking at and discussing various teaching materials.
  •   Getting to know new language books.
  •   Using communicative methods in lessons.
  •   Using audiovisual media in lessons: video and songs.
  •   Computer-aided learning.
  •   Learning techniques/strategies.
  •   Lesson observation.

Cultural aspects:
  •   Austrian culture.
  •   Political, geographical and historical developments.
  •   Contemporary Austrian and German-language literature – literature and cultural studies in the classroom.

Participation in the cultural and leisure program (2 times a week) is included in the cost: city walks, lectures on various topics, video night, a visit to a traditional wine tavern ("Heurigen") or a welcome party. On one evening, a visit to a theatre or concert or a joint dinner for all German teachers is arranged. On weekends, you can take part in an excursion organized by the school at cost price (e.g. Salzburg, Graz or the Wachau region in the Danube valley).|

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