Didactics: Teaching German as a Foreign Language

Summer Courses of FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences

The didactics seminar “Teaching German as a Foreign Language” is aimed at (prospective) German teachers who would like to enhance their professional development as well as their knowledge of German: During the multifaceted summer course you will receive a lot of inspiration, practice-oriented knowledge and the methodological tools to apply your newly acquired expertise in your own teaching in the future.

Course type & features

  • Four-weeks advanced training programme for German teachers with teaching experience as well as students of German studies/future German teachers
  • Part of the “Aachener Sprachsommer”
  • Daily face-to-face lectures in Aachen
  • Instruction by experienced, professional lecturers
  • Final certificate and 5 ECTSECTS
    Information about the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System can be found here
  • Varied cultural and leisure programme

Learning goals

  • Expand didactic and methodological expertise
  • Explore various specialist topics through diverse approaches
  • Professional exchange with other participants and experts
  • Expand German language skills

Course structure and requirements for participation

  • Lectures from Monday through Friday
    25 teaching unitsTeaching units:
    One teaching unit = 45 minutes
    per week, 100 teaching units in total
  • Combination of seminar meetings, teaching observations and expert lectures
  • Previous knowledge of at least C1About proficiency levels:
    Click here to find detailed information regarding the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
    is required

Cultural and leisure programme

  • Examples of activities included in the course fee:
    • Social get-togethers
    • Guided city tour
    • Film nights
    • Visits to museums
    • Trips to interesting places in Aachen’s environs
    • International dinner
  • Optional European City trips (subject to extra fee)
    • Amsterdam (1 day)
    • Paris (2 days)

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Didactics Seminar – Dates and Fees

MonthCourse DatesCourse FeesAccommodation DatesAccommodation Fees
August02.-29.08.2024€ 67001.-30.08.2024Twin room: €430 p. person
Single room: €620 p. person

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