Seminar “Didactics: Teaching German as a Foreign Language”

Photos: © Sarah Thelen 

Our Didactics Seminar “Teaching German as a Foreign Language”, with a focus on adult education, is specially designed for international students of German Studies as well as fully trained teachers looking to expand their skills at teaching German as a Foreign Language. We will help you broaden your teaching knowledge by looking at productive and tried-and-tested approaches to adult learning, working through example teaching units, and discussing textbooks for specific audiences, authentic multimedia teaching materials, and exam formats. Discussion and interview sessions will allow you to update your German skills, and you will also get lots of ideas for varied and practical German lessons. At the same time, the experiences and perspectives of colleagues working across the world will enrich your own skills base. On top of this, you will have the opportunity to participate in a supervised observation programme during the course.

Participants should have existing German language skills at level C1 ABOUT PROFICIENCY LEVELS:
Information regarding the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages can be found here .
or higher.

The course take place Mondays – Fridays in the afternoons and comprise 5 teaching units Teaching units:
One teaching unit = 45 minutes
per day
. After class, you will also have plenty of fascinating opportunities to get acquainted with German culture in a unique European context: the course fee includes a diverse cultural and recreational programme which takes students as far as the German borders and beyond! (Participants in our Didactics Seminar “Teaching German as a Foreign Language” may be offered slightly different options to the general cultural and recreational programme.)


Additional information for German teachers working in Germany:

The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) recognises the workshop for German teachers as „anderes DaF/DaZ-Zertifikat“ (other DaF/DaZ certificate) according to the matrix of acceptance criteria for teachers of integration courses. Teaching integration courses requires a specific admission issued by the BAMF. Depending on your additional qualifications, the certificate you will be awarded upon successful participation in our workshop for German teachers can suffice to be issued the BAMF teaching admission. More information on admission conditions as well as the BAMF contact details can be found here.

Workshop for German Teachers - Dates & Fees

MonthCourse datesCourse feeAccommodation datesAccommodation fees*
July7. - 30.7.2020€5906.- 31.7.2020€395 / €295 / €250

*Fee per person, i.e. for a bed in a single room/twin/dorm room

Register for the Didactics Seminar for German Teachers
To register for the didactics seminar "Teaching German as a Foreign Language" and book your accommodation, please begin by filling out the application form. The next steps of the application process are described in the booking terms and conditions at the bottom of the application form. The course fee is €590 and includes all lessons plus the cultural and recreational programme (excluding weekend trips). The accommodation fee depends on your choice of room type.

Click here to check which nationalities require a visa to enter Germany. For candidates who require a visa, we can provide an official invitation document following receipt of payment.

* I have read and accept the course booking terms and conditions (as well as the accommodation booking terms and conditions, if applicable).

The personal data provided in this form, especially your name, address and date of birth, are being collected solely for the purpose of handling your request. They will be processed by Sprachenakademie Aachen gGmbH in accordance with the data protection regulations. Detailed information on data protection as well as on your right of revocation can be found here.

* I agree that my personal data may be stored and processed for the purpose of handling my request.

* = Mandatory field

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Aachener Sprachsommer in our FAQs.