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"German Studies Go Global" – Seminar at 2018 GSA Conference

The 42nd GSA Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (September 27-30, 2018) will feature a series of seminars including an AATG-sponsored seminar focused on "German Studies Go Global." Seminars meet for all three days of the conference during the first morning slot to foster extended discussion, rigorous intellectual exchange, and intensified networking.


German Studies Go Global
This seminar will consider how we might embed our teaching of German Studies in a global context. Day 1 addresses the theoretical and pragmatic justifications for and implications of such a turn in our programs, curricula, and syllabi. Key questions involve how to define “Global German Studies,” whether Global German Studies can or should remain linked to national entities, and whether it can or should remain humanities based. Day 2 addresses the globalization of undergraduate programs. How might this influence our curricula at different undergraduate levels? What role does diversity play? What models exist for interdisciplinary collaboration? How does a global-studies approach affect the design of internships and study abroad programs? What role does the development of language proficiency play? Day 3 addresses the globalization of German Studies at the graduate level, especially with regard to preparing MA and PhD students to find both academic and non-academic jobs.

The co-conveners of the AATG-sponsored seminar are Nicole Coleman, Assistant Professor of German at Wayne State University, and Lisabeth Hock, Associate Professor of German, Wayne State University. For detailed descriptions of all seminars offered, and the names and email addresses of the conveners, please see the seminar listing on GSA's website. Individuals wishing to participate in a seminar should visit the GSA website and apply electronically. Applications for seminar enrollment are due by January 26, 2018.

GOLDEN Online Graduate-Level Courses

The GOLDEN (Global Online Distance Education Network) MA program, housed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, offers graduate level courses specifically designed for German language teachers. All courses are offered online and may be taken either as stand-alone courses or as part of a formal MA program. GOLDEN courses actively engage participants in co-constructing knowledge and building skills through online collaboration and emphasize the creation of activities and products that can be directly implemented into the language classroom. The GOLDEN MA program has consistently been ranked in the top 10 Online Graduate Programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Two courses will be offered in the 2018 Spring Semester: Teaching Culture in the German Classroom, and Speaking in the German Classroom. Registration for these two courses will begin at the end of October. Individuals not officially enrolled in the GOLDEN MA program may take individual GOLDEN courses as desired. For information on how to enroll in the MA program and/or how to register for individual GOLDEN courses, please contact Sheri Hurlbut. See Course Descriptions▼

Teaching Culture in the German Classroom. (TEAC 922) This is a very practical course being brought back by popular demand. Participants will delve into the many ways in which language and culture intersect by exploring topics such as developing intercultural communicative competence (ICC), integrating cultural products, practices, and perspectives into classroom instruction, getting to know the new ACTFL-NCSSFL Intercultural Communication Can-Do Statements, and identifying and experimenting with research-informed pedagogical strategies that are effective in supporting ICC in language learners. Participants will explore the fundamental concepts and principles of teaching culture and put those concepts and principles into practice by creating performance-based tasks to use with their own students.

Speaking in the German Classroom. (TEAC 922Z) This brand new GOLDEN course will highlight both the interpersonal and presentational modes. We will explore all aspects of speaking, both interpersonal and presentational, including assessment strategies, designing tasks to increase the quality, quantity, and variety of learners’ interpersonal and presentational speaking, motivating learners to speak in the target language and much more.

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Goethe-Institut Fortbildungsseminare in Deutschland

Each year, the Goethe-Institut provides scholarships to teachers of German in the US to participate in professional development seminars or language courses for teachers in Germany. Meet teachers of Germany from throughout the world and keep up-to-date with the latest developments in Germany. Information on the available courses can be found here.. Find application information here. Scholarship applications for 2018 courses are due October 30.

Fortbildungsseminare zur österreichischen Landeskunde, Methodik und Didaktik für Deutschlehrerinnen und Deutschlehrer

Kultur und Sprache ist ein Programm des österreichischen Bundesministeriums für Bildung (BMB). Unsere Hauptaufgaben sind die Organisation und Durchführung von Seminaren und Workshops in Österreich und im Ausland für das Fach Deutsch als Fremdsprache (DaF) sowie die Erstellung von Landeskundematerialien für den Unterricht. Die online-Anmeldung ist ab sofort bis 6 Wochen vor Seminarbeginn möglich. Details zu den Seminaren finden Sie auf unserer Homepage und in unserem Seminarkatalog (als PDF verfügbar). Bei Fragen erreichen Sie uns unter

Online Graduate Certificate in Language Teaching with Technology

The Certificate in Language Teaching with Technology is a 12-credit fully online graduate program for pre- and in-service language teachers who wish to learn how to leverage today's technology to improve their students proficiency and inter-cultural competence. It is offered by the Division of Continuing Education at the University of Colorado Boulder. More information is available on the Certificate in Language Teaching with Technology website.

CARLA Summer Institutes for Language Teachers

The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota has sponsored a summer institute program for second language teachers since 1996. CARLA offers a range of institutes targeted at foreign language and ESL teachers from a variety of teaching levels and contexts. Institutes designed specifically for immersion educators are also offered. More information is available on the CARLA website. Early application is encouraged, since institutes fill up quickly.

Wirtschaftsdeutsch und berufliches Deutsch mit und ohne Internet unterrichten

This International Teacher Training Seminar Wirtschaftsdeutsch at the Institut für Internationale Kommunikation, Düsseldorf includes socio-cultural activities to help to make the seminar a "working holiday". And AATG members can benefit from a special price!

Additional contacts, excursions and cultural visits can be arranged according to participants' wishes (at their own expense). Accommodation is with selected families near the university campus (single room including breakfast). For more information and to apply directly through IIK, visit their website.

Summer Graduate Program at Middlebury College

Did you know that you can pursue an MA at Middlebury in four summers AND that students who enroll in the MA program during the summer receive 100% of their demonstrated need in financial aid?

The MA in German will allow you to focus on a variety of topics, including German culture, history, literature, art, theater, politics, economics, and linguistics. To learn more about the Summer graduate program, visit Middlebury's Graduate Studies in German page.

German Summer School in the USA

Interested in professional development this summer? Consider one of these German Summer Schools sponsored through the Goethe-Institut and by the German Federal Government. All German Summer Schools are affiliated with colleges and universities in the United States. Many offer one or two-week professional development courses in addition to courses for undergraduate or graduate credit.

Continuing Education Weeks
Total Cost
Deutsche Sommerschule von New Mexico 4 June 5-July 6 yes varies NM
Deutsche Sommerschule am Pazifik 5 June 27-August 2 yes varies OR
Middlebury Language School 7 June 29-August 17 yes varies VT
Deutsche Woche in Bar Harbor 1 July 22-July 28 yes varies ME
Millersville University TBA TBA yes varies PA

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