GOLDEN Online Graduate-Level Courses
The GOLDEN (German Online Distance Education Network) MA program, housed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has had a significant ripple effect on the foreign language profession by fostering sustained changes in German teachers’ educational technology knowledge; ability to design and implement content-rich experiences for students; and beliefs about teaching and learning language and culture. 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. 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.
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.