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Central Pennsylvania AATG Herbsttagung
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When: 10/10/2015
9:00 AM
Where: Lancaster Liederkranz
722 S Chiques Rd
Manheim, Pennsylvania  17545
United States
Contact: Susanne Nimmrichter

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Cultural and Linguistic Diversity

Workshop with Jörg Meindl (Lebanon Valley College)


To register, visit the Central PA AATG Website

9:00 - 9:30 am Registration, coffee and refreshments
9:30 - 10:30 am Central PA-AATG Business Meeting
10:30 - 10:45 am Coffee break
10:45 - noon Workshop with Jörg Meindl (Lebanon Valley College)
Kulturelle und sprachliche Vielfalt
(In German; auf deutsch)
The German-speaking world is culturally diverse and the German language is equally diverse with different Standard German for Austria, Germany, and Switzerland as well as regional dialects and varieties specific to social groups. Language courses have to reflect this diversity in order to provide an authentic image of the German-speaking world and prepare students for interaction in the real world. Additionally, cultural and linguistic diversity provide great resources for enriching the classroom and foster higher thinking skills. The workshop will show how cultural and linguistic diversity can be integrated into the curriculum on all levels of instruction.
The first part of the workshop will present resources for culture lessons on German-speaking countries (D-A-CH-Lie-Lux), regional cultures, and social groups. The second part will give a very short overview of the linguistic diversity of German and examples of lessons that utilize linguistic diversity to teach Standard German skills. Finally, participants plan a lesson for their curriculum (on language, culture, or both), facilitated by the presenter.
Noon - 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 - 2:00 pm Workshop participants report briefly on the lessons they’ve outlined
2:00 - 3:00 pm Share session: This is your time! Share for 5, 10, 15 or 20 min. on an idea you’ve implemented, or ask for advice from others as you undertake a new project. Contact Jan Sutermeister at to get your idea on the agenda!
3:15 - 4:00 pm Executive committee meeting

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