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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. Learn more about the GOLDEN program in this video interview with a recent graduate, which provides a glimpse into the GOLDEN experience and how the program impacted the teacher and his learners.

One course will be offered in the 2019 Spring Semester: Instructional Planning for German Teachers. 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 Description▼

Instructional Planning for German Teachers. (TEAC 922T) This is a very broad and practical course being brought back by popular demand. Topics covered include language acquisition theory, communicative language teaching, implementing World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages in the classroom, the three modes of communication, backward design, goal setting, assessment, instructional sequencing, and planning lessons with vocabulary, grammar and intercultural communicative competence in mind.

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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.

Methodentraining fach- und berufsbezogenes Deutsch
Methodentraining Deutsch als Fremdsprache

These international teacher training seminars at the Institut für Internationale Kommunikation, Düsseldorf include 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
2018 Dates
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 1 July 9-July 12 yes varies PA

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