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Students on the Spectrum in the German Classroom

The focus on language instruction for all students provides challenges for many teachers as they work to provide the best experiences for students with special needs. Gain practical tips and strategies on how to include students on the autism spectrum in the German classroom. Information will focus not only on teaching content, but also on setting students up for behavioral success. Click to buy this Webinar.

Sara Höfler earned her master’s degrees in Education and English at the University of Frankfurt in 2000. She has taught students with exceptional needs in both Germany and the United States since 1997 and is currently completing her doctoral work in Curriculum Studies.

Chris Harper has 16 years of experience in dealing with children and adults with varying disabilities. He is a certified instructor for Professional Crisis Management. He enjoys helping children realize their inner talents to develop learning strategies, fulfill their academic and social potential, and lead productive lives. Return to top

Teaching Students With Diverse Needs

How can students with learning disabilities learn to read, write, listen, and speak in a second language? How can teachers set them up to succeed and to want to continue? This webinar looks at a spectrum of learners in a first-year German course, demonstrating course design and classroom instruction techniques that can accompany those same students into their second, third, and fourth years of German study. Click to buy this Webinar.

Elizabeth Hamilton is Associate Professor of German at Oberlin College, where she currently chairs the Department of German Language and Literatures. The volume Worlds Apart? Disability and Foreign Language Learning (New Haven: Yale U P, 2007), which she co-edited with Tammy Berberi and Ian M. Sutherland, offers a road map to curriculum developers interested in inclusive language instruction in higher education. She has published several articles on teaching students with disabilities and also studies representations and changing definitions of disability in German literature and film. Return to top

Teaching German in the Middle School: Issues, Content, Activities, and Lessons

Middle school students are special! Explore their specific interests and characteristics, and learn successful strategies for teaching pre-adolescents. Find out how to connect student interests with the curriculum of other content to create the most student engagement possible. Successful activities from three AATG middle school thematic units will be presented. Click to buy this Webinar.

Phyllis Farrar is the World Languages consultant for the Kansas Department of Education. She taught German, grades 7-9 for twenty-two years at a junior high in Lawrence, KS, after starting her career at a high school. After receiving the 2000 AATG K-8 Teacher of the Year award, she served on the Kinder lernen Deutsch committee for a decade, where she was involved in developing thematic middle school units for the AATG Materials Center. Return to top

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