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Astrid Ronke


Originally from Berlin, I have been a German Instructor, language methodologist, applied linguist, as well as advocate of foreign language education in the US for almost 30 years. First and foremost, I love to teach and inspire other people to learn, and I have taught a wide range of foreign language and culture courses (German and ESL) at many different levels and institutions (K-College). For community outreach, I have organized eight German Theater Festival San Diego and other language events.

Art as a hook for oral communication and writing in German language teaching
How can art postcards, paintings and photographs help to teach speaking, writing and cultural knowledge, as well as enhance and energize standard topics for the German classroom? Participants will try out activities “as students” and will receive materials and resources for different language levels

Wozu all das Theater? Drama-oriented activities as an effective tool in the German language classroom
Drama-oriented activities are effective ways to stimulate both sides of the brain and therefore optimize foreign language acquisition. In this interactive session, teachers will experience how simple drama-oriented techniques and exercises can be integrated into daily German instruction. Handout.

Anders Anfangen! Warm-up Activities for the Body, Mind, and Soul
Do you need fresh ideas to start off your class and get your students in the mood for language learning? In this interactive session, the presenter will provide you with examples of physical, vocal, and mental warm-up activities using drama techniques, visuals, and music. Handout provided.

Ideas that work! Fresh exercises and activities for German Conversation classes
Conversation courses need to stay fresh, interesting and creative and practice the language through different learning modi. In this interactive session, you will try out creative communication exercises for practical topics on different levels. Handout provided.

Learning German with Body, Mind, and Soul!
Looking for fresh and unique ideas to enhance your students learning and energize your German classes? In this hands-on session, presenters will share creative activities addressing not only the mind but also the body and emotions of our learners, using drama techniques, visuals and music. Handout.

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