Please do not register directly to this course. You will automatically be informed by the English department regarding your group allocation. This is based on the location of your allocated school.
Trebits/Bastkowski/Treichel - Our course will be taught mainly online with some of the classes taught on campus. The exact dates, topics and whether the class is taught online or on campus will be communicated to you during our first ONLINE session in the first week of the semester. Consequently, participation in weekly webinars and assignments requires a stable internet connection to adapt to the blended (partly online and partly on-campus) learning format. All the information about the course as well as the link to our first Zoom meeting will be found on the Learnweb platform of the course which will open for registration on Monday, November 1.
General information about all GHR courses
These seminars are taught in tandem by a state school teacher and a tutor from the university. A focus is placed on both the theory and practice of language teaching.
This course is designed as an introduction to and a preparation for the English Teaching Practice in the summer term 2022.
We’ll touch on
- key elements of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF), the German Bildungsstandards and the relevant Kerncurricula
- communicative, action-oriented, task- and content- based theories of foreign language teaching
- key issues, approaches and buzz words for modern teaching in general and foreign language teaching in particular
- the development and design of competence-oriented language teaching
We’ll introduce and discuss
- the choice of material, methodological considerations, the description of difficulties, the relevance of topics and exercises and the evaluation of the lesson outcome
- basic elements of English lessons (predictable outcome, warming up, input, receptive/productive skill training, language practice, presentations and evaluation etc.)
- various elements of language assessment in general and examples of the current external, written and oral examinations in particular
We shall choose and practice exercises, action-oriented activities and tasks for communicative language teaching.
We shall plan lessons and try to teach them in the classroom.
GROUP 2: Ullmann, Couve de Murville, Hosein-Habibi - NOT all courses are ONLINE - PLEASE NOTE. Thursdays 10.00 - 12.00 am.
Our team consists of Maria Hosein-Habibi, Maria Ullmann and Joe Couve.
The winter semester is designed to prepare you for your practical phase in the summer semester when you will be in school observing experienced teachers as well as preparing and delivering your own teaching. The focus during the winter term is to familiarize you with various elements of key teaching skills: how to teach the different foreign language competences; how to structure lessons; working with the core curriculum, which forms the basis of your planning; encountering and applying a variety of methods to make learning and teaching as effective and interesting as possible. Our aim is to improve your competence and self-confidence in general, and specifically with regards to planning effective lessons, which will arouse your students’ interests. Part of this development will be about encouraging you to see both sides of the coin: the teacher’s as well as the learner’s.
Our sessions are Thursday mornings between 10.00 am and 12:00 noon. Most sessions will be held face to face. However, a few will be given via Zoom (dates to be announced).
Since the Vorbereitungsseminar is a Studienleistung, regular attendance is obligatory. The standard requirements are: preparing one micro-teaching session, writing a portfolio, keeping up to date with reading assignments.