Upcoming blended-learning CPD opportunity for German teachers and tutors with regional seminar at UEA

Are you passionate about teaching German and would like to see a CPD opportunity in the region? Could any of these be your new resolutions for 2019?   

  • Improve / refine your own German language and communication skills and competencies

  • Broaden your understanding of MFL pedagogy

  • Meet other German teachers or tutor and exchange best practice examples, ideas and insights

  • Conduct a classroom-based investigation as basis  for continued professional development

The Goethe Institute in collaboration with UEA Think German Network at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, are pleased to offer a blended-learning professional development course with three integrated seminar days in Norwich.                    

Starting in February 2019, the Goethe-Institut offers the blended learning professional development course DLL Module 3 (Deutsch Lehren Lernen). The DLL programme puts the classroom, the learners and teachers at the centre of learning according to pedagogical principles. It is geared to a teacher-led investigation of their own classroom-based research, which aims to support a continued professional development. One of the key principles of the DLL programme is to work collaboratively with other participants, in online activities as well as in the seminars.

The topic of module 3 is German as a Foreign Language. Participants will explore their own skills and knowledge of teaching grammatical structures as well as the functional and effective use of German as a foreign language.  They will learn to devise exercises and tasks to achieve the learning objectives and support interactive learning, but also reflect on how German as a foreign language may be taught in compliance with current primary, GCSE and A-Level requirements.

Participants work through the module in an online-course on the Goethe-Institut Moodle Learning Platform on their own and in collaboration with each other. They will be supported by experienced trainer Sabine Junker and Liz Black.  The seminars at the UEA will be led by experienced teacher and trainer Bettina Pfeiffer (UEA Think German Network) and conducted in German. It is strongly recommended that your German language skills correspond to proficiency level B2 (CEFR).


Seminar 1
Introduction to DLL3/Practice Exploration Projects (PEP)
Seminar: Saturday, 2 February 2019, 10am-5:15pm

Online Phase 1:  02.02.2019–11-05.2019
Learning by observing, reflecting on practice, evaluation and monitoring of PEP

Seminar 2
“Deutsch als fremde Sprache” at primary level, in the context of the new GCSE and A-level requirements
Seminar: Saturday, 27 April 2019, 10am-5:15pm

Seminar 3
Presentation – Evaluation of Practice Exploration Projects
Seminar: Saturday, 11 May 2019 10am–5:15pm

For more details and an enrolment form:


If you wish to make preliminary enquiries please send an e-mail to sabine.junker@goethe.de

Deadline for applications: 28.01.2019

Cost: £150 (concessions for students)

The DLL courses offered by the Goethe Institut are so useful. Unlike other teaching courses I have been on, the DLL courses provide practical and relevant ideas for use in the classroom at all levels, helping me to grow in confidence and develop my teaching skills. The DLL3 course is particularly invaluable because it specifically deals with teaching the German language and its unique challenges when it comes to grammar and pronunciation. The course was also a great opportunity to meet with other German teachers and tutors, share ideas and explore issues together. The ‘mini project’ allowed me to explore one aspect of the course within a classroom setting, giving me a chance to challenge myself, work with other teaching professionals and reflect on my own practice. The courses always leave me buzzing with ideas and full of enthusiasm.
— Testimonial by Diane Townsend, German language tutor at primary and adult education level, Norfolk
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