Author: Claudia Kusian, Goethe-Institut
On 19 March 2016, 20 primary teachers, secondary teachers and development officers, involved in training primary teachers to deliver German as L2 or L3, came together at the Goethe-Institut for a Train the Trainer seminar. Participants were introduced to the free teaching materials from the Goethe-Institut, “Deutsch mit Felix und Franzi” Volumes 1 and 2. Positive feedback focused on the detailed support available for using these materials in class, particularly the small, clear steps for class teachers with little German. Participants shared that they felt the puppets were attractive and that they were sure children would engage with these resources.
In the second half of the seminar, participants had the opportunity to hear from two teachers running German up-skilling courses for primary teachers in their local authorities. Kurt Easson-Brausch from Glasgow and Jenny Kane from East Ayrshire shared some examples of best practice.
The seminar was a fantastic opportunity for professional exchange and discussion and was rated highly useful:
“It makes me feel very excited to work with primary teachers to give them confidence to deliver German to their classes.” (Seminar participant)
The “Deutsch mit Felix und Franzi” teaching materials are available free of charge on the Goethe-Institut website.
For further information please contact the Goethe-Institut.
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