With the generous support of Transatlantik-Programm der Bundesregierung aus Mitteln des European Recovery Program des Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie (BMWi), AATG is offering an intensive two week summer seminar in Leipzig, Germany. The seminar will be held from June 30-July 14, 2012, and is designed to strengthen the participants’ intercultural competence and to enhance their knowledge about the daily lives of German kids ages 6 to 14. The main focus will be on their Schulalltag: types of schools and their philosophy, curricula, foreign language instruction, integration of immigrants, after school activities in and outside of the schools, role of sports, music, parents, social networks, fashion, peer-groups, among other topics. An integral part of the seminar will be school visits, discussions with students and teachers, parents and school counselors.
While in Leipzig, participants will meet in sessions which will focus on developing effective methods and materials for the teaching of the theme KiDS in American elementary and middle schools. A variety of language experiences and excursions will complete the seminar.
The participants will be housed with host families, which will facilitate an even deeper level of understanding and provide an additional opportunity to improve the participants’ language proficiency.
This is the first time AATG is offering a seminar abroad where the focus is on elementary and middle school kids. It is an exciting opportunity to learn for teachers who teach at this level. However, AATG invites teachers of all levels to apply.
The AATG will provide financial support for 15 motivated, enthusiastic and talented participants in the form of stipends. The seminar includes all program costs and materials, and lodging for the two-week program. Participants will receive a small stipend (up to $300) toward transportation from the United States to Germany.
Application deadline: February 1, 2012.
For full details go to http://www.aatg.org/kids-seminar