Conference: German as a foreign language at universities in Jordan, Lebanon, and Iraq: curricula development and teaching practice

posted Apr 28, 2022, 3:27 PM by Pshtiwan Faraj Mohammed   [ updated Apr 28, 2022, 3:33 PM ]
Dates: June 8 & 9, 2022 
Conference venue: GJU SABE Campus, Jebel Amman (tbc)
 Conference languages: English & German
 Format: on site and online

Registration is open now! To register, please visit https://www.daad.de/surveys/421535?lang=en 
Deadline: May 15


Concept note

German as a foreign language (GFL) has become increasingly popular in Jordan throughout the past 20 years, as statistics and figures from private course providers show. Even though its presence in secondary schools and in the higher education sector remains limited, we witness an increasing interest in learning German in higher education institutions (HEIs) and private schools. This rising demand is consequently reflected in specific course offers, at universities most notably as electives on the beginners and elementary level (A1/A2). At the same time, a shortage of well qualified teaching personnel can be observed, both in the secondary and the tertiary sector. 

Against this backdrop, the conference aims at analyzing in more detail the tendencies outlined above with a focus on the higher education sector, and at providing training opportunities for language teachers and teacher trainers at universities on curricula development and teaching practice. Examples of good practice in both implementing and teaching GFL from different universities, as well as the institutional and political framework conditions shall also be discussed. 

To read the agenda of the conference please find attached PDF file.
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Pshtiwan Faraj Mohammed,
Apr 28, 2022, 3:27 PM
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