If the idea of planning lessons and holding them in front of real-life students intimidates you a little bit – welcome to ‘Teaching Content in the interactive Classroom’! The challenges we are going to tackle are those you will have to face during your teacher training and later, e.g.:
- how to work with the obligatory coursebook
- how to create interesting and motivating lessons from the script and exercises given
- what to look out for when it comes to the curriculum and ‘Richtlinien und Lehrpläne’
- how to include the new media
- how to draft exams from the content you covered in class
- and so much more!
The course provides an overview of the different areas of English language teaching that need to be considered in lesson planning, covering the receptive skills of reading and listening as well as the productive skills of speaking and writing. The aim is to explore and discuss how theories you encounter in your studies can be applied in every-day school life, and to get experience in the areas of lesson planning and material design. You will also have the chance to discuss questions about school life in general and an EFL teacher's job that you consider relevant for your future job life.
For a Studienleistung, you will have to actively participate in class. This will include:
- the reading of the texts for each session,
- the participation in group activities and presentations,
- an ongoing project work during the semester,
- regular attendance (details during the first session).
For a Prüfungsleistung, there will be an exam at the end of the lecturing period. For those who failed or could not attend the first exam, there will be a second exam during the semester break.