March 2, 2017
Speaker: Associate Professor Svitlana Sotnykova.
On February 22, 2017, the School of Foreign Languages held the seminar “Lerneraktivierung als eines der wichtigsten Prinzipien des modernen DaF-Unterrichts” (“Learning Activation as One Important Principle of Today's German Teaching”) for teachers and instructors of German.
The seminar was conducted by the Associate Professor of the Department of German Philology and Translation Svitlana Sotnykova. She acquainted those present with the key principles of teaching German as a foreign language, as well as with some techniques and forms that implement the principle of activation of learning and cognitive activities.
The participants of the seminar had an opportunity to study and apply this principle on particular examples of teaching practice while working on grammatical, lexical and lecture materials, developing reading and listening skills in pairs and groups, using such exercises as “Artikel-Gymnastik”, "Gesprächsbingo", "Autogrammjagd", "Klassenspaziergang mit Wimmelkarten", "Bilddiktat", "Stationenlernen", and others.
These forms and methods are particularly effective when creating favorable conditions for developing learning and cognitive interest, boosting pupils' and students’ motivation to learn, engaging them in active cooperation in German classes and stimulating their independent work. The seminar was conducted in German.
Video of the seminar:
The reports of other teaching methods workshops of the School are available in the library of the School of Foreign languages on its YouTube Channel in the playlists “Teaching Methods Workshops of the School of Foreign Languages” and “Teaching Methods Workshops in Foreign Languages”.