YLAB- geisteswisschenschaftliches Schülerlabor der Universität Göttingen

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And the Oscar goes to … – taking students to Hollywood in a Global Simulation

Sprenger, Cathrin (Veranstaltungsnummer4504369)

A global simulation is a task-based teaching method which gives learners the opportunity to experience and use the foreign language in a fictitious but real-life scenario. By making use of different creative methods, material and media an authentic space is created – in our case an award ceremony in Hollywood – in which the participants take over different roles and master various communicative situations and tasks. In this course you will explore the potential a global simulation has to offer for the context of foreign language learning. You will learn how to plan and develop a global simulation based on a textbook unit on Hollywood and get the chance to put your ideas into practice. In your research projects you will be able to assess and evaluate your global simulation.

In cooperation with different secondary schools we will design and carry out a simulation project at the YLAB and invite 8th grade students to join us in this creative adventure. There, pupils will enter the foreign language context we designed for them, including a specific time and place, and take over new identities. Following different rules and instructions they will interact with each other, read documents they may find, write notes to each other, solve problems, create and explore. The aim is that you, of course also in role, motivate and encourage the students to actively use the foreign language and support them in doing so.

There will be a preparation of approx. three weeks at school prior to the simulation project. You will spend 2* 90 minutes per week in your class. The simulation projects themselves will be carried out on January 17th-19th (one day per Global Simulation). Both the preparation at school and the simulation project will be part of your internship (Note: You will not have to do another internship at a school.) Moreover, you will learn how to do your own research project during your internship including methods and instruments which will help you to answer the research question which we developed in the context of the course.

It is highly recommended to also participate in the Übung: Einführung in Forschungsmethoden der Fremdsprachendidaktik. During that course you will learn how to do your own research project during your internship including methods and instruments which will help you to answer your research question. You should also have completed the M.BW.100 module, however, this is not compulsory.

Registration via Stud.IP starts on Friday, Sept 1, 2017, at 10:00. The number of participants is restricted to 12.

Requirements: regular attendance, active participation, preparation and organization of two to three global simulations, portfolio of 4000 words (about 12-15 pages; 28.02.2018)

Dates (Place: Verfügungsgebäude – VG 3.104)

Mi.       14:00 bis 16:00      18.10.2017 -03.01.2018  (weekly)

Block+Sa :  03.11.2017 /04.11.2017  14:00 bis 16:00   ( Place: KWZ – 0.602)

Teaching Speaking

Katharina Delius (Veranstaltungsnummer: 4504917)

Enabling students to speak fluently and spontaneously is an important goal in the foreign language classroom. Yet, many teachers are facing questions of how to choose appropriate material, develop suitable tasks and activate all learners most effectively. This seminar aims at looking at the theory of speaking as a skill, examining different teaching approaches and methods and develop and discuss own teaching materials and learning tasks.

Participants will get the chance to develop micro-teaching units, which will be discussed within the seminar and taught in a workshop for pupils. This workshop will take place at the Y-Lab on one day during the semester (date will be announced later).

Registration via Stud.IP starts on Friday, Sept 1, 2017, at 10:00. The number of participants is restricted to 10.

Credit requirements: active participation, presentation and teaching of a micro-teaching unit; graded: the above, plus a written term paper about your micro teaching unit.

Required reading: Selected texts that students will need to prepare in advance will be provided on StudIP.

Dates  (Place:  Jacob-Grimm-Haus – SEP 0.244 (Medienraum))

Fr.       14:00 bis 18:00      27.10.2017

Sa.       09:00 bis 15:00     28.10.2017

Fr.       14:00 bis 18:00     17.11.2017