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    Professional Development of Foreign Language Teachers: The Example of the COMENIUS Project Schule im Wandel (School Undergoing Change)


    Witte, Arnd and Eberhardt, Annelie (2016) Professional Development of Foreign Language Teachers: The Example of the COMENIUS Project Schule im Wandel (School Undergoing Change). Teanga, 24. pp. 34-43. ISSN 0332-205X

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    Abstract

    This paper explores blended learning in the context of the further professional development of L2 language teachers. Presenting the European Commission-funded COMENIUS project Schule im Wandel, the authors examine issues relevant to teachers of German as a second language. This course aimed to provide European reference model for the professional development of teachers of modern languages, using Moodle as a virtual and universally accessible learning platform. The course included a set of short thematic documentary films filmed at ten German schools, with associated exercises for learners. The authors describe the aims and architecture of the course, and review two pilot projects which used Schule im Wandel for the purpose of professional development of teachers in Ireland.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Schule im Wandel; blended learning; L2 language teacher; German; Ireland;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures > German
    Item ID: 11475
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.35903/teanga.v24i0.41
    Depositing User: Dr. Arnd Witte
    Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2019 16:01
    Journal or Publication Title: Teanga
    Publisher: Irish Association of Applied Linguistics
    Refereed: Yes
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