PetrSU Students Learn Methods of Foreign Language Online Teaching
The Resource Center of the Goethe-Institut hosted an educational seminar devoted to «German language for children: vocabulary building in a creative way». The Resource Center was established under a bilateral agreement on cooperation with Petrozavodsk State University.
The seminar was held via Zoom by Elena Nikiforova, a specialist of the Goethe-Institut (St. Petersburg).
Both school and university teachers, as well as the 4-year students of the Institute of Foreign Languages, program «Teacher education. The German and English Languages», took part in the educational seminar. During the seminar, the participants have learned about online techniques of improving students’ motivation and engagement in learning, found out the significance of vocabulary in learning a foreign language, and noted which stages of learning new basic vocabulary deserve special attention. Besides, the participants were introduced to games for training and learning vocabulary, which encourage children to speak.
The 4-year students have gained valuable experience within their studies of foreign language teaching methods and preparation for teaching practices.
To ensure the health and safety of the visitors, the Goethe-Institut has moved all events online. Despite this fact, it does not hinder cooperation with partners. The Goethe-Institut provides programs that give greater opportunities for improving language skills, broadening the knowledge about Germany, and planning the classes with the use of ICT tools.