• Workshop overview

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    New to teaching German Ab initio

    Online | € 250 | 2 x 2.5 hours of training - workshop leader: Conny Brock
    13 - 14 November 2022 @ 15:00 - 17:30 pm (Central European Time) / 9:00 - 11:30 am (EST) 

    This live online workshop is aimed at German Ab initio teachers in the IB Programme.

    The workshop leader, Conny Brock, is also the author of the German B Support Site.

    The workshop consists of 2 x 2.5-hours of instruction, discussion and activities. 

    The number of participants is limited to 20 participants, who will be able to engage with each other and the content through Zoom and this website. Recordings of each session and downloadable content will be made available to participants. 

    The workshop fee is € 250 (excl. VAT if applicable). 

    Participants will receive a digital Philpot Education certificate afterwards. This workshop is not endorsed by the IB.

    Session Date/Time Description
    1 Sunday 13 November
    9:00 - 11:30 EST / 15:00 - 17:30 CET 
    Overview:
    Part 1 - General bits and bobs: What is the German Ab initio course all about? How do I structure this two-year course? How do we best support our students acquiring vocabulary and practising their different skills? How do I go about writing a DP unit plan? Which text types do I need to cover with my students?
    Part 2 - Paper 1: How do we get our students to properly understand, analyse and 'dissect' the prompts, choose the right text types, and plan accordingly? We’ll be looking at this exam component’s criteria, marked exams with examiner comments and how to support students with exam specific language skills.
    2 Monday 14 November 
    9:00 - 11:30 EST / 15:00 - 17:30 CET 
    Overview:

    Part 1 - Individual Oral Exam: Which pictures are suitable for the exam? How do I go about parts 1, 2 and 3? Which questions can I ask in the follow-up discussion/s? How can we best help our students to tackle and structure this 15-minute exam? We'll be looking at exam strategies, marked exams and their examiner comments.

    Part 2 - Paper 2: This second and final session will explore the reading and listening exam: we’ll be discussing its challenges; review common reading and listening exercises; go over specimen papers - and, of course, share tips and tricks.

    Workshop leader: Conny Brock


    Conny Brock has been working as an international educator for 13 years and is currently Head of Languages, and Languages B coordinator at Colegio Anglo Colombiano in Bogota, Colombia, where she tries to instill her students with a love for languages–especially German.

    Her IB career began at Scarborough College, UK where she taught DP German Literature, German B, and Spanish. After five years in the UK she moved to Atlanta, Georgia to teach MYP/DP German Language and Literature, DP German B, German Ab initio, and MYP ESL at Atlanta International School. 

    Conny has presented conference papers on European literature, the effective use of film in the MFL classroom, Thinking Routines, and teachers’ strategies during the pandemic. 

    She has a Masters Degree in Applied Linguistics from the Open University, has co-authored Cambridge University Press’ German B text book, ‘Deutsch im Einsatz’ and is an experienced examiner and e-assessment content developer. 

    • Session 2

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      Overview:

      Part 1 - Individual Oral Exam: Which pictures are suitable for the exam? How do I go about parts 1, 2 and 3? Which questions can I ask in the follow-up discussion/s? How can we best help our students to tackle and structure this 15-minute exam? We'll be looking at exam strategies, marked exams and their examiner comments.

      Part 2 - Paper 2: This second and final session will explore the reading and listening exam: we’ll be discussing its challenges; review common reading and listening exercises; go over specimen papers - and, of course, share tips and tricks.



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