Yulia Kazhan, Head of German and French Philology Department of Mariupol State University and Professor Marina Marchenko, attended a working meeting of the participants of the project "Deutsch lehren lernen" (DLL), which was held from September 1 to September 2 at Goethe-Institut in Kyiv.
During the meeting, the project participants exchanged their experience in developing methodological materials of DLL and their implementation into the learning process.
MSU professors told that during the implementation of the project, from 2016 to 2019, 30 students of the major "Language and Literature (German)" completed online courses at the Moodle platform of Goethe-Institut on the topic "Planning of German language classes". Most students have received international standards certificates from Goethe-Institut, which is recognized by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine as documents for raising qualifications.
Completing online course at MSU is combined with class training (the so-called Blended Learning system) to prepare 4th-year-students for pedagogical practice. In this academic year, it is planned to involve master's degree students of the major "Language and Literature (English)" within the frameworks of the course "Methodology of teaching a second foreign language".
MSU is the first university to sign a cooperation agreement with the Goethe-Institut in order to implement a pilot project aimed at improving the quality of training of the students of the major "Language and Literature (German)" - future teachers of German language. Currently, 10 universities in Ukraine joined the project, creating a network to share experiences and improve the learning process.
Representatives from the educational institutions planning to join the project, were invited to a working meeting in Kyiv. Yulia Kazhan and Marina Marchenko shared with their the experience gained in structuring online courses and conducting classes using the "Deutsch lehren lernen" method.