U.S. Consulate and ASL Cooperate on Teacher Training.

The United States Consulate in Leipzig and American Studies Leipzig cooperated on 17 April to offer a teacher training seminar looking at “Aspects of Contemporary American Society”. Some twenty teachers from throughout the region (Mitteldeutschland) participated in the professional training seminar. Faculty member Crister Garrett offered a two-hour session on “Teaching American Politics: The Case of the Presidential Election 2008”. A special focus of the session was how to integrate the internet into classroom teaching to allow students to “learn by doing”. The session also stressed how language acquisition and area studies (Landeskunde) can be integrated very effectively when teaching with the tool of the internet, and using it to focus on concrete topics.

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